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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 »

Indiana House Hit by Car ... for 11th Time

House, cars, surroundings have been hit many times before

(Newser) - Over the past three decades, 11 vehicles have crashed at the Indianapolis house where Leigh and Tim McCall live. The most recent accident occurred this week, when a Chevy Equinox came through one of the walls and missed Leigh, who was watching the Colts game in her living room with... More »

Bride Dies After Leaving Wedding Reception

Kali Dobson killed in car crash hours after getting married

(Newser) - An awful story out of Georgia, where Kali Dobson, 25, was killed in a car crash hours after her wedding. Dobson and Ryan Quinton, 27, left their reception Sunday night and Quinton, as he later told police, swerved to avoid a dog. Their sports car ran off the road and... More »

Driver Plunges Off 300-Foot Cliff, Survives

It may have been a suicide attempt

(Newser) - A pretty amazing rescue story out of Southern California, where a 19-year-old driver went over a 300-foot cliff and onto the shoreline of the ocean—and survived. Rescue crews arrived at the scene in Palos Verdes Estates, located just south of Los Angeles, around 2am today. Waves smashed into the... More »

Man Kills Pregnant Couple in Botched Suicide Attempt

Robert Dellinger allegedly drove his truck across a median, hit SUV

(Newser) - A former Fortune 500 executive told police he was trying to kill himself when he drove his pickup truck across the grassy median of a New Hampshire highway on Saturday and slammed into an SUV. What happened instead: He killed an expectant couple inside, prosecutors said yesterday. Robert Dellinger, a... More »

Fatal Accident Triggers 50-Car Turnpike Crash

Snow blankets NFL games, forces flight cancellations

(Newser) - A powerful storm that crept across the country is dumping a mix of snow, freezing rain, and sleet on the Mid-Atlantic region and is headed northeast, threatening as much as a foot of snow in sections of Delaware and New Jersey and raising concerns about a messy morning commute. The... More »

Man Trapped in Crash for 6 Days—Next to Dead Friend

Richard Koester goes without food, water for almost a week

(Newser) - Two friends were driving on Colorado's Highway 50 on Oct. 11 when their truck careened off the road and fell into a 30-foot ravine, killing the driver. Passenger Richard Koester, however, survived, albeit trapped in the steering wheel. And there he remained trapped for six days, while his family... More »

Fast & Furious Star Paul Walker Dead in Crash

Actor was a passenger in friend's car: Facebook message

(Newser) - Paul Walker, the star of the Fast & Furious movie series, died today in a car crash that killed two people north of Los Angeles, his publicist said. He was 40. A statement on the actor's Facebook page said he was a passenger in a friend's car, and... More »

2 Dead After Crazy 125mph Car Chase

Driver hit 3 other vehicles before fatal crash

(Newser) - Two people are dead and another injured after a car speeding down the Ohio Turnpike at more than 125mph with police on its tail smashed into a minivan last night. Two state troopers reportedly spotted the car separately before the crash occurred, but neither of them were able to keep... More »

'2 Drunk 2 Care' Tweet Sent Hours Before Fatal Crash

Woman