accidental death

Read the latest news and reports of accidental deaths on

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

Mom Drinks a Fatal Amount of Water on Vacation
Mom Drinks a
Fatal Amount of
Water on Vacation

Mom Drinks a Fatal Amount of Water on Vacation

Indiana 35-year-old dies of water toxicity

(Newser) - An Indiana mom on vacation with her family died in a rare case of water toxicity, when a person drinks too much water more quickly than their kidneys can clear it and their sodium levels drop, causing their cells to fill with water and swell. Ashley Summers, 35, was with...

3 People, Dog Die in Texas Cornfield Tragedy

They tried to rescue dog, each other from uncovered cistern

(Newser) - An underground structure used to store water in a Texas cornfield became a literal death trap for three people from Florida and their dog, police say. The Bastrop County Sheriff's Office says officers received a call around 1am Wednesday about three people trapped in a hole. The sheriff's...

Family Wants Answers After Daughter Killed by Lawn Mower

27-year-old woman was in overgrown area at Modesto, California park

(Newser) - Relatives of Christine Chavez, a 27-year-old woman killed in an apparent lawn mower accident in Modesto, California, say the police investigation was so careless that parts of her remains were left at the scene and they kept finding more during daily vigils. "I went there and I still have...

Man's GoPro Ends Up Filming His Fatal Drowning

Alaska man's body has not yet been found in lake where he disappeared

(Newser) - An Alaska man inadvertently filmed his own drowning on a glacial lake with a GoPro camera mounted on his helmet, but authorities who recovered the camera have not yet found his body, officials said Tuesday. Alaska State Troopers said teams would continue to search Mendenhall Lake for the body of...

Woman Dies Trying to Help Girl Who Slipped Over Waterfall's Edge

Both went over the side, but girl is expected to survive

(Newser) - A woman who was hiking with four teenagers at a popular southern California trail died when trying to help one of the teens last week. Sarah Louise Crocker, 48, was with "family and family friends" at the Three Sisters Falls in the Cleveland National Forest in San Diego County...

Suit: Arby's Worker Locked in Freezer 'Beat Her Hands Bloody'

Body of Arby's worker Nguyet Le was found by her son, lawsuit states

(Newser) - The family of an Arby's worker found dead in a walk-in freezer earlier this month is suing the franchise owner and the chain's parent company. The suit states that a former employee says problems with the latch on the freezer door at the New Iberia, Louisiana, location were...

Cops: Teen's Quest for Social Media Post Kills Him

It happened early Saturday on Los Angeles' 6th Street Viaduct

(Newser) - A 17-year-old boy fell to his death this weekend while climbing a Los Angeles bridge in an apparent social media stunt, police said. Police were sent to the 6th Street Viaduct around 2am Saturday and found the boy, who was pronounced dead at a hospital. His name wasn't immediately...

Hammer of Gun in Rust Shooting Possibly Modified

Prosecutors request forensic testing of the revolver, armorer's jacket

(Newser) - Investigators believe the gun Alec Baldwin was handling when it fired a bullet that killed Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins may have been intentionally modified. In a motion requesting forensic testing of the .45 Long Colt revolver and ammunition, New Mexico special prosecutors say "the modification appears to be related...

NPS Worker Dies While Skiing in Denali

Witness says Eric Walter triggered avalanche in Alaska preserve

(Newser) - A National Park Service staffer died last week in Denali National Park & Preserve, in an avalanche he himself may have triggered. In a Friday statement cited by CBS News , the NPS reports that Eric Walter was killed Thursday while taking part in some backcountry skiing on a "north-facing...

Teen Killed in Outer Banks When Sand Dune Collapses

Trapped him in a hole that had been dug into the side

(Newser) - A 17-year-old boy visiting North Carolina's Outer Banks from Virginia died when a hole dug into the side of a sand dune collapsed on top of him Saturday. "At approximately 2pm, seashore law enforcement rangers responded to a 911 call regarding a teenager trapped in a hole,"...

Teen Equestrian Killed by Her Horse During Competition

Sunday incident in Florida triggered by horse planting its left foot for 'unknown reasons'

(Newser) - A 15-year-old equestrian's horse tripped during competition on Sunday and suffered a rotational fall that ended up causing the Florida girl's death. Hannah Serfass was roughly halfway through the course of a jumper event at the Fox Lea Farm Spring Concours I in Venice when the incident happened....

Worker Dies in 'Tragic Event' Outside Terminal Gate

American Airlines employee's service vehicle collided with jet bridge in Austin: officials

(Newser) - An American Airlines employee died at a Texas airport on Thursday after suffering "traumatic injuries" in a crash with the bridge that connects a plane to a terminal gate. The employee, who has not been identified, was operating a service vehicle that struck the jet bridge, according to authorities,...

Man Found Dead on Work Trip Encountered Drugs, Prostitutes

Nathan Millard, found with fentanyl in system, died of accidental drug overdose: report

(Newser) - Nathan Millard, the Georgia businessman whose body was found wrapped in plastic in Baton Rouge earlier this month, died of an accidental drug overdose, authorities say. A toxicology report shows the 42-year-old father of five had fentanyl, cocaine, and ethanol (alcohol) in his system at the time of death. Police...

Boy Dies After 'the Most Exciting Moment of His Life'

He suffered cardiac arrest during his first bull riding event

(Newser) - A 14-year-old boy is dead after riding a bull for the first time at a North Carolina rodeo. The family of Denim Bradshaw says he got in the ring at the Rafter K. Rodeo Winter Series at American Legion Post 290 in the city of King on Saturday night, and...

Worker Sucked Into Jet Engine Told Not to Go Near It Twice

The NTSB releases a preliminary report on the Dec. 31 accident

(Newser) - The American Airlines ground crew worker who died at Montgomery Regional Airport in Alabama when she was "ingested into the engine" of a parked plane had received multiple warnings about getting too close to running engines, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report on the Dec....

With One Misstep, Dog Shoots, Kills Hunter

Loaded gun went off in a pickup truck in Kansas, authorities say

(Newser) - A dog fatally shot a member of its hunting party over the weekend. Yes, you read that correctly. The dog stepped on a loaded rifle in the backseat of a pickup truck Saturday morning in Kansas' Sumner County, the sheriff's office said, per KAKE . The gun went off, with...

Ski Patroller Killed in Fall From Lift

Christian Helger of Utah's Park City Mountain Resort died after tree fell on chairlift cable

(Newser) - A 29-year-old ski patroller died Monday when he was knocked from a chairlift at Utah's Park City Mountain Resort. Ten others were safely rescued from the chairlift, which began to rock significantly when a large pine tree fell onto a lift cable around 10:45am, according to the Summit...

Star Stunt-Driver Dies in Snowmobile Crash

Rally champ Ken Block killed at the age of 55 in Wasatch County, Utah

(Newser) - Ken Block, a motor sports champ and sportswear company co-founder who became an internet sensation for his nail-biting stunts , has died in a snowmobiling accident in Utah, per his Hoonigan Racing team. He was 55. The Wasatch County Sheriff's Office says Block was riding on a steep slope around...

Chilly Outdoor Getaway Proves Fatal for 3 Parents

The 3 fell through the ice while on a frozen lake in Arizona

(Newser) - Three families living in a Phoenix suburb drove north the day after Christmas to spend time outdoors; it proved fatal for three of the parents. CBS News reports that while in Forest Lakes, Arizona, three of the parents—a married couple and a dad—decided to venture onto the frozen...

They Came In With Paddles to Save Him. A Fireball Erupted

Family says dad died after fireball caused by defibrillator in Nashville hospital

(Newser) - A Tennessee woman says her husband died on Thanksgiving after catching fire in a Nashville hospital, and now his family is speaking out to prevent something like this from happening again. Kathy Stark tells WKRN that earlier this month she had her spouse of 35 years, Bobby Ray, brought to...

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>
Popular on Newser
We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.