A multi-vehicle accident claimed the life of one Ozark Christian College student traveling through Kentucky on Friday afternoon.
At about 4:30 PM, the Kentucky State Police received numerous calls concerning a crash on Interstate 24 east of Eddyville.
A semi-truck traveling eastbound on the interstate rear-ended the van 19-year-old Jace Smothers was in.
This led to a collision with 11 other vehicles.
When first responders arrived, they pronounced Smothers dead at the scene.
Four others in the vehicle were injured, but they are all in stable condition.