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Georgia Player, Staff Member Killed in Crash After Celebration

Devin Willock and Chandler LeCroy die in one-vehicle accident

(Newser) - A University of Georgia player and staff member were killed in a car crash early Sunday, hours after a parade and celebration of their national football championship . Devin Willock , an offensive lineman, and Chandler LeCroy, a member of the recruiting staff, died after the one-vehicle accident in Athens, the university...

Driver Crashes Into Bobcat Hung From Bridge With Rope

The impact smashed Andrew Noble's windshield

(Newser) - As far as car accidents go, this has to rank among the strangest: A New York man drove into a dead bobcat that had been hung from an overpass on Monday night. Andrew Noble, his fiancee, and his 10-year-old son were traveling home on Interstate 88 in Schoharie County around...

Cops Believe Tesla Plunge Off Cliff Was Intentional

2 adults, 2 children survived the terrifying incident

(Newser) - Police have arrested the male driver of a Tesla that plunged off a Northern California cliff Monday, accusing him of intentionally driving off the side of the Pacific Coast Highway in an area known as Devil's Slide. Dharmesh Arvind Patel, 41, who is from the Los Angeles area, survived...

Somehow, a Driver Survived This Crash

Video and images from scene of Connecticut accident show guardrail that impaled vehicle

(Newser) - Looking at these images from a car accident last week along a Connecticut highway, your first thought will likely be, "Well, that doesn't look good." Officials from a local fire department near Hartford, however, say the driver is A-OK, despite a guardrail that impaled the car and...

Kids Survive 2 Days in Outback After Parents Killed in Crash

'Nobody knows what they went through,' relative says; 5-year-old credited with saving baby brother

(Newser) - Three young children survived two days in the Australian Outback after a Christmas Day car crash that took the lives of their parents, and the eldest sibling deserves some thanks for that. Sky News reports that 25-year-old Cindy Braddock, 28-year-old Jake Day, and their three kids—a 5-year-old girl and...

'Maybe the Worst Accident ... I've Ever Seen on the Ohio Turnpike'

4 are dead after 50-vehicle pileup along highway in Sandusky County

(Newser) - Amid an extreme winter storm sweeping across large sections of the US, a fatal accident has taken place along a stretch of highway in the Midwest. Ohio State Highway Patrol officials say four people are dead and multiple are injured after a pileup Friday on the Ohio Turnpike in Sandusky...

Woman's New iPhone Saves Her, Boyfriend After Crash

Device's Crash Detection, Emergency SOS features alerted rescuers after car plunged into canyon

(Newser) - The new iPhone 14 debuted in September, boasting such perks as a new dual-camera system, better battery life, and a 5-core GPU for smoother graphics while gaming. But it's the device's Crash Detection and Emergency SOS features that Cloe Fields is grateful for after she and her boyfriend...

40K-Pound Meatball Delivery Goes Very Awry

Tractor-trailer crash in Virginia sent lots of meatballs onto Interstate 95

(Newser) - A tractor-trailer accident this week left a big mess on a Virginia highway, and it wasn't just debris from the crash. WAVY reports that Virginia State Police were called to the scene of an accident on Interstate 95 in Greensville County around 12:30am on Friday, where one big...

Driver Who Hit Sheriff's Recruits: It Was an Accident

Nicholas Gutierrez, initially arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, says he fell asleep

(Newser) - Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said 25 recruits were injured , several critically, when a driver deliberately plowed into them as they jogged near a training center in South Whittier on Wednesday. The driver tells a very different story. In an interview with KNBC , 22-year-old Nicholas Gutierrez says he was...

25 Sheriff's Academy Recruits Struck by SUV While on Run

5 suffered critical injuries

(Newser) - More details are coming into focus about the car that hit 25 Los Angeles County Sheriff's academy recruits who were among 75 recruits on an early-morning run. The AP reports the runners were hit by an SUV that was being driven by a 22-year-old man. CHP Assistant Chief Charlie...

