The victims have been Rodney Pollitt, Jr., 26, of Independence, and Samantha Malohn, 27, Hailieann Pollitt, 9, Brenden Pollitt, eight, and Cailie Pollitt, 6, all of Dry Ridge.
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Police might take every week or extra to find out the reason for Northern Kentucky’s deadliest car crash in recent memory.
Meanwhile, the sole survivor recovers in a hospital.
Daniel Greis, 57, of Independence, remains hospitalized as of Monday morning, Kenton County Police Chief Spike Jones said.
Police still don’t know why Greis’ 2014 Honda Pilot went left of center on Staffordsburg Road in Independence on Thursday. Greis’ car hit head on a 1993 Honda Accord driven by Rodney Pollitt Jr., 26.
Pollitt, his girlfriend, Samantha Malohn, 27, and their three children, Hailieann Pollitt, 9, Brenden Pollitt, 8, and Cailie Pollitt, 6, all died in the crash.
“I would give it a week with just the amount of evidence the folks are looking at,” Jones said. “They’re very methodically investigating. They’re going to take the time to do it right.”
No charges have been filed. Jones didn’t know Greis’ condition. He was airlifted to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. A spokesperson at UC said Greis wasn’t listed as of Friday afternoon, which could mean he was either moved or requested not to have information released.
The crash is one of the deadliest on record in Northern Kentucky. In 1994, five teenagers were killed when a train hit a car in Fort Mitchell. Four people were killed in a two-car collision in Fort Wright in 2015.
The tragedy has shaken the rural community of Grant County.
A Gofundme page for the family has raised $21,000 of a $50,000 goal as of Monday.
Grief counselors on Friday were sent to sent to Sherman Elementary, where Brenden and Cailie Pollitt attended, and Dry Ridge Elementary, where Hailieann attended. Letters were sent home to parents of the students with resources to help them talk to their children, said Nancy Howe, spokeswoman for Grant County School District.
Funeral arrangements have been set for the Pollitt family at Cooper Funeral Home in Alexandria. A visitation will be held 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the funeral home, 10759 Alexandria Pike. A funeral service will be held at noon Thursday at…