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2 killed trying to help others in 5-vehicle crash

2 killed trying to help others in crash

RICHMOND - Two people have died in central Kentucky and a third person is charged with aggravated drunken driving after a five-vehicle wreck on Interstate 75.

Kentucky State Police identified the people who died as 22-year-old Meredith L. Buscher of Richmond and 30-year-old Jeffrey Campbell of Louisville. The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/1jqCbwK ) says they were struck Sunday evening after leaving their cars to try to help others in the crash.

Police arrested 56-year-old Bryan M. Mangan of South Bend, Ind. He is also charged with driving on a suspended license and was taken to the Madison County jail.

Police said Buscher and Campbell had left their cars to assist others when they were struck by another vehicle.

Another man, 41-year-old Clifford H. Steinhauer of Fort Thomas, was in serious condition Monday at University of Kentucky hospital.

Kentucky fire survivors improving

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The conditions of a father and daughter who were the only survivors in a Kentucky house fire that killed nine family members have been upgraded.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center officials said Monday that 36-year-old Chad Watson and his 11-year-old daughter, Kylie, are both in stable condition. Hospital spokesman Craig Boerner said the two had been in critical but stable condition since they arrived on Jan. 30 but were upgraded over the weekend.

Police say the fire started when a combustible material fell against an electric heater in a bedroom overnight in the home in the community of Depoy near Greenville, Ky. The blaze killed La Rae "Nikki" Watson and eight of her children, ages 4 to 15.

The funeral for the nine family members was held Saturday.

Memphis motel body case gets conviction

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A jury has convicted a man for strangling his girlfriend and hiding her body under a Memphis motel bed, where it remained undiscovered for about six weeks.

Lakeith Moody was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on Sunday in the 2010 death of 28-year-old Sony Millbrook.

Shelby County prosecutors say Millbrook was reported missing in on Jan. 27, 2010. She was last seen alive in a room at the Budget Lodge in Memphis. Prosecutors said Moody strangled Millbrook with a cord and hid her body under a mattress and box spring.

The room had been cleaned numerous times by motel staff and rented out at least five times before police found her body March 15, 2010, after reports of a bad odor.

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