In Denver, 100-Car Pileup on Icy Roads

Injuries were minor

(Newser) - Roughly 100 vehicles were involved in a crash on icy roads early Friday southwest of downtown Denver, but no one was seriously injured, per the AP . Injuries to drivers and passengers included broken bones, but nothing life-threatening, police spokesperson Doug Schepman told the Denver Post . Schepman said slick roads after...

After Late-Night Fatal Crash, an iPhone Calls for Help

Police haven't determined what caused accident in Lincoln, Nebraska

(Newser) - A passenger's cellphone automatically alerted responders after a car hit a tree early Sunday in a Nebraska crash that killed all six of the vehicle's young occupants, authorities said. Five men in the Honda Accord died at the scene of the crash around 2:15am in Lincoln, about...

NFL Star Rolls His Porsche After Practice

All-Pro Myles Garrett of the Cleveland Browns is out of the hospital

(Newser) - Cleveland Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett was released from a hospital late Monday night after he was injured when he rolled over his Porsche while driving on a rural Ohio road following practice. Garrett suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the one-car wreck, per the AP . He'd been taken to...

Cops: Crash That Killed Ind. Pol Caused by Staffer's Driving

Police: Zachery Potts was attempting to get by truck in crash that killed Rep. Jackie Walorski

(Newser) - A staffer for US Rep. Jackie Walorski was trying to pass a flatbed truck on a northern Indiana highway last month when the SUV they were in crashed into an oncoming car, killing Walorski and three other people, police said Friday. A witness traveling behind the SUV told investigators it...

Doctor Who First Helped Diana in Crash: I Didn't Recognize Her

As 25th anniversary approaches, Frederic Mailliez speaks about the night of the fatal 1997 accident

(Newser) - The woman was crumpled on the floor of a mangled Mercedes, unconscious and struggling to breathe. The French doctor had no idea who she was and focused on trying to save her. Twenty-five years later, Frederic Mailliez is still marked by what happened in the Alma Tunnel in Paris on...

6 Dead After Truck Hits Community Barbecue

7 were injured in Netherlands accident

(Newser) - The death toll from an accident when a truck drove off a dike and slammed into a community barbecue in a village south of Rotterdam rose to six Sunday and police said a further seven people are in hospital, including one in critical condition. Police spokeswoman Mirjam Boers said the...

They Were Enjoying Happy Hour. Then, 'Pure Panic'

14 hurt, 4 critically, after vehicle smashes into pub in Arlington, Va.

(Newser) - Fourteen people kicking off the weekend outside of DC were injured Friday night when a vehicle slammed into the side of a pub in Arlington, Va., setting the building on fire. NBC News reports that four people were critically hurt after the car plowed through the front of Ireland's...

Bus Crashes on Way to Sacred Shrine, Killing 12

Dozens are said to be injured after bus from Poland headed to Medjugorje crashed in Croatia

(Newser) - A Poland-registered bus carrying pilgrims to a shrine in Bosnia skidded from a highway in northern Croatia early Saturday, killing at least 12 people and injuring several others, police and officials said. Croatian police said on Twitter that "in the skidding of a bus with Polish license plates, according...

Anne Heche Said to Be in Critical Condition After Fiery LA Crash

Witnesses say car reportedly driven by Heche sped through neighborhood, smashed into home

(Newser) - A fiery car crash in Los Angeles on Friday left the driver of the car critically injured, and sources say that woman was Wag the Dog and Donnie Brasco actress Anne Heche. Brian Humphrey, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Fire Department, tells NBC Los Angeles the accident happened around...

NTSB: Adult Was Driving Pickup in Golf Team Crash

Agency had reported the man's 13-year-old son was at the wheel in fatal collision

(Newser) - Update: A 38-year-old man was driving a pickup truck that collided with a van carrying college golf teams in Texas in March, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. The agency earlier had said the man's 13-year-old son was at the wheel, but DNA tests showed that wasn't...

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