From Lancaster Online
The only survivors of the crash were two little boys, ages 3 and 5, who were grandsons of the Eshes.
Both John and Sadie Esh, who were Mennonite, were from large Amish families and had many relatives in Lancaster County.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Hester Inc., of Fayette, Ala., to cease operations after failing to correct “critical” violations, including allowing drivers to operate trucks longer than allowed by law.
The order was issued in June, but was released to The Courier-Journal on Wednesday after the newspaper requested it through the Freedom of Information Act. Scott Hester, the owner of the company, declined to comment to the newspaper.
Truck driver Kenneth Laymon went across the median on I-65 near Munfordville on March 26, striking a van carrying the Esh family and their friends, who were traveling to a wedding in Iowa.
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