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Man Shares Photos of Wife, Unborn Child Killed in Crash

Zach Kincaid wants people to see his 'nightmare'

(Newser) - "A drunk driver speeding down a two-lane highway at 85+ mph in the wrong lane around a blind corner destroyed my family," writes Zach Kincaid. If you want to know what that destruction looks like, Kincaid makes it plain to see. The father of four posted a series... More »

Aspiring Model's Fatal Crash Takes a Sinister Turn

Police believe Kelsey Quayle was shot before the accident occurred

(Newser) - What at first seemed like a car crash involving an aspiring model in Georgia has emerged as something more sinister and mysterious: Kelsey Quayle, 28, was hospitalized last Monday morning after the Mazda 626 she was driving moved out of its lane and crashed into two oncoming vehicles as she... More »

Limo Company Owner's Son Charged With Homicide

Nauman Hussain was arrested by State Police Wednesday

(Newser) - The son of a limo company owner has been arrested after the fatal crash in Schoharie, NY, involving one of the company's limousines, the New York Times reports. Nauman Hussain, said to manage the daily operations of Prestige Limousine, was taken into custody by State Police during a traffic... More »

Migrants in US Illegally Among 8 Killed in Crash

Cause of horrific head-on crash is unclear

(Newser) - Eight people, including four immigrants in the US illegally, were killed in a head-on crash on an Arizona highway, authorities said Thursday. The crash occurred late Wednesday in a rural part of the state more than 120 miles north of the Mexico border. The Arizona Department of Public Safety declined... More »

Man Crashes Into Dallas TV Station, Rants About 'Treason'

Suspect arrested at FOX4 building

(Newser) - A pickup truck smashing into a Dallas newsroom did nothing to stop reporters from doing their jobs early Wednesday. Per FOX4 , a male was heard ranting about "high treason" after he repeatedly drove a truck into the building shortly after 6am, shattering floor-to-ceiling windows. The man, who mentioned a... More »

ESPN Star's Wife Was 3 Times Over Legal Limit When She Died

Suit alleges Katherine Berman was intoxicated before she was served

(Newser) - Connecticut's Dram Shop Act makes liable an establishment that serves alcohol to an intoxicated person if that person subsequently kills or injures someone, and it's what a somewhat high-profile suit was filed under. The suit alleges Katherine Berman, the 67-year-old wife of ESPN personality Chris Berman, was... More »

Tesla Driver in Crash: 'I Think I Had Autopilot On'

It is unclear whether Autopilot was activated

(Newser) - A Tesla driver who said he thought his car was in Autopilot mode crashed into the back of a firetruck in San Jose early Saturday. The California Highway Patrol says the Tesla rear-ended a fire engine that was stopped with its emergency lights activated along US-101 around 1am. The 37-year-old... More »

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 »

His Mom Was Dead. A 3-Year-Old Saved His Infant Brother

'One of the most remarkable things I've ever experienced in my 11 years at this department'

(Newser) - "They went through a pure hell, no doubt," says an Arkansas sheriff's detective about the ordeal two small children somehow managed to survive—all thanks to the eldest of them, a 3-year-old named Kylen. The boy was found wandering alone on a state highway near Camden, Arkansas,... More »

7 of 8 People Killed in Head-On Crash Were Related

They died when driver veered into wrong lane

(Newser) - A family in Washington state is mourning seven family members—including five children—who died in a horrific crash while on their way to Las Vegas for an end-of-summer trip. Police say the seven died near Burns, Ore., when the driver of a 1999 Toyota 4Runner crossed the center line... More »

Car Slams Into Cyclists, Parliament Barriers in London

Driver arrested on suspicion of terrorism; 2 taken to hospital

(Newser) - A car slammed into barriers outside Britain's Houses of Parliament on Tuesday morning, injuring at least two pedestrians, police in London say. The male driver has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism, reports the Guardian . Witnesses saw officers surround the car before the man was taken away in handcuffs.... More »

Mom's 'Nagging' Text May Have Saved Baby's Life

Rebecca Boyer asked husband to fix straps; they were in an accident minutes later

(Newser) - On her first day back to work after maternity leave, Rebecca Boyer asked her husband, David, to send her "hourly updates" on baby William's first day away from her. One of those text updates was a photo of William snoozing in his car seat—and what Boyer calls... More »

5 Family Members Killed in Highway Crash

Four children and one adult were among the victims in Delaware

(Newser) - Five members of a New Jersey family, including four children, were killed Friday in a crash on a Delaware highway, according to state police. Per the AP , the other adult who was in the vehicle was taken to a hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries, news outlets reported Friday night. State... 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 »

These States Have the Most Dangerous Roads

Mississippi tops the list

(Newser) - Driving is inherently dangerous—motor vehicle crashes are consistently among the leading causes of death in the US—but it's more dangerous in some places than others . 24/7 Wall St. looked at death rates from car crashes in all US states to come up with a list of the... More »

Highway Patrol Releases Crash Video as a Warning

Man ejected from car survived, as did everyone else at toll booth in Florida

(Newser) - A terrifying surveillance video released by the Florida Highway Patrol this week shows an SUV speeding into a toll plaza in St. Cloud, sending one of the passengers flying through the air and into a toll booth, KMOV reports. Miraculously, he and the other four people in the vehicle survived... More »

Driver Too Young for License Killed 3 Teens, Cops Say

15-year-old Cindy Sanchez's brother was among the dead

(Newser) - A teen driver who cops say was too young to have a license when she allegedly crashed her father's SUV last week will be charged in the deaths of three passengers. At 15, Cindy Sanchez will be charged with three counts each of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide following... More »

Driver Who Killed 4-Year-Old in 1968 Suffers Similar Fate

Douglas Parkhurst killed in odd baseball-field incident in Sanford, Maine

(Newser) - Witnesses say a 68-year-old pushed children to safety before being killed by a driver who careened onto a baseball field in Sanford, Maine, on the night of June 1. Some 400 miles away, the news is bringing relief to one family, reports the Washington Post . The Portland Press Herald has... More »

Snapchat IMs Spark Outrage After White Driver Kills Black Man

Sherell 'Rell' Lewis was trying to clear away road debris

(Newser) - A Snapchat exchange following the road death of a black man in Louisiana is sparking outrage across social media, USA Today reports. Sherell "Rell" Lewis of Leesville pulled over on the roadway of US 171 to remove debris Tuesday, per KPLC-TV , when a 2003 Chevy struck and fatally injured... More »

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