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Cops: 14-Year-Old Boy Steals Car, Kills 8-Year-Old Girl

'Made a horrible, horrible, horrible mistake, made a horrible, horrible decision'

(Newser) - A 14-year-old boy is facing vehicular manslaughter charges after police say he stole a Jeep and hit an 8-year-old girl who was just leaving school Thursday in Baltimore, the New York Daily News reports. According to the Baltimore Sun , police tried to stop the stolen Jeep just three blocks from... More »

'Cool Dad' Gets Prison for Letting 15-Year-Old Drive

Daughter crashed the SUV, killing three of her friends

(Newser) - A New York father who allowed his underage daughter drive his SUV, resulting in a crash that killed three of her friends, was sentenced to 16 years in prison today for what a judge called "reckless, stupid, and selfish" behavior. Michael Ware had let his 15-year-old daughter drive on... More »

Drunk Driver Who Killed Man to Serve 120 Days in Jail

Family lost 2 other members to another drunk driver 2 years earlier

(Newser) - In 2011, Leroy "Buddy" Bronson's wife and 11-year-old daughter were killed by a drunk driver. Last year, Bronson himself was killed by a different drunk driver. And on Friday, that second driver—25-year-old Ronald O'Kelly—received a suspended sentence that could see him spend just 120 days... More »

Sleeping Teen Killed by Alleged Drunk Driver

Elsewhere, car smashes into church during Easter service

(Newser) - A 16-year-old girl was killed in her bed when a suspected drunk driver slammed into her apartment building shortly before 4am yesterday in Palmdale, Calif., police say. The 20-year-old driver has been arrested on charges of DUI and vehicular manslaughter, reports NBC . Police believe he missed a turn on his... More »

21-Year-Old Driver ID'd in SXSW Car Fatalities

Rashad Owens faces death penalty

(Newser) - The driver accused of plowing into a crowd at the South by Southwest Festival, killing two and injuring 23 others, has been identified as 21-year-old Rashad Owens of Killeen, Texas, reports the Austin American-Statesman . Police say the tragedy began about 12:30am when an officer tried to pull over Owens... More »

Car Plows Into SXSW Crowd, Killing 2

23 injured; driver to be charged with capital murder

(Newser) - At least two people were killed and 23 injured—five of them critically—when a car sped into a crowd in downtown Austin just after midnight, plowing through barricades set up for the South by Southwest music festival. The incident left victims scattered along a city block where several clubs... More »

YouTube DUI Confessor Pleads Guilty to Killing Man

Matthew Cordle tells court he's guilty of vehicular homicide, drunk driving

(Newser) - Matthew Cordle has already confessed to killing a man while driving drunk—to millions of YouTube viewers —but today he made the confession where it really counts: in a courtroom. Cordle, 22, pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and driving under the influence of alcohol in an Ohio court,... More »

2nd Body Recovered in Hudson Boat Accident: Cops

Believed to be 'best man' Mark Lennon

(Newser) - Searchers have pulled a second body from the Hudson River, which police believe to be that of Mark Lennon, 30, who has been missing since he was thrown from a boat after it crashed on Friday , ABC News reports. The first body found in the water yesterday is believed to... More »

Driver Arrested Over Bride-to-Be Boat Crash Death

Cops believe he was driving drunk

(Newser) - The operator of the boat that crashed on the Hudson River in New York last night, killing a bride-to-be and injuring her fiance and other friends in the wedding party, has been arrested. Cops believe Jojo K. John, 35, was drunk while driving the speedboat, and has been charged with... More »

Mom Chooses Retrial in Fatal Jaywalking Case

Raquel Nelson son was killed as she crossed a busy street with him

(Newser) - An Atlanta-area mother convicted of vehicular homicide in the death of her 4-year-old son, who was struck by a van as the two jaywalked on a busy street, has accepted a judge's offer to have the case retried. Raquel Nelson's son was killed last year by a hit-and-run... More »

Melrose Place Star Kills Woman While Driving Drunk: Police

Amy Locane charged with vehicular homicide

(Newser) - Actress Amy Locane, better known as Sandy from the original Melrose Place, has been charged with vehicular homicide, New Jersey police tell the Star-Ledger . The actress, whose married name is Locane-Bovenizer, allegedly struck another vehicle last night, killing the passenger and seriously injuring the driver. The actress is also accused... More »

Toyota Recalls May Free Jailed Camry Owner

Immigrant convicted in fatal crash, despite claim that brakes failed

(Newser) - Toyota’s big recalls could vindicate and free a Minnesota man currently behind bars for vehicular manslaughter. Koua Fong Lee, a Hmong refugee from Laos, has always claimed that it was a brake failure that caused him to crash his Camry into another car on an off-ramp in 2006, killing... More »

NFL Player Gets 30 Days in DUI Death

(Newser) - Donte’ Stallworth pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter today, the Miami Herald reports, as part of a deal that will send him to prison for 30 days. After that, the Browns receiver will serve two years of house arrest and eight years' probation in the March 14 crash that killed a... More »

NFL Player in DUI Crash Faces Manslaughter Charge

(Newser) - Cleveland Browns receiver Donte Stallworth will likely be charged today with DUI manslaughter for a March 14 crash that killed a Florida pedestrian, the Miami Herald reports. Stallworth hit Mario Reyes early in the morning as Reyes was running for a bus after work. Stallworth had a blood alcohol content... More »

Christian Star Bids Goodbye to Slain Daughter

Chapmans remember tot accidentally killed by brother in memorial

(Newser) - Christian pop star Steven Curtis Chapman and his family yesterday bid goodbye to his 5-year-old daughter in a memorial service that honored a little girl who loved to draw flowers and do dishes "buck naked," People reports. Maria Sue Chapman, one of three daughters Chapman and his wife... More »

Ex-Yankee Charged With Manslaughter in DUI Death

Woman killed after Leyritz runs red light

(Newser) - Former New York Yankees catcher Jim Leyritz was charged with DUI manslaughter after an accident early this morning in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., that claimed the life of another driver, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. Leyritz ran a red light around 3:30am and collided with another vehicle, police said, causing... More »

Student at Wheel Charged in Halberstam Death

Prosecutor calls crash 'more than a mistake'

(Newser) - The student who drove the car in which journalism icon David Halberstam was killed will be charged with vehicular manslaughter, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Kevin Jones, 26, a UC Berkeley journalism student, allegedly ran a red light to turn left and collided with an oncoming car. He faces... More »

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