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YouTube Star Kills Mom, Daughter in Fatal Crash

Trevor Heitmann, 18, was driving the wrong way when he killed Aileen Pizarro and her daughter Aryana

(Newser) - A YouTube star driving the wrong way on a California freeway Thursday smashed into an SUV and took three lives, including his own. Trevor Heitmann, 18, was apparently in a troubled state when he drove his sports car south on the northbound I-805 and killed Aileen Pizarro, 43, and her... More »

George Clooney Hit by Car in Italy

Actor is 'fine,' escaped with only minor injuries, after collision on his motorbike

(Newser) - George Clooney is "fine" but recovering after he was hit by a car in Sardinia on Tuesday. Clooney had departed his Costa Corallina hotel on what's variously described as a motorbike or scooter when he was hit by a car around 8:15am local time. Per CNN , Clooney—... More »

Car Crash Kills Entire Family —Except One

Mary Rose Trinidad is currently in stable condition

(Newser) - The sole survivor of a horrific Delaware car crash is Mary Rose Trinidad, whose husband and four children all died in the Friday accident, People reports. Trinidad was admitted to hospital with serious injuries and is currently in stable condition and alert. Dead on the scene were Mary's husband,... More »

House Candidate Recovering After 2 More Surgeries

'She's a fighter'

(Newser) - South Carolina State Rep. Katie Arrington is in critical but stable condition after two major surgeries following a car crash Friday night, authorities say—and the Republican's associates say it would take a lot more than that to halt her bid for US Congress. Her campaign says she isn'... More »

Driver Walks Away After Airborne Car Crashes Into Gas Station

'She had an angel riding with her'

(Newser) - Shelby Lynne May, a 24-year-old Mississippi woman, was charged with DUI after a high-speed crash—and she's incredibly lucky she wasn't being declared DOA instead. Video of the crash shows her sedan, which was traveling at more than 100mph, skidding into an embankment, becoming airborne, flipping in the... More »

Lawmaker Who Beat Mark Sanford Is Badly Injured

Katie Arrington is hospitalized in Charleston area

(Newser) - A South Carolina lawmaker who defeated US Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid has been seriously injured in a car wreck and will require weeks of recovery and more procedures, according to her spokesman, the AP reports. State Rep. Katie Arrington has undergone surgery for her injuries and was... More »

Tesla in Autopilot Mode Crashes Into Police Car

It was 2nd autopilot crash in same spot

(Newser) - A Tesla in autopilot mode created yet more unfortunate headlines for the company when it slammed into a police cruiser in Laguna Beach, Calif., on Tuesday. Police say the patrol vehicle was totaled but it was thankfully unoccupied at the time of the crash, KTLA reports. A Tesla in semi-autonomous... More »

Her Young Daughter Was Killed by a Car. Now, New Tragedy

Broadway star Ruthie Ann Miles has lost her unborn child

(Newser) - What kept Ruthie Ann Miles going after her 4-year-old daughter, Abigail, was killed when a car crashed into them in March in Brooklyn was her unborn baby, due this month. Now another tragedy for the Broadway star and her husband, Jonathan Blumenstein, delivered via their lawyer. "This past Friday,... More »

Girl, 8, Dies Taking Food to Homeless Man

Nevaeh Alston was hit by car while crossing street with mom

(Newser) - Spelled backward, her name reads "Heaven," and her uncle tells WoodTV that Nevaeh Alston "was a like a piece of heaven right down here on earth." The 8-year-old died Tuesday after she was struck by a car while crossing a street to deliver food to a... More »

NTSB Investigating After 2 Teens Die in Fiery Tesla Crash

This investigation focuses on battery fire, not Autopilot; police say car was speeding

(Newser) - Two teens were killed in Florida Tuesday night when a 2014 Tesla Model S went off the road, ran into a concrete wall, and burst into flames—and now the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating, making this the fourth accident involving Tesla vehicles that the NTSB is probing, the... More »

