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Ft. Wright Crash Victims Identified

The victims in Tuesday's fatal crash in Ft. Wright have been identified.

The crash happened just before 3 p.m. on Highland Avenue near Reeves Drive. A vehicle driven by Kenneth Hartsock, 48, was headed east and collided with a vehicle driven by Sarah Willis, 70, who was accompanied by her sister, Gloria Roaden, 72, in the passenger seat, and her husband, John Willis, 79, in the back seat.

According to a news release from Ft. Wright Police, three of the victims were dead when emergency responders arrived. Air Care was dispatched to the scene to treat John Willis, but he also died at the scene and was not transported.

Witnesses report seeing erratic driving by Hartsock moments before the crash. His vehicle was in the emergency strip and skimmed along the guardrail before abruptly turning left and colliding with the car driven by Willis.

John and Sarah Willis lived in Bromley, Gloria Roaden lived in Ludlow, and Kenneth Hartsock was from Edgewood.

Ft. Wright Police & Fire Departments were assisted at the scene by the Kenton Co. Police, Kentucky State Highway Department, Ft. Wright Public Works, Lakeside Park/Crestview Hills Police, Edgewood Police, Kenton Co. Sheriff's Office, Covington Police, Ft. Mitchell Fire/EMS, Park Hills Fire Department, Covington Fire Department, Air Care, and the Kenton Co. Coroner's Office.

-Staff report

Photo: Scene of crash (RCN file)