OLIVE HILL, Ky. (KT) – Three members of an Ohio family were killed over the weekend in a single-vehicle crash near Carter Caves State Resort Park in Carter County.
Kentucky State Police at the Ashland Post say they received a call shortly before 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, of the crash at the junction of KY 182 and Cave Branch.
The KSP says their initial investigation has determined Jitu Galani, 41, of Beavercreek, Ohio, was driving a 2014 Honda CRV west on KY 182 when he passed the entrance to Carter Caves State Resort Park. When Galani realized his mistake, he put the car in reverse, and attempted to back down the road to the park entrance. However, during that process, the vehicle dropped off the shoulder of the road and became stuck. While he was attempting to free the care, it rolled backwards over a culvert and landed on its top in a creek.
Jitu Galani, Nitu Galani, 39, and their 4-year-old child, were all pronounced dead by Carter County Coroner William Waddell.