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10/7/2014 5:45 AM
By Associated Press

Stopped cars on I-40 cause deadly crash

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — A crash involving six cars on Interstate 40 killed four people from western Kentucky and one of the motorists who survived was charged with drunken driving.

The crash Friday night shut down the interstate near Lebanon.

The Tennessean reports (http://tnne.ws/1EdsfiP) two cars were stopped on I-40 East around 7:45 p.m. when four oncoming cars hit them.

The four killed were all in one car that hit one of the stopped cars. They were Monica Cruce, Mike Cruce and teenagers Stephen Cruce and Joshua Cruce, all of Benton, Kentucky.

Another driver, Chase Fakes, 27, of Lebanon, was charged with driving under the influence after the wreck.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said the two drivers of the stopped cars, 60-year-old Edgar Conley and 24-year-old Zhao Yiting, were also hurt.

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