Alligator Causes Fiery SC Crash That Kills 3

Fla. family died of burns after SUV caught fire

(Newser) - A Florida mother and her two young kids died in a fiery crash Monday when their SUV hit an alligator crossing a highway. Amber Stanley, 24, was driving on Interstate 95 in South Carolina around 1am when her 2011 Kia Soul struck the alligator crossing northbound lanes near the Interstate... More »

SUV Flips on Highway in Scary Night for Will Ferrell

50-year-old actor released from hospital after Thursday night accident; 3 others injured

(Newser) - Ron Burgundy lives to charm us another day. Actor Will Ferrell was in a serious car crash Thursday night in Orange County, Calif., with a 30-second video recorded by LA-OC.tv and now on TMZ showing a dented-up black SUV with shattered windows after the accident. The Hollywood Reporter and... More »

'Disturbing' Video of Uber Self-Driving Crash Is Released

Police chief says it would have been hard to avoid for either human or robot

(Newser) - The pedestrian, the human backup operator, and the vehicle were all taken by surprise in what is believed to be the first pedestrian death in an accident involving a self-driving car, video released by police in Arizona shows. The video shared by police in Tempe on Tuesday shows 49-year-old Elaine... More »

Pregnant Mom Dies in Freak Accident With Wheel Hub

It flew off semitrailer, went through her windshield

(Newser) - A man who'd been preparing to welcome his fourth child is now grieving the loss of his wife and unborn son in a tragic accident in Illinois. Melinda Cullen, a 38-year-old mother of three days away from giving birth to her first son, died Tuesday when a 100-pound wheel... More »

NYC Crosswalk Crash Killed Daughter of Broadway Star

Driver claims to have suffered a seizure

(Newser) - Feelings of heartbreak in the wake of a horrifying incident at a New York City crosswalk Monday have turned to feelings of outrage with new details emerging about the driver who allegedly struck and killed two young children and critically injured a pregnant Broadway star. As SILive.com reports, the... More »

Horrifying Accident in NYC Crosswalk Leaves Infant, Toddler Dead

Pregnant mom of the toddler was also injured

(Newser) - An infant and a toddler were killed and the toddler's pregnant mother was hurt when a car struck them in a New York City crosswalk Monday. The 1-year-old boy was dragged 100 feet in his stroller when it was caught in the car's back wheels; a 4-year-old girl... More »

Pro Golfer, Luke Wilson Involved in Fatal Crash

PGA's Bill Haas is injured; he was in Ferrari whose driver was killed

(Newser) - Pro golfer Bill Haas is out of the hospital after the driver of the Ferrari he was riding in struck several vehicles and a utility pole Tuesday night near Los Angeles, reports the LA Times and KTLA . The driver, a 71-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. He wasn'... More »

A 'Very Emotional' 36 Hours After Woman Goes Missing

Alabama's Lisa Holman found alive Sunday after she vanished from site of her crashed car

(Newser) - A tense 36 hours for a missing Alabama woman's family has ended in relief. ABC News and WBMA report that volunteers on foot and even a drone were sent out over the weekend to search for 45-year-old Lisa Holman after her smashed-up car was discovered sometime after 9pm Friday... More »

Cops: Suspect in Fatal Colts Crash Gave Us Fake Name

Manuel Orrego-Savala had been deported in 2007 and 2009

(Newser) - Police say a man being held in a suspected drunk-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson has twice been deported from the US. Indiana State Police said Monday that 37-year-old Manuel Orrego-Savala is a citizen of Guatemala and gave officers a fake name of Alex Cabrera Gonsales following... More »

Mom of 2 Killed on Way to Hospital to Deliver 3rd Child

Desiree Strout didn't survive the car crash, but the baby she was carrying did

(Newser) - A patch of black ice in Maine led to tragedy for a pregnant mom of two on her way to the hospital to deliver her third child. CentralMaine.com reports 27-year-old Desiree Strout was driving on US Route 2 in Skowhegan Monday morning with her husband, 29-year-old Harry Weeks, and... More »

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