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Woman Gets 25 Years in DUI Crash That Killed 5

Judge questions whether driver has 'taken full responsibility' for the loss of life

(Newser) - A drunken driver who sped through a red light in Wisconsin and smashed into another vehicle, killing five of her passengers including four children, was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison. Anteyona Sandifer, 21, pleaded guilty in January to five homicide charges related to the deaths in Milwaukee last...

On a Florida Highway: 'Unreal, Like a Movie'

Business jet crashes into vehicle on I-75 in Naples, killing 2

(Newser) - Two people have died after a business jet attempted to make an emergency landing on Interstate 75 in southwest Florida on Friday afternoon, colliding with a vehicle and bringing traffic to a halt as a massive plume of black smoke rose into the air. The crash landing happened near the...

Driver Charged in Bus Crash That Killed 10 Wedding Guests

25 others injured in Australia tragedy

(Newser) - Police allege that a bus driver was traveling too fast when his vehicle, full of guests who had just left a wedding in Australia's wine country, overturned and hit a guard rail in heavy fog Sunday night. The driver has been charged with 10 counts of dangerous driving, one...

Driver in Horrific Crash That Killed 5 Kids Was 16, Had No License

Police say 16-year-old was behind wheel of Nissan Rogue that veered off New York highway, hit tree

(Newser) - Police say the 16-year-old boy who was driving when an SUV crashed in New York Sunday, killing five of the six children aboard, did not have his license or a driving permit. The children were all related, and the group included two sets of siblings, the AP reports. They've...

Stolen Car Triggers Fatal Pileup in Chicago

Fire Department rep says crash involving 8 vehicles is 'among the worst' he's seen

(Newser) - A car speeding the wrong way down a Chicago street smashed into numerous vehicles at an intersection on Wednesday, bursting into flames and leaving the two occupants dead inside. Outside, there was chaos with several people injured across seven vehicles, including children. "This is a really bad crash,"...

Moments After Teen's Death, the Alleged Cover-Up Began

5 other teens charged following 2019 death of Jack Elliott in Texas

(Newser) - For months, even his parents didn't know how Jack Elliott had died. Before and after his body was found 100 feet deep in Texas' Lake Travis near Austin, they heard multiple stories from the 11 teenagers who'd been boating with the 19-year-old Texas Christian University student after sunset:...

Survivor Doesn't Blame Netflix for Deadly Crash

Yeray Albelda lost 2 friends in Mexico crash

(Newser) - Yeray Albelda is hurting physically and emotionally after the crash that killed two fellow actors in an upcoming Netflix show—but he doesn't blame Netflix or production company Redrum. The crash in Mexico last Thursday killed two of his close friends: Raymundo Garduno Cruz and Juan Francisco Gonzalez Aguilar,...

'Outrage' After Student Cinematographer Dies

Chapman University mourns the 'brilliant' Peng Wang, killed in rollover crash

(Newser) - A student cinematographer at Chapman University was killed Friday while riding sand dunes with film students from the University of Southern California, which has only added to concerns about a lack of safety protocols on film sets. The 29-year-old was acting as cinematographer on a USC production, though it's...

NFL Player Crashes Car, Killing Passenger

Washington safety's vehicle went off the road, hit trees, and rolled over

(Newser) - A 29-year-old woman was killed Thursday night in a Virginia car crash with NFL player Deshazor Everett at the wheel. Everett, a safety for the Washington Football Team, was hospitalized with injuries that the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office called serious but not life-threatening, USA Today reports. The team said...

DOT in 'Crisis' Mode Over New Stats on Road Fatalities

They've hit a 15-year high, with more than 20K dead in US during first half of 2021

(Newser) - With more people back in schools and offices, that means there are more people on the road. But time stuck at home apparently hasn't done any favors for our driving skills, based on new stats from the Department of Transportation that show the highest number of traffic fatalities in...

