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Man Stops to Help Teens After Crash, All 3 Killed

Another car plows into the group

(Newser) - Eduardo Hernandez, 45, pulled over to help Caroline Agreda and Anapaula Saldana, both 17, after the teens got in a car accident in Florida yesterday—and all three ended up dead. The teenagers were driving a Toyota Corolla around 3am when they collided with a Chevy Equinox. Hernandez, who was... More »

4 Dead in Queens After Car Plunges Into Creek

Driver survives, but all passengers are killed

(Newser) - Four people are dead after the car they were in plunged into a creek in Queens overnight. Only the driver survived. The friends, ages 19 to 21, were returning home after celebrating the birthday of one of the passengers in the car. The vehicle plowed through a fence at the... More »

Driver Hits Kid, Stops, Gets Beaten Up

And robbed, too

(Newser) - A Detroit driver's truck hit an 11-year-old boy yesterday, but the boy is in better condition than the driver—because after he stopped and got out to check on the boy, he was beaten by a crowd of onlookers. "He got his," one anonymous witness tells USA ... More »

Sister Loses Control of Car, Hits Brother in Oncoming Car

Both survive collision in Maine

(Newser) - As 18-year-old Kylee Caruso drove to work for an early shift on Sunday morning on an icy road in Maine, she lost control of her car, crossed the center line—and realized at the last second that she was heading for a collision with her own brother, 20-year-old Logan Caruso,... More »

Drunk, Speeding Mom Killed 2 Sons in Crash: Cops

Crystal Suniga had her 4 kids in the car with her

(Newser) - A Texas woman crashed into two parked cars Saturday night, killing her two young sons, and police say the accident was her fault. Crystal Suniga, 30, allegedly had a blood alcohol level of 0.18, twice the legal limit, and police estimate she could have been driving more than three... More »

Groom Charged in Bride's Wedding-Day Death

Ryan Quinton charged in Dec. 29 car crash

(Newser) - What should have been the happiest day of his life now has a Georgia man facing prison. Hours after her Dec. 29 wedding near Atlanta, Kali Dobson was killed in a car crash ; new husband Ryan Quinton was behind the wheel, and told police he swerved to avoid a dog.... More »

17 People Called 911 About Wrong-Way Driver

She was seen on 2 freeways before crash killed 6

(Newser) - The woman accused of killing six people in a horrific crash in California was spotted driving the wrong way on two freeways before she drove her Camaro at 100mph into a Ford Explorer, the California Highway Patrol says. At least 17 witnesses called 911 before the crash to report seeing... More »

Wrong-Way Driver Had Earlier DUI, Just-Cleared License

Olivia Culbreath's restrictions lifted last week after DUI at age 17

(Newser) - The driver in a wrong-way crash that killed six people early Sunday had restrictions on her driver's license from a previous drunk driving conviction and other traffic violations—restrictions that were lifted just last week, the Los Angeles Times reports. Olivia Carolee Culbreath, 21, is suspected of being drunk... More »

Driver in Wrong-Way Crash Was on 'Girls' Night Out'

Olivia Carolee Culbreath, 21, just had a baby last month

(Newser) - Olivia Carolee Culbreath, the 21-year-old arrested in a wrong-way crash in California that killed six people yesterday, had just had a baby late last month and was on a "girls' night out" when the horrific collision occurred around 4:40am Sunday in Diamond Bar, one of her friends tells... More »

11 Dead in Two Wrong-Way Crashes

Drivers in Florida and California trigger deadly accidents

(Newser) - In a scary weekend for freeway driving, 11 people were killed in two wrong-way crashes—one in Florida and one in California, CNN reports. The Florida crash occurred early this morning on Tampa's Interstate 275 when a Ford Expedition going south in a northbound lane struck a Hyundai, killing... More »

Driver Backs Out of Spot, Hits 7, Kills 3

Then hit a curb, some trees, and ended up in a canal

(Newser) - A 79-year-old woman mistakenly backed into seven people in a parking lot with her SUV Sunday, killing three of them and injuring four. The Florida Highway Patrol said yesterday that Doreene Landstra of Palmetto has been ordered to appear in court next month after receiving a citation for improper backing.... More »

Cyclist: Driver Didn't See Me Stuck in Windshield

Despite the fact that he actually spoke to the driver, Steven Gove says

(Newser) - A Wisconsin man who became lodged in the windshield of a car that struck him said he turned to the driver and said, "Hello, I'm the guy you hit on the bicycle." The driver did not respond, but continued on, running a stop sign and hitting another... More »

Honey Boo Boo, Family Injured In Car Crash

Truck reportedly ran into their SUV

(Newser) - The cast of TLC's hit series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was reportedly injured in a serious car accident Monday night, including little Alana Thompson, AKA Honey Boo Boo. Multiple sources report Mama June, Pumpkin, and Jessica, or Chubbs, were all also in the SUV that Sugar Bear was... More »

Indiana House Hit by Car ... for 11th Time

House, cars, surroundings have been hit many times before

(Newser) - Over the past three decades, 11 vehicles have crashed at the Indianapolis house where Leigh and Tim McCall live. The most recent accident occurred this week, when a Chevy Equinox came through one of the walls and missed Leigh, who was watching the Colts game in her living room with... More »

Paul Walker's Porsche Was Going 100MPH

He and friend were braced for impact

(Newser) - Paul Walker and his friend had no drugs or alcohol in their systems when they were killed in a car crash in November, reports Reuters . Instead, it was the speed of their Porsche that killed them. A newly released coroner's report estimates that the Porsche Carrera GT was zooming... More »

Bride Dies After Leaving Wedding Reception

Kali Dobson killed in car crash hours after getting married

(Newser) - An awful story out of Georgia, where Kali Dobson, 25, was killed in a car crash hours after her wedding. Dobson and Ryan Quinton, 27, left their reception Sunday night and Quinton, as he later told police, swerved to avoid a dog. Their sports car ran off the road and... More »

Firefighter Discovers Daughter Is Victim at Fatal Crash

Woman killed in New Hampshire on Christmas Eve

(Newser) - A New Hampshire volunteer firefighter arrived at the scene of a car crash on Christmas Eve, only to make a heartbreaking discovery. Steve Whitcomb, one of the first rescue workers on the scene of a three-car pileup, pulled a dying woman from an SUV and learned only later that it... More »

Woman Live-Tweets Crash That Killed Her Husband

Caran Johnson was known locally for tweeting traffic coverage

(Newser) - Beneath Caran Johnson's Twitter handle sits this now-eerie description: "Tweeting the crazy things that happen in the 'Couve." The Vancouver, Washington-area resident tweets as @ScanCouver , an account that KATU reports she uses in part to cover traffic alerts and 911 calls in the area. Wednesday afternoon... More »

Man Trapped in Crash for 6 Days—Next to Dead Friend

Richard Koester goes without food, water for almost a week

(Newser) - Two friends were driving on Colorado's Highway 50 on Oct. 11 when their truck careened off the road and fell into a 30-foot ravine, killing the driver. Passenger Richard Koester, however, survived, albeit trapped in the steering wheel. And there he remained trapped for six days, while his family... More »

2 Dead After Crazy 125mph Car Chase

Driver hit 3 other vehicles before fatal crash

(Newser) - Two people are dead and another injured after a car speeding down the Ohio Turnpike at more than 125mph with police on its tail smashed into a minivan last night. Two state troopers reportedly spotted the car separately before the crash occurred, but neither of them were able to keep... More »

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