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Lamb That Survived Deadly Crash Will Be Adopted

More than 70 other sheep died in the tractor-trailer crash

(Newser) - A lamb that was on the lam for hours after a tractor-trailer crash in Nevada killed 74 other sheep has been caught and will be adopted by a foster family. The female lamb nicknamed Dodger wandered off from the crash site and was missing in the desert overnight before being... More »

4 Killed, 14 Hurt in Church Van Crash

Children among the victims of horrific accident outside DC

(Newser) - A church van carrying adults and children through a suburb of the nation's capital Sunday collided with a pickup truck that crossed its path, and the pickup truck burst into flames in an accident that claimed four lives and left 14 others badly injured, authorities say. A child was... More »

Kids Lose Parents in Wreck, Cop Takes Unusual Step

Ga. Trooper Nathan Bradley didn't want to mar the memory of Halloween for them

(Newser) - Donald and Crystal Howard went out on Halloween to buy more face paint and candy. But the Georgia parents were killed in a car crash near their Morgan County home, leaving a young state trooper with a terrible task: breaking the news to their four kids, ages 6 to 13,... More »

Parents' Nightmare: Brothers Killed 3 Months Apart

One died in a car crash in July; the other was just killed by a hit-and-run driver

(Newser) - The Tsatsos family has been grieving since July, when 19-year-old son Darryl was killed in a three-car crash in a suburb of Detroit. Now their nightmare has doubled: Darryl's 18-year-old brother, Ryan, was killed by a hit-and-run driver over the weekend near the college where he was a freshman,... More »

Odd Twist in Story of Man Ejected Onto Freeway Sign

Richard Pananian's family had tried to protect him with lamb sacrifice days earlier

(Newser) - It was an unbelievable way to leave the Earth: thrust out of a car and into the air on a Los Angeles freeway, only to land atop a freeway sign . But the oddity of the death of Richard Pananian of Burbank didn't begin and end with that Friday morning... More »

Car Plows Into NYC Trick-or-Treaters, Kills 3

Halloween turns horrific in Bronx neighborhood

(Newser) - A street full of trick-or-treaters turned into a Halloween horror scene when an out-of-control car jumped a curb and careened into a group of costumed revelers, killing three people, including a 10-year-old girl and her grandfather. The crash injured three other trick-or-treaters, along with the driver, police said. Witnesses described... More »

'Unbelievable': 4-Year-Old Left in Car Is Crushed by It

It was a freak accident, police in Tulsa, Okla., say

(Newser) - In an accident that was equal parts tragic and freakish, a 4-year-old boy left unattended in an SUV ended up being crushed to death by it. Police in Tulsa, Okla., say the bizarre accident happened when the mother left the boy and his two siblings in her Chevrolet Suburban while... More »

Lawyer: OSU Crash Suspect Is Mentally Ill

He says she didn't sleep for 3 days before plowing into crowd

(Newser) - The woman accused of driving into an Oklahoma State University homecoming parade is clearly mentally ill and has no memory of the crash that killed four people and injured dozens more, her lawyer says. "I have deep concerns about her competency at this point," attorney Tony Coleman tells... More »

OSU Crash Suspect's Dad: 'This Is Not Her'

Adacia Chambers accused of DUI in accident that killed 4

(Newser) - Four people are now dead, dozens more injured, and the father of the woman accused of plowing into an Oklahoma State University homecoming parade under the influence and causing the deaths is mystified. "I can't wrap my brain around this … This is not the person that's... More »

Man Runs Over Teen, Tweets Photo of Body

Boy's mother says driver 'must be some kind of monster'

(Newser) - The last time Connie Coles saw her youngest son alive was Sunday night, when she sent him out to buy a loaf of bread. Trevius Williams, 16, was hit and killed by a car 10 minutes later, and Coles says she's horrified not just by the death, but by... More »

Teen Driver Swats at Spider; It Ends Badly for 11 People

Kansas teen let go of wheel to try to kill arachnid

(Newser) - A teenage girl in Kansas is the latest arachnophobic driver to have become more dangerous than any spider. The Kansas Highway Patrol says 17-year-old Diana Nicole Bell was on the highway east of Great Bend when she noticed a spider on her lap and let go of the steering wheel... More »

Amid Screams of 'Red Light!' Texting Driver Kills 2: Cops

Prosecutors say Carlee Bollig, 17, was texting

(Newser) - As far as alleged texting-while-driving stories go, this one is particularly rough: A 54-year-old Minnesota man and his 10-year-old daughter were killed when a pickup T-boned their van on a July evening between the towns of Becker and Big Lake. The driver of the pickup was not 17-year-old Carlee Bollig'... More »

Boy, 14, Fleeing Cops in SUV Gets in Fatal Crash

3 other young teens also in vehicle

(Newser) - A 14-year-old boy driving an SUV carrying three other young teenagers was killed when it crashed into a block wall in a neighborhood after speeding away from police, authorities said. Police responded to a call about a fight at 2am Wednesday, Officer James Holmes, a Phoenix police spokesman, said. They... More »

Man, 83, With Prosthetic Leg Helps Save Kids

They had been in car accident that killed their mom

(Newser) - An 83-year-old man with a prosthetic leg is being hailed as a hero after helping rescue two small children from a car after it crashed, killing their mother. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Ralph Patterson said he heard the crash and the children's screams in Plant City, Fla.... More »

Mom Trying to Help Crash Victim Plunges to Own Death

SC's Jessica Smith apparently misjudged how high bridge was

(Newser) - A South Carolina family is burying its second family member in two months and a 9-year-old boy is left without a mom after a 29-year-old Good Samaritan fell to her death while trying to help an injured truck driver, WYFF reports. "Heartbroken and empty" is how Hope Smith describes... More »

Human Smuggling Suspected in Deadly Crash

6 dead as SUV flips in Texas police chase

(Newser) - Human smuggling is suspected in an early morning crash outside Houston that left six people dead, seven injured, and two arrested, KTRK reports. The incident started when police tried to pull over an SUV for a traffic violation, according to the Houston Chronicle . The driver allegedly sped off, leading police... More »

Family Furious to Find Loved One's Remains at Crash Site

There was supposedly nothing left of Jared McPherson, but family found body parts

(Newser) - It's devastating enough to lose a loved one in a car crash. But the family of Jared McPherson didn't expect to have their trauma compounded when they went to pay their respects at the crash site. "I looked down and [his fiancee] was holding part of a... More »

Man Texting While on Motorcycle Loses His Life

Brandon R. McClain was headed south on I-65 in Indiana

(Newser) - Should you need more proof that texting while driving can be a deadly mix, consider the story of Brandon R. McClain. The 43-year-old Indiana man was heading south on I-65 on his motorcycle Thursday afternoon—while texting at the same time, police say. He apparently veered into the grassy median,... More »

Survivor of Limo Crash That Killed 4 Friends Sues

Olga Lipets' jaw remains wired shut after July 18 crash

(Newser) - One of the survivors of a crash on Long Island that killed four women when their limousine collided with a pickup truck has sued both drivers and the companies involved. The lawsuit was filed Thursday by an attorney for 24-year-old Olga Lipets. The Brooklyn woman is seeking unspecified damages for... More »

Teens Come to Aid of Friend in Stalled BMW, Are Killed

Jonah Mosaphir and Gabrielle Camps were a couple, had recently graduated

(Newser) - An act of friendship ended in tragedy in Florida in the wee hours of the morning. Police say Giovanni Martinez, 19, was driving a BMW that stalled in Miramar; he called three friends to ask for help around 1am Monday. They all showed up, and an additional person stopped to... More »

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