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Fiery Crash Kills Owner of Celebrity Hangout, Son

Kevin Gonzales, facing double murder charges, seen undergoing sobriety test

(Newser) - The owner of a celebrity hangout and his young son have died in a horrific, fiery crash in California that is being blamed on a suspected drunk driver. Kevin Gonzales, 21, is facing charges of double murder after police say he slammed his vehicle into a classic Ford Mustang carrying...

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...

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...

3 ISU Students Killed in 'Terrible Tragedy'

2 others were seriously injured when vehicle struck tree early Sunday

(Newser) - A vehicle carrying five Indiana State University students crashed into a tree and caught fire early Sunday, leaving three dead. "This is a terrible tragedy," ISU President Dr. Deborah Curtis said in a Sunday statement , adding that she was "waiting on additional details from authorities." The...

Vehicle Deaths on US Roads Climb for 7th Straight Quarter

Safety advocates suggest a change in focus

(Newser) - Many drivers fell into unsafe habits when the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, such as taking advantage of less congested roads to increase speeds. "When everyday life came to a halt in March 2020, risky behaviors skyrocketed and traffic fatalities spiked," the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...

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...

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,...

Two Actors in New Netflix Series Killed in Crash

Six others from 'The Chosen One' injured in Mexico

(Newser) - Two actors working on a new Netflix series were killed and six others injured in Mexico when their van crashed, reports USA Today . The men killed were identified as Raymundo Garduño Cruz and Juan Francisco González Aguilar, though Aguilar is known professionally as Paco Mufote, per People . They...

Deputy's Crash Brings Reckless Homicide Charges

Cruiser hit car carrying a woman and 2 daughters

(Newser) - A South Carolina sheriff's deputy has been charged with reckless homicide, a month after officials said she ran a stop sign and slammed into a car carrying three people. Deputy Emily Pelletier's car did not have the blue lights or the siren on at the time, said Charleston...

The Aftermath of Henry Ruggs' Crash Has Ruined Witness

Tony Rodriguez, who tried to save Tina Tintor, speaks to 'Sports Illustrated'

(Newser) - "People have told me I'm a hero. I'm not a hero. I'm not even close to a hero. A hero saves that woman. I didn't." That he didn't has haunted Tony Rodriguez since Nov. 2, 2021—the morning on which Henry Ruggs III,...

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Troopers Left Suspicious Driver Who Later Killed Them: Report

Driver suspected of DUI struck and killed 2 Pennsylvania troopers and a pedestrian, police say

(Newser) - Two Pennsylvania troopers were helping a man on the side of a highway early Monday when a driver plowed into them, killing all three. In a shocking twist, Martin F. Mack III, 33, and Branden Sisca, 29, had initially pulled over the female driver on suspicion of driving under the...

Cops Offer Update on 'Absolute Travesty' That Killed 6 Teens

Oklahoma Highway Patrol says car carrying Tishomingo girls didn't stop at stop sign

(Newser) - The compact car that collided with a tractor-trailer in Oklahoma earlier this week, killing six teen girls, didn't yield to a stop sign before the accident, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Thursday. In a summary of its probe into the deadly crash in Tishomingo, the OHP said the semi-trailer...

Students From All Over Died Together Pursuing Their Passion

University of the Southwest community, family remember golfers, coach after devastating accident

(Newser) - Laci Stone had a special request for her mom. The 18-year-old wanted to get tiny matching heart tattoos before leaving her Texas hometown and returning to New Mexico to finish out her freshman year at the University of the Southwest. She begged her mother, and now Chelsi Stone is glad...

Cops: Woman Trying to Parallel Park Plows Into Outdoor Diners

One person is dead, 6 injured outside an Italian eatery in Miami Beach, Fla.

(Newser) - A night out in balmy Miami Beach ended in tragedy for a group of diners when a car drove up onto the sidewalk and plowed into their seating area in the outside portion of a local Italian eatery. Police say one person is dead and six are injured after the...

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...

As We Get Back Behind the Wheel, a 'Terrible Situation'

8 states saw at least a 30% increase in driving deaths in first half of 2021

(Newser) - We're still in the midst of a pandemic, but over the past year, more of us headed back to in-person work, school, and other activities, meaning more of us were again driving. New data from two major safety groups, however, show that we could use some refresher courses behind...

Families of 20 Victims Describe Their Agony to Limo Operator

Defendant avoids prison after listening to angry relatives talk about their loss

(Newser) - The operator of a limousine company was spared prison time Thursday in a 2018 crash that killed 20 people when catastrophic brake failure sent a stretch limo full of birthday revelers hurtling down a hill in upstate New York. Loved ones of the dead excoriated Nauman Hussain, 31, as he...

Cops: He Intentionally Drove Into Big Rig, With 4 Kids in Tow

Cesar Iban Torres, charged with girlfriend's murder, reportedly claimed God spoke to him

(Newser) - A California man was trying to kill his girlfriend and four children when he drove his SUV into a tractor-trailer on a freeway Thursday, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. The female passenger was killed, though the four children, ages 1 to 7, survived with moderate...

Pedestrian's Glasses Found in State AG's Car After Fatal Crash

Jason Ravnsborg now facing possible impeachment in South Dakota

(Newser) - "His face was in your windshield, Jason." That was among the commentary that South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg had to contend with during two interviews with law enforcement days after the Sept. 12 crash in which he struck and killed a pedestrian. Gov. Kristi Noem released videos...

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