NTSB investigates Kentucky crash that killed 11

MARROWBONE, Ky. (AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating Friday's deadly crash on a Kentucky highway.

Eleven people were killed when a tractor-trailer crossed a median and hit a van head-on, then smashed into a rock wall and burst into flames. Eight of the dead were members of a Mennonite family traveling to Iowa for a wedding.

NTSB Vice Chairman Christopher Hart says investigators want to know more about the truck driver, who was killed, including what he was doing in the days before the wreck.

He says they'll also look at the cable barriers that Kentucky officials say were installed last year to prevent vehicles from crossing into oncoming lanes. Hart says the cable barriers are not designed to withstand the force of a tractor-trailer.

The coroner is awaiting toxicology reports on both drivers.

The only survivors of the accident were two brothers, ages three and
five, who were in child safety seats.

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