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Report: Border Crash Killed Couple Leaving NY Casino
Couple Killed in
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Couple Killed in Border Bridge Crash Identified

Police say Kurt, Monica Villani of Grand Island, New York, died in fiery crash

(Newser) - The Niagara Falls Police Department has identified the couple killed when their Bentley exploded in a crash at the American side of the US-Canada border on Wednesday. Police said Kurt Villani and Monica Villani, both 53 years old, were residents of the Buffalo suburb of Grand Island, the AP reports....

Wider Traffic Lanes Are More Dangerous
Wider Traffic Lanes
Are More Dangerous

Wider Traffic Lanes Are More Dangerous

A new study found that shrinking lane width by just a couple of feet resulted in less accidents

(Newser) - Researchers out of Johns Hopkins University are hoping to make nine the new magic number in urban design. After analyzing 1,117 streets in seven cities, from DC to Dallas, they found that wider traffic lanes have significantly more pedestrian accidents than lanes shrunk down to 9 feet. Per Johns...

Suit: Schwarzenegger Drove 'Wrongfully and Recklessly'

Woman involved in 2022 multivehicle accident in LA says actor is to blame for her injuries

(Newser) - Arnold Schwarzenegger has been making headlines recently for his apparent romantic dalliances with one or more women, but TMZ has a new scoop involving something entirely different: a multivehicle accident that the former California governor was caught up in early last year. The outlet reports that the 76-year-old politician and...

Sen. Menendez's Wife Killed Man in 2018 Crash

Victim's sister says it was 'swept under the rug'

(Newser) - A deadly 2018 car crash in New Jersey involving the future wife of Sen. Bob Menendez is getting fresh attention now that the Democratic senator and his wife have been indicted on bribery charges. Richard Koop, 49, was struck and killed by Nadine Arslanian Menendez's Mercedes-Benz around 7:30pm...

Bail Revoked for Driver in Deadly Apple Store Crash

Bradley Rein accused of failing to charge GPS monitoring device

(Newser) - A judge revoked bail Tuesday for a man who was confined at home while awaiting trial for driving his SUV into a Massachusetts Apple store last year, killing a man and injuring nearly two dozen others, officials said. Bradley Rein, 54, was ordered to jail for 60 days after police...

3 Boys 'Paid the Ultimate Price' for Mom's Addiction

Leticia Gonzales of Michigan to serve up to 5 years for DUI crash that killed her young sons

(Newser) - A western Michigan woman was sentenced to up to five years in prison Monday for a crash in which her three young sons drowned after her SUV plunged into an ice-covered pond, per the AP . Leticia Gonzales, 31, had pleaded no contest in August to operating while intoxicated causing serious...

15-Year-Old, Mom Charged in Fatal Car Crash

Police say she gave him the keys for a trip to the market

(Newser) - A 45-year-old woman in Bakersfield, California, is facing a felony charge in connection with a car crash that happened while she was at home. Authorities say the woman gave her 15-year-old son the keys to her car for what she thought would be a quick trip to the market and...

Lamborghini Drivers Decided to Race. It Didn't End Well

Driver of one of the luxury cars is detained by California cops after slamming into innocent victim

(Newser) - The driver of a Lamborghini hit an innocent driver while racing another Lamborghini, sending himself to the hospital, and the police on the hunt for the second Lamborghini driver. KTLA reports that the incident took place around 6:30pm local time on Friday in Murrieta, California, in Riverside County, on...

Driver Trying to Park Injures 20 at Restaurant

Car crashed through front of restaurant at Florida shopping center

(Newser) - A driver trying to park crashed into a restaurant at a shopping center in south Florida Friday evening, injuring 20 people. Lt. Aston Bright, spokesperson for the Plantation Fire Department in Broward County, says the woman crashed into the Thai Meal restaurant around 6:30pm, the South Florida Sun Sentinel...

A Stolen Vehicle Crashed Into a Cop Car. Inside, a Surprise

The owner, a juvenile, fled the crash site and was later arrested; suspect never mentioned the cat

(Newser) - Connecticut police who found a kitten in a stolen car say they've located the animal's owner: a juvenile suspect who fled and was arrested after the car crashed. The Meriden Police Department said on its Facebook page Thursday that the gray-and-white male cat, believed to be about 7...

Ex-Cop Who Hit Man, Took Body Home Is Sentenced

Former Newark officer Louis Santiago apologizes for 'inexcusable' actions

(Newser) - A former police officer in New Jersey who was off-duty, drunk, and still wearing his Halloween costume when he hit a pedestrian with his car in the early hours of Nov. 1, 2021, has been sentenced to five years in prison. Prosecutors said that instead of rendering first aid, Louis...

One-Star Google Review a Clue in Fatal Hit-and-Run

The man who left it witnessed the Florida crime

(Newser) - "The last thing I saw before I shut my eyes was the side of the truck." That's the recollection of Tiffany Fletcher, who was headed to a saloon in Riverview, Florida, with her boyfriend on June 9 when a truck made a U-turn into their lane. She...

2nd Girl Dies After SUV Crashes Into End-of-School Party

A second 8-year-old child died days after the crash

(Newser) - The crash of an SUV into a London elementary school's end-of-year party has claimed another life. Nuria Sajjad, 8, died Sunday, according to a statement from her family. "Nuria was the light of our lives. She embodied joy, kindness and generosity and she was loved by all around...

Crash Survivor, 18, Saved in White-Knuckle Rescue

Helicopter crew members pull woman from rocks below Pacific Coast Highway after crash

(Newser) - Late last year, California's Ventura County acquired a new state-of-the-art helicopter to be used in search and rescue operations by the county's Aviation Unit. As a heart-stopping video that emerged last week shows, that chopper is already paying off big time. The footage originally released on the division'...

After This Famous 1967 Crash, Little Has Changed
After This Famous 1967 Crash,
Little Has Changed

After This Famous 1967 Crash, Little Has Changed

ProPublica reports that the US has failed to stop underride crashes involving semis

(Newser) - It's a sad piece of Hollywood lore: In 1967, the actress Jayne Mansfield was killed when the car she was in slid under a semi on the highway. Mansfield’s three young children survived, including Mariska Hargitay, now of the Law & Order TV franchise. The accident is mentioned...

Video Shows Car Fly Through the Air in Georgia Crash

It went up tow truck ramp at full speed

(Newser) - It's 2023, but where are the flying cars? One was spotted in a bizarre crash in Lowndes County, Georgia, last week, Fox reports. Video captured by the body camera of a deputy who was attending to a crash site on the other side of Highway 84 shows a vehicle...

'Miracle' No One Is Hurt During Indy 500 Crash

Tire flew off Kyle Kirkwood's car before it flipped during race, barely missing crowd

(Newser) - "Talk about a miracle." That was one take after a terrifying crash and car flip during the Indianapolis 500 auto race that sent a tire from one of the competitors' cars sailing over spectators' heads. Fox News reports there were fewer than 20 laps left in Sunday's...

Van 'Sandwiched' by 2 Semis in Horrific Crash

7 dead and multiple others hurt in accident in western Oregon

(Newser) - Seven people were killed and multiple others hurt in a crash involving several vehicles Thursday on Interstate 5 in an agricultural area of western Oregon, police said. Officers responded at about 2:05pm to the crash involving two semi trucks and a passenger vehicle in the northbound lanes about 7...

Limo Service Operater Guilty of 20 Counts of Manslaughter

Nauman Hussain faces up to 15 years in prison

(Newser) - Limousine service manager Nauman Hussain was convicted of manslaughter Monday in a courtroom in Albany, New York, just a few miles away from the site of a crash that killed 20 people in 2018. The jury deliberated for less than six hours before finding Hussain guilty of 20 counts of...

Mom of Bride Killed in Crash: 'Sam Doesn't Want This to Destroy' Us

Lisa Miller opens up to CBS News

(Newser) - The mother of the bride killed by an allegedly drunk driver on her wedding night has spoken out—on her daughter and the kindness of the residents of Folly Beach, South Carolina, where the Friday night crash occurred. Just hours before Samantha Miller, 34, was killed when the golf cart...

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