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Victims in deadly I-65 crash identified


Metro police have identified the victims involved in a deadly crash along I-65 northbound in Madison Saturday evening.

The crash was reported around 6 p.m. near mile marker 94.

Police say the crash was triggered by a man who pulled over his truck to pick up debris from a blown tires.

A motorcyclist who was driving through the area crashed into the man, sending the driver, Eric Lee Knight, 34, of Adolphus, Kentucky and his passenger airborne.

Knight was then hit by another vehicle, and pronounced dead at the scene.

Knight's passenger, Abigail McCormick, 27, of Oak Grove, Kentucky, was critically injured and transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The pedestrian who was picking up a piece of tire tread, Gregory Crabtree Jr., 45, of Joelton, was critically injured and transported to Skyline Medical Center.

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