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2 Baseball Stars Die in Car Wrecks

Yordano Ventura, Andy Marte killed in separate accidents in Dominican Republic

(Newser) - Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, whose electric arm and confident demeanor helped lead his long-suffering team to the 2015 World Series title, died in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic early Sunday. He was 25. With the fitting nickname of "Ace," Ventura burst onto the baseball scene... More »

For 12 Hours, Teen Clung to Tree in Freezing Water

'I thought I was going to die'

(Newser) - As Natalie Griffin clung to a branch while a creek swelled below her, she imagined that her friend—who was dead—was speaking to her. "She said, 'It's OK, you can't think you are going to die,'" Griffin tells People . The thought helped calm... More »

Parents Sue, Blame FaceTime for Death of Daughter

They've filed a wrongful death suit against Apple after crash

(Newser) - A Texas couple is suing Apple, claiming its FaceTime app is responsible for the death of their 5-year-old daughter. James and Bethany Modisette say Apple was granted a patent in 2014 for a FaceTime design that would've used GPS tracking to determine speed of travel to prevent people from... More »

Pickup Truck Crashes Through Walmart, Kills 3

Iowa incident appears to be an accident

(Newser) - A pickup truck smashed into an Iowa Walmart store on Thursday, killing three people, scattering merchandise on the floor, and stopping at the fresh produce section in what authorities believe was a tragic accident, the AP reports. A photograph posted by the Des Moines Register showed the pickup resting under... More »

Thrown From Car, Infant Found Safe in Storm Drain

She rolled down a hill, suffered only minor injury

(Newser) - Some are calling it a Thanksgiving miracle, per People . Police say an 18-wheeler clipped a car on Interstate 30 in Texarkana, Ark., around 7pm Friday, causing the vehicle to flip and an 8-month-old girl to be ejected. Her car seat was found outside the vehicle, but the infant wasn't... More »

Baltimore School Bus Crash 'Sounded Like a Trainwreck'

No kids on school bus that slammed into commuter bus, but 6 people died

(Newser) - Police are investigating a Tuesday morning crash in Southwest Baltimore between a school bus and a commuter bus that left six dead, the Baltimore Sun reports. No children were reportedly on the school bus, but the driver of that bus died, while five people on the MTA bus perished, Baltimore... More »

2 Kids, 1 Adult Die in Halloween Hayride Tragedy

Trailer was rear-ended on Miss. highway

(Newser) - A vehicle struck a hay-lined flatbed trailer carrying adults and children who were dressed up for Halloween, killing three people and injuring several others in a small Mississippi town, authorities say. Two children and one adult—all related to each other—were killed in the crash, Newton County Coroner Danny... More »

Firefighter Makes Horrible Discovery at Crash Site

Victim was his own 16-year-old son

(Newser) - Minnesota firefighter Randy Peterson's worst fears came true Sunday night when he was called to a car crash with a vehicle on fire. Peterson, a volunteer firefighter in the small town of Ada, knew that his 16-year-old son, Carter, was out—and he knew the vehicle was his son'... More »

Soldier Chased by Wasps, Then Hit and Killed by Cars

Police believe man was mixing painkillers and alcohol

(Newser) - A soldier stationed at Fort Campbell in Tennessee died after wandering into traffic on a major highway early Monday, the Tennessean reports. Austin McGeough, 21, died after being hit by several cars on Highway 41-A in Pleasant View. Detectives working the case believe McGeough was under the influence of crushed... More »

Strangers Form Human Chain, Rescue Driver From Flames

'You will not die today'

(Newser) - A man in Florida is alive today after a group of strangers formed a human chain and helped police get him out of a burning vehicle. Police in Brevard County say the driver of an SUV hit another car on US 1 about 11am Sunday, then careened down an embankment,... More »

Terror as Truck Falls From Sky, Crushing 4 in San Diego Park

Out-of-control vehicle landed on vendor booth

(Newser) - A bizarre accident marred a San Diego motorcycle festival when a truck literally fell from the sky and killed four people. The accident occurred Saturday afternoon when 25-year-old Richard Anthony Sepolio, a US Navy serviceman who police believe was intoxicated, lost control of his pickup truck on an elevated highway... More »

Mia Farrow's Son Killed Himself: Officials

Thaddeus was adopted from India in 1994

(Newser) - Mia Farrow's 27-year-old son, Thaddeus Wilk Farrow, has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Connecticut Office of Chief Medical Examiner tells People . Police earlier said Thaddeus was found in his car suffering a life-threatening injury on Route 67 around 12:45pm Wednesday; the cause of death was previously... More »

3 Days After Crash Kills Girlfriend, Man Crawls From Wreck

Kevin Bell, 39, finally escaped his SUV and sought help

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania man seriously injured in a crash that killed his girlfriend was trapped in the SUV with her body for three days before he was able to crawl from the wreckage and seek help, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer . Kevin Bell, 39, lost control of his Ford Explorer on a... More »

A 50-Year Downward Trend in Traffic Deaths Just Ended

More than 35K people died in car crashes in 2015

(Newser) - Last year, 35,092 people died in car crashes, according to numbers released Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NPR reports it was a 7.2% increase over 2014—the largest single-year increase since 1966 and, according to a press release , the end of a 50-year downward trend... More »

Car Plows Into Crowd at Outdoor Ohio Concert

Driver was among 9 injured

(Newser) - Police in Ohio are considering charges against a 74-year-old woman who hit the gas instead of her brakes and crashed into a crowd at an outdoor community concert in Ohio, injuring herself and eight other people, officials say. The woman drove onto a small, packed dance floor Sunday night in... More »

8 Stars Who've Been in Car Crashes That Killed Someone

Some were charged, some weren't

(Newser) - Ranker lists 28 celebrities who've been in bad car crashes—and in eight of those cases, someone other than the star was killed:
  1. Caitlyn Jenner: Jenner, who was Bruce Jenner at the time, was involved in a California crash in which another driver died. Jenner wasn't charged
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Woman Hit by Car Outside Hospital Delivers Baby, Then Dies

Doctors in Quebec could not save 27-year-old

(Newser) - A baby girl will never know her mother after a horrific accident Wednesday in Quebec City, reports Le Journal de Quebec . Marie-Pier Gagné, 27, was in a pedestrian crossing at 10:15am when she was hit by a speeding car across from Laval University hospital. Although doctors from the neonatal... More »

Caitlyn Jenner Sues 'Stalker Defendants'

AKA the paparazzi, for their role in fatal 2015 car crash

(Newser) - In the hours before her February 2015 car crash that ended up killing a 70-year-old woman, Caitlyn Jenner says she was chased, harassed, and tailgated by "Stalker Defendants" who ultimately helped cause her accident, she says in court documents seen by People . Those defendants are paparazzi photographers, whom Jenner... More »

Here's Why You Don't Leave Dogs in a Running Car

One somehow crashed their owner's car into a W. Va Walmart

(Newser) - One drove the getaway car and one operated the vehicle's windows in a West Virginia Walmart's parking lot on Friday. But the car didn't get far (it actually crashed into the store), and cops didn't even have to collar the perps, because they were already collared.... More »

She Gave a Law Firm a Bad Online Review. They Sued

Lan Cai's former attorneys say she wrote libelous half-truths

(Newser) - Things went from bad to worse after Lan Cai, a 20-year-old waitress working her way through nursing school at Houston Community College, was hit by a drunk driver on her way home from work at 1:30am. She'd broken two bones in her back, and she'd never been... More »

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