Authorities identify three killed in van crash on I-64 - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Authorities identify three killed in van crash on I-64

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities have identified three men who were killed when a speeding van hit a tree on I-64 Wednesday.

It happened at around 6:45 a.m. near the Franklin County / Shelby County line. Police say a tire blew on the van, causing the driver to lose control and hit a tree, before catching fire. 

Authorities say 46-year-old Julio Cesar Ramirez, 40-year-old Santiago Jimenez Lopez and 28-year-old Jose Luis Rodriquez Lobos were killed. All are from Lexington.

The van's driver was taken to the hospital, but is expected to be okay.

Investigators say no one was wearing a seat belt.

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