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New Revelation in Case of Mom Who Drove Family Off Cliff

Jennifer Hart was drunk, while her wife and 2 of their kids had sleep-inducing drug in systems

(Newser) - The woman who drove an SUV off a California cliff last month with her family inside was legally drunk at the time, say authorities in Mendocino County. Jennifer Hart had a blood-alcohol level of .102, over the state limit of .08, reports KOMO . Hart was killed along with her wife,... More »

SUV Flips on Highway in Scary Night for Will Ferrell

50-year-old actor released from hospital after Thursday night accident; 3 others injured

(Newser) - Ron Burgundy lives to charm us another day. Actor Will Ferrell was in a serious car crash Thursday night in Orange County, Calif., with a 30-second video recorded by LA-OC.tv and now on TMZ showing a dented-up black SUV with shattered windows after the accident. The Hollywood Reporter and... More »

NTSB Kicks Tesla Out of Investigation for Breaking Rules

Feds say electric car company prematurely made information public

(Newser) - Federal investigators say they have booted electric car maker Tesla from a group that's investigating a fatal March 23 crash of a Tesla Model X SUV in California. The National Transportation Safety Board said it removed Tesla as a party to the investigation after the company prematurely made information... More »

Friend Called 911 After 3am Text From Hart Family Mom

Sarah Hart told friend she was sick

(Newser) - A social worker in Washington state wasn't the only person to call 911 in reference to the Hart family around the time their SUV plunged off a seaside cliff in California. Shortly before the SUV was found on March 26 at the bottom of the 70-foot cliff alongside five... More »

14 Dead in Hockey Team Bus Crash

Parents in grief after semi hits team bus

(Newser) - Tragedy in Western Canada: A bus carrying a junior hockey team collided with a semi-trailer on Friday evening, leaving 14 dead and the remaining 14 injured, three of them critically. The Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League were traveling to the town of Nipawin for a playoff game... More »

Cops: Crash That Killed Family Appears Intentional

Hart family's vehicle accelerated over cliff edge

(Newser) - The crash that wiped out a large family traveling along California's Pacific Coast Highway last week may have been murder-suicide, not an accident. NBC News reports that police say they've uncovered disturbing signs that the vehicle carrying married couple Jennifer and Sarah Hart and their six adopted children... More »

They Called CPS on 'Free Hugs' Boy's Family. Then, Tragedy

'I was trying to … protect them and this is the result,' neighbor says after fatal car crash

(Newser) - The search is still on for 15-year-old Devonte Hart and two of his siblings after the SUV they were believed to be in with their adoptive parents and three other siblings went over a cliff in California (those five were found dead at the scene). But it's allegations about... More »

Boy in This Viral Photo Now Feared Dead

Devonte Hart, 2 siblings remain missing after crash in California

(Newser) - The teary-eyed boy who hugged a police officer during a heated Ferguson-related rally in Portland in 2014, resulting in a viral photo, is now feared dead after his family's SUV plunged off a California cliff . Police believe Jennifer and Sarah Hart, both aged 38 or 39, were traveling with... More »

Woman in Jail After Failing to Prove Existence of God

Police say mom crashed car to prove to kids God would protect them

(Newser) - Police say a 25-year-old Georgia woman is in jail after trying—and failing—to prove the existence of God to her children, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Bahari Warren was driving with her two children—ages 5 and 7—Wednesday in Norcross when she crossed into oncoming traffic and drove straight... More »

'Disturbing' Video of Uber Self-Driving Crash Is Released

Police chief says it would have been hard to avoid for either human or robot

(Newser) - The pedestrian, the human backup operator, and the vehicle were all taken by surprise in what is believed to be the first pedestrian death in an accident involving a self-driving car, video released by police in Arizona shows. The video shared by police in Tempe on Tuesday shows 49-year-old Elaine... More »

Uber's Self-Driving Car Was Going 40mph, Didn't Slow

The latest on the crash that killed pedestrian Elaine Herzberg

(Newser) - The death of a 49-year-old pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz., on Sunday night is being called the first time a person has been killed by a self-driving vehicle, and Wired provides some perspective: "Human drivers kill just 1.16 people for every 100 million miles driven. Waymo and Uber and... More »

A 'Very Emotional' 36 Hours After Woman Goes Missing

Alabama's Lisa Holman found alive Sunday after she vanished from site of her crashed car

(Newser) - A tense 36 hours for a missing Alabama woman's family has ended in relief. ABC News and WBMA report that volunteers on foot and even a drone were sent out over the weekend to search for 45-year-old Lisa Holman after her smashed-up car was discovered sometime after 9pm Friday... More »

Cops: Suspect in Fatal Colts Crash Gave Us Fake Name

Manuel Orrego-Savala had been deported in 2007 and 2009

(Newser) - Police say a man being held in a suspected drunk-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson has twice been deported from the US. Indiana State Police said Monday that 37-year-old Manuel Orrego-Savala is a citizen of Guatemala and gave officers a fake name of Alex Cabrera Gonsales following... More »

18 Hurt as Van Plows Into Crowd in Downtown Shanghai

Police say driver was smoking, lost control

(Newser) - A minivan hauling gas canisters plowed into pedestrians near a prominent park and burst into flames in downtown Shanghai on Friday, injuring 18 people in the heart of the Chinese financial hub, local authorities say. Police appeared to dismiss fears that the crash was a deliberate attack, describing it as... More »

Ex-NBA Player, American Idol Contestant Die in Car Crash

Rasual Butler, wife Leah LaBelle Vladowski were driving early Wednesday in Los Angeles

(Newser) - Former NBA forward Rasual Butler and his wife were killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Los Angeles early Wednesday, the AP reports. The Range Rover crashed around 2:30am in the Studio City area and left a swath of damage along a major thoroughfare. Los Angeles police said in... More »

Mom of 2 Killed on Way to Hospital to Deliver 3rd Child

Desiree Strout didn't survive the car crash, but the baby she was carrying did

(Newser) - A patch of black ice in Maine led to tragedy for a pregnant mom of two on her way to the hospital to deliver her third child. CentralMaine.com reports 27-year-old Desiree Strout was driving on US Route 2 in Skowhegan Monday morning with her husband, 29-year-old Harry Weeks, and... More »

Missing Teen Found After Father Hires Helicopter

Hunch may have saved Australian's life

(Newser) - The father of a teenager who spent 30 hours trapped in a car wreck in Australian woods says he followed his intuition by hiring a helicopter that found his seriously injured son. Samuel Lethbridge, 17, remained in a hospital in serious condition with multiple fractures two days after the crash.... More »

Airborne Car Slams Into 2nd-Floor Office

Driver hit median at high speed, police say

(Newser) - It's 2018, so where are the flying cars? On Sunday, the answer to that question was Santa Ana, Calif., where a white sedan crashed into a dental office on the second floor of a two-story building. Orange County Fire Authority spokesman Capt. Stephen Horner says the vehicle became airborne... More »

'It's Very Sad for Us to Suffer an Accident of This Magnitude'

Bus crash is one of deadliest traffic accidents on record in Peru

(Newser) - At least 48 people died when a bus tumbled down a cliff onto a rocky beach Tuesday along a narrow, curvy, and frequently mist-shrouded stretch of highway known as the "Devil's Curve," Peruvian police and fire officials said. The bus carrying 57 people was headed to Peru'... More »

3 People Car Surf Atop a Packed SUV. One Ends Up Dead

There were as many as 10 people inside the Jeep Cherokee

(Newser) - What's more dangerous than carrying at least a dozen people in one Jeep Cherokee? Having three of the passengers "car surf" on its roof. That's what the Oklahoma Highway Patrol says was the case near Pitcher around 3pm Saturday; the car swerved off a gravel road, careened... More »

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