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Three killed in I-65N crash at state line in Robertson County now identified

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Posted at 8:08 PM, Feb 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 08:44:41-05

ROBERTSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — Three people were killed in a crash on the Tennessee - Kentucky state line in Robertson County. They have now been identified.

Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) officials say the crash happened at 7:37 p.m. Friday at mile marker 119 of I-65 North near Mitchellville.

Officials say three people were killed in the crash which involved three vehicles: 2014 and 1998 Volvo tractor trailers, and a 2015 Nissan Versa.

THP says the 2014 tractor trailer was traveling northbound on I-65, while the 1998 tractor trailer and Nissan Versa were southbound on I-65. All vehicles were in the lane closest to the median.

The 1998 trailer struck the Versa in the rear, causing the Versa to swerve through the median onto the northbound side of the interstate. The 2014 trailer then struck the Versa in the front, after which both of those vehicles came to rest in the median.

The occupants in the Versa - identified as Robin Cofer, 53; Michael Posey, 58 and Shirley Posey, 53 - were all found dead at the scene.

Northbound and southbound lanes were blocked well into the overnight hours as officials worked to clear the scene. The scene was finally cleared shortly after 3 a.m.