| GEO World|
| 11 killed in tractor-trailer, van crash in US|
| Updated at: 1105 PST, Saturday, March 27, 2010|
MUNFORDVILLE: A tractor-trailer loaded with auto parts crossed a highway median Friday and slammed head-on into a van carrying a Mennonite family, killing 11 people before dawn on a hilly stretch of interstate.
The dead included an engaged couple and several members of their family, whose house burned down in December. Two children in the van were the only survivors of the crash about 75 miles (120 kilometers) south of Louisville.
After the collision, the truck smashed into a rock wall and burst into flames. The driver, the lone occupant, was also killed. A pastor for the family said they were traveling to a wedding in Iowa, and the engaged couple planned their own wedding for July.