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Armpit Hair Fire Triggers Car Crash

A prank on a driver goes very wrong in Boise, Idaho

(Newser) - Police say five teenagers are lucky to be alive after an early Sunday rollover crash in Boise, Idaho. The cause? Burning armpit hair. Three boys and two girls, aged 15 to 18, suffered non-life-threatening injuries—a fortunate feat as police say none were wearing seat belts and two were thrown... More »

Teenager Dies Taking Lamborghini for Test Drive

Samuel Shepard was taking a family friend's car for a spin

(Newser) - An 18-year-old died yesterday on Long Island, New York, when he took a Lamborghini for a spin and crashed it into a guardrail, Fox News reports. The car belonged to a family friend who'd let Samuel Shepard take it for a spontaneous "test drive." "I think... More »

Google Car Goes Wrong Way on a One-Way, Crashes

Driver sideswiped other car after attempting U-turn, say cops

(Newser) - Google Street View is probably going to have to redo Tyler Street in Little Rock: The driver of a Street View car in the Arkansas city crashed into another vehicle after going the wrong way down the one-way street, making a U-turn, then hitting a car on an adjacent street,... More »

Bride-to-Be Killed on Way to Bachelorette Weekend

When maid of honor hits oncoming car head-on

(Newser) - Collette Moreno never made it to her bachelorette party. The 26-year-old Missouri bride-to-be was on her way there Friday afternoon when she and her best friend, who was driving, got in a car accident in Morgan County that killed Moreno. Moreno and maid-of-honor Ashley Theobald were en route to Lake... More »

Woman Killed by Sneeze, Says Sister

It led to the crash that killed Edna Hickson, she claims

(Newser) - A 79-year-old woman died Sunday, and her sister says a sneeze was to blame. Australian police say Edna Hickson's Hyundai Elantra rolled a number of times as she rounded a bend, causing internal injuries that ultimately killed her. But sister Betty Sheelah says Hickson, who was driving to Sheelah'... More »

Guy Who Crashed Into CNN: I Was Smoking Weed

He's charged after (very) high-profile accident

(Newser) - One way to help make sure the world doesn't hear about your arrest on DUI charges would be to avoid crashing into the headquarters of CNN. Gerlmy Javon Todd, 22, had the misfortune of doing just that overnight, though he, his passenger, and everyone else escaped injury when his... More »

Driver Charged After Crash That Put Morgan in ICU

Kevin Roper, 35, was at wheel of tractor-trailer: officials

(Newser) - The driver of a tractor-trailer that hit a limousine bus carrying actor Tracy Morgan has been charged in the incident, prosecutors say, via CNN . Kevin Roper, 35, of Georgia, has been charged with death by auto and assault by auto after the crash, which killed comedian James "Jimmy Mack"... More »

Husband's Car Collides Into Wife's, Both Die

It's not clear what caused head-on crash in Texas

(Newser) - A newlywed husband and wife are both dead after they crashed into each other head-on in North Texas Wednesday morning. Nicolas Cruz, 31, and Kristina Munoz, 26, were alone in their respective vehicles when they collided, the AP reports. The crash occurred near a farm where both of them worked,... More »

Pregnant Women More Likely to Get in Car Accidents

Study finds increased risk during 2nd trimester

(Newser) - Pregnant ladies, while you're avoiding alcohol, sushi, and hot tubs, you may also want to be a little more careful while driving. A new study finds that expectant mothers are at a higher risk for car accidents, NPR reports. Researchers looked at medical records of more than 500,000... More »

5 Killed When Van Lands on Car

Authorities probing deadly Mojave Desert crash

(Newser) - A van hit and landed on top of a sedan sitting at a stop sign in the California desert town of Hesperia yesterday, crushing the car and killing the five people inside, authorities say. A man and a boy were taken from the Honda sedan to the hospital, where they... More »

Woman Killed Seconds After Posting About 'Happy' Song

Police say she had also been posting selfies while driving

(Newser) - At 8:33am on Thursday morning, Courtney Ann Sanford posted on Facebook, "The Happy Song makes me so HAPPY." At 8:34am, police got a call about a wreck on a North Carolina road—and found Sanford dead. The 32-year-old had crossed the median and collided head-on with... More »

SUV Plows Into Crowd at Ice Cream Shop, Kills 1

81-year-old driver appeared to go forward instead of backing up

(Newser) - A woman is dead and six people are injured after an elderly man drove an SUV into a crowd of people waiting outside an ice cream parlor in LA last night, the AP reports. "It looked like the guy put his foot on the gas pedal instead of the... 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 »

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 »

Dad Tried in Vain to Save Family in Fiery Calif. Crash

Was following wife, 4 kids when vehicle hit their SUV

(Newser) - A California father who was driving behind his family's SUV tried in vain to save them from the fiery wreckage after a vehicle ran a stop sign near Fresno and plowed into their vehicle. The man's 29-year-old wife and their four children—1- and 3-year-old boys and girls... More »

100 Cars Crash in Huge Pennsylvania Pileup Chain

Traffic backed up for miles

(Newser) - More than 100 cars and dozens of tractor trailers have been caught up in a chain of accidents stretching over several miles of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bensalem this morning, backing up traffic for several more miles behind that. The first accident came at about 7:45am on the westbound... 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 »

Cop Cuffs Firefighter Who Was Helping Crash Victims

CHP officer ordered firefighter to move truck

(Newser) - In what fire and police chiefs are calling an "unfortunate incident," a firefighter tending to victims at a freeway crash scene Tuesday night was handcuffed and put in the back of a squad car by a California Highway Patrol officer. As CBS8 cameras rolled, the police officer ordered... More »

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