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Kentucky Family Killed in Route 80 Car Accident

Wilson & McQueen June 8, 2021

A multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 80 on Saturday, July 11, just before 1:40 a.m., resulted in the deaths of 21-year-old Briana Mae Anderson, her 24-year-old fianc√© Edward Russell Hitt, and their daughter, all of whom were residents of Jeffersontown, Kentucky, according to an article published on

The accident happened while the family was returning to Kentucky after visiting New York. According to reports, the vehicle the three were traveling in, a Kia, was struck from behind by a Cadillac Escalade. The force of this crash sent the Kia into the Jeep that was in front of it.

The driver of the Escalade is now facing a variety of charges, including three counts of death by auto, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while intoxicated, and two counts of assault by auto.