Three members of a Beavercreek family were killed in a crash in a remote part of eastern Kentucky Saturday, according to the Kentucky State Police.
According to a release from KSP, crews were called to a single-vehicle crash on Kentucky 182 and Cave Branch just before 9:00 p.m. June 18.
Initial investigating shows, Jitu Galani, 41, of Beavercreek, was driving a 2014 Honda CRV on KY 182 when he passed an entrance to Carter Caves State Resort Park.
Galani put the vehicle in reverse and attempted to back down the roadway.
The vehicle got stuck after dropping off the shoulder of the road.
When Galani attempted to free the vehicle, it rolled over the culvert and landed on its top in a creek.
Jitu Galani, Nitu Galani, 39, and their four-year-old child, both from Beavercreek, were all pronounced dead at the scene by the Carter County Coroner William Wadell.
According to our CBS Affiliate in Huntington, West Virginia an 11-year-old son survived.
Pamela Wright lives near the entrance to the park and got stopped in the backup for the emergency response.
“There were all kinds of emergency vehicles. It was 9:20, 9:25 at night and the entire place was lit up. And I was just sitting there left to wonder. And I just had a bad feeling about it,” Wright said.
The coroner’s office said the Galani family planned to camp with friends overnight before continuing their drive home to Beavercreek after vacationing in Virginia Beach.
A family member has organized a GoFundMe page to help financially support the surviving son. To donate, you can click here.
We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.
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