He Carried Team to NCAA Tournament, Died Days Later

Oscar Frayer, sister die in car accident, just like their father

(Newser) - A basketball player from Grand Canyon University has died days after playing in his first NCAA tournament. California native Oscar Frayer, 23—who lost his father in a car accident when he was only 7—died in a Tuesday car accident that also killed his older sister, 28-year-old Andrea Moore,...

Airline Mechanic Crushed to Death in Chicago

Jijo George leaves behind a toddler and expectant wife

(Newser) - An airline mechanic died Sunday after he was crushed by machinery at Chicago's O'Hare airport. The 35-year-old—identified on a GoFundMe page as Jijo George—provided ground support for Envoy Air, an American Airlines subsidiary that flies under the name American Eagle, reports USA Today . He suffered multiple...

Cops: Boy, 5, Killed After Being Forced to Get Out of the Car

Austin Birdseye was struck and killed on Alabama highway on Sunday

(Newser) - A soldier who forced his longtime girlfriend's 5-year-old son out of his car on a busy highway at night, apparently for being "unruly," has been charged with reckless murder after the boy was struck and killed, police say. Army Sgt. Bryan Starr—who is stationed at Georgia'...

'Speed Freak' Dies When Car Flips in Harrowing Accident

Zef Eisenberg was only 47

(Newser) - A man who liked driving at incredibly fast speeds died Thursday while trying to set the British land speed record, the BBC reports. Zef Eisenberg, the millionaire founder of a sports nutrition company, was killed in York, England, when his Porsche 911 Turbo S went off the runway at Elvington...

Woman Lying on Beach Crushed to Death by Tractor

Woman crushed to death during dredging project in Oceanside, Calif.

(Newser) - A woman was lying on a California beach on Monday when she was crushed to death by a tractor. The unidentified woman appeared to be sleeping on Oceanside Harbor Beach around 10am when the "very tragic accident" occurred, Oceanside Police Department Lt. Tom Bussey tells NBC San Diego . Crews...

Alabama Worker Dies in Wood Chipper
Alabama Worker
Dies in Wood Chipper

Alabama Worker Dies in Wood Chipper

Police say 'partial remains' were found

(Newser) - A worker at an Alabama lumber yard was killed in a horrific accident early Wednesday, authorities say. Phenix Lumber Co. employee Brandon Lee Vandyke, 34, was apparently pulled into a wood chipper after going to check on malfunctioning equipment around 4:15am, Fox reports. The Phenix City Police Department says...

Kennedy Boy Is Found
Kennedy Boy's Body Is Found

Kennedy Boy's Body Is Found

The Kennedy descendant died with his mother trying to retrieve a lost ball

(Newser) - Maryland police say the lifeless body of 8-year-old Gideon McKean was found Wednesday after days of searching the Chesapeake Bay, USA Today reports. The descendant of Robert F. Kennedy vanished last week when he and his mother, Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, went adrift in a canoe in the bay's...

Kennedys Died Trying to 'Retrieve a Ball'

David McKean recounts the incidents that led to tragic accident

(Newser) - The Kennedys grappled with yet another tragic loss Friday after Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean—Robert F. Kennedy's granddaughter—and her 8-year-old son, Gideon, were feared dead in a canoe accident, USA Today reports. "She was my everything," her husband, David McKean, writes on Facebook . "She was...

Grandma, Mom, 2 Kids on Disney Vacation Killed in Crash

4 other family members survive crash near Orlando, Fla.

(Newser) - A family vacation to Disney World came to an unimaginable ending Tuesday night when four members of the Massachusetts family were killed in a crash on a Florida highway. Grandma Josephine Fay, 76, mom Julie Smith, 41, and daughter Scarlett Smith, 5, died at the scene; son Jackson Smith, 11,...

19 Dead in Icy Bus Plunge
19 Dead in Icy Bus Plunge

19 Dead in Icy Bus Plunge

Bus lands upside down in Siberia

(Newser) - Russian emergency officials say 19 people were killed when their bus plunged off a bridge onto a frozen river in eastern Siberia, the AP reports. Another 22 people were injured in the Sunday accident, Russian news agencies cited the Emergencies Ministry as saying. Initial investigation indicates that a front wheel...

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