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Truck Crash's Odd Victim: a Shark

4 sandbar sharks were being transported from Florida to Coney Island

(Newser) - One died, three survived. That was the outcome for four sandbar sharks being hauled from Marathon, Fla., to an aquarium in Coney Island, NY, after the truck they were in crashed during a storm on Interstate 95 yesterday afternoon, the Florida Highway Patrol tells Florida Today . The semitrailer blew a... More »

Determined Student Dies on Way to Graduation

Houston student Omar Rodas was driving to the ceremony

(Newser) - A Houston student who put in extra hours to graduate from high school died in a car crash yesterday while driving to the ceremony, the Houston Chronicle reports. Identified by friends as Omar Rodas, the student died on Interstate 45 only two hours before graduation. He was wearing his graduation... More »

John Nash Wasn't Supposed to Be in Cab That Crashed

The couple's travel arrangements had changed

(Newser) - Renowned mathematician John Nash and his wife, Alicia, weren't supposed to be in the cab that crashed into a guardrail on the NJ Turnpike on Saturday, killing the couple , according to the New York Post : Their flight from Norway to Newark Airport got in five hours ahead of schedule,... More »

A Beautiful Mind Mathematician, Wife Die in Crash

John Forbes Nash, Alicia Nash killed in taxi on New Jersey Turnpike

(Newser) - John Forbes Nash, the Nobel-winning Princeton mathematician known for his work in game theory and as the inspiration behind A Beautiful Mind, died yesterday in a crash in New Jersey. Also killed was his wife and partner of nearly six decades, Alicia Nash. The Nashes were riding in a taxi... More »

Injured Motorists Helped by Dr. Oz

He stopped while driving on the NJ Turnpike motorists

(Newser) - A lot of doctors aren't happy about Dr. Mehmet Oz's dubious recommendations on TV , but he was a credit to his profession at the scene of a car crash on Saturday night. Westampton Emergency Services Chief Jason Carty says the celebrity doctor was driving north on the New... More »

Google: Driverless Cars Not to Blame for 11 Accidents

But Google, California DMV haven't released full accident reports

(Newser) - Google's fleet of 23 self-driving Lexuses has been involved in 11 accidents over the past six years of testing in California—but the company says not one of those incidents was the fault of a Google car, the AP reports. Chris Urmson, director of Google's self-driving initiative, writes... More »

Could Girl's Nightmares Hold Truth of Mom's Death?

Elisa's visions of a white van coincide with similar reports

(Newser) - When Natali Castellanos-Tyler died after her car slid off a road near her home in Chesterfield County, Va., in late February, investigators blamed roads wet with sleet for what they thought was a one-car accident. But the mother of three's young daughter Elisa, who was in the car and... More »

Wrong Exit May Have Led to Deadly NSA Encounter

Reportedly stolen car and cross-dressing men add to the mystery

(Newser) - More pieces of the puzzle are coming together as to why two men reportedly dressed as women rammed an NSA gate yesterday morning, resulting in gunfire and the death of one of the suspects. Police are now speculating that the driver of the stolen Ford Escape may have made a... More »

8 Killed in Church Van Accident

10 others in vehicle injured, 2 of them critically

(Newser) - A church van returning from a trip to Fort Myers, Fla., crashed in Glades County this morning around 12:30am, killing eight people. The van was apparently traveling on State Road 78 when it ran a stop sign at Highway 27, crossed all four lanes of the highway and a... More »

Baby Alive in Submerged Car, Hours After Crash

But mom is found dead in front seat

(Newser) - A fisherman spotted an overturned car in a Utah river yesterday—and when first responders showed up, they looked inside and found a dead mom and her 18-month-old girl still alive some 14 hours after the accident may have happened, NBC News reports. Police officers "tipped the car on... More »

Good Samaritan, Young Son Die in Highway Crash

They stopped to help when SUV hit black ice

(Newser) - Friends and family members are heartbroken by the death of Kristi Clark and her 10-year-old son, Carter Oakley—but they say she was acting completely in character when she rushed to help passengers in an SUV that rolled over in front of her vehicle. In what police describe as a... More »

Girl Named for Crash Victim 'Saves' Dad From Crash

4-year-old got Dad to buckle up

(Newser) - A Utah man whose car ended up jammed under a semi truck on an interstate tells KSL that he's got his 4-year-old daughter to thank for his life. Jordan Peterson was in the car alone, and he says that he was never much of a seatbelt guy until daughter... More »

Bruce Jenner in Car Crash That Leaves 1 Dead

Jenner appears talking in pictures taken after accident

(Newser) - Bruce Jenner was in a car crash that involved several vehicles and left one person dead, the Los Angeles County sheriff's department says, per CNN . At least seven people were injured in the incident, Fox 11 reports, but a Jenner rep tells the AP he wasn't one... More »

Lance Armstrong in Crash, Girlfriend Took Rap

Accident occurred Dec. 28

(Newser) - It's the headline Lance Armstrong was allegedly attempting to avoid: The Aspen Daily News today reports the cyclist was behind the wheel during an alleged Dec. 28 hit-and-run but that girlfriend Anna Hansen took the blame. Per the police report, Hansen on Dec. 29 told police she drove the... More »

4 Dead in Icy Highway Crashes

One Pennsylvania crash involved dozens of vehicles

(Newser) - Several multi-car pileups—including one involving dozens of vehicles—in icy conditions on interstates in the Philadelphia area claimed at least four lives and injured dozens today as hundreds of crashes were reported across eastern Pennsylvania, authorities say. State police in Philadelphia say 31-year-old Eric Blau of Philadelphia was killed... More »

Facebook Post Lands Parolee Back Behind Bars

He was sentenced to 3 years after speeding led to crash that killed passenger

(Newser) - "Prison didnt break me. It MADE me," wrote Ryan Fye on Facebook last month, beneath a photo of himself with both middle fingers extended, soon after he was released early from a three-year sentence. "Im free. Im a new man. Dont come at me like before."... More »

How to Avoid Dying in a Deer Car Crash

Just hit the deer, expert tells author Al Cambronne

(Newser) - The deadliest animal in North America? The white-tailed deer, writes Al Cambronne, author of a book on deer, for Slate . Each year, 150 people are killed and another 10,000 are injured in more than a million vehicle crashes involving the animal, so Cambronne recently went on a ride-along with... More »

12 Hurt in 35-Car New Hampshire Pile-up

Snow squall moves in quickly, surprises drivers

(Newser) - A dozen people were injured in an interstate pileup involving 35 vehicles amid whiteout conditions in New Hampshire yesterday. Police say none of the injuries from the crashes on Interstate 93 were life-threatening, reports WMUR-TV , though one vehicle caught fire and was destroyed. The fire also damaged three other vehicles... More »

Mom, 2 Kids Survive Crazy Wreck With Oil Tanker

Car was dragged 200 yards, but all 3 passengers walked away

(Newser) - A family of three is lucky to be alive after being pinned under a large fuel tanker and dragged 200 yards before both vehicles finally came to a stop. Heather Slack was driving her two children home from a holiday trip in Utah—perhaps too quickly for the icy conditions,... More »

Hong Kong Money Van Spills $4.5M

Police implore people who stopped to scoop up cash to return it

(Newser) - "They looked like schoolkids who knew they were being naughty" is how one witness described the scene on a Hong Kong roadway to the South China Morning Post . What those dozens of people were doing: scooping up cash scattered in the street after a security van transporting what may... More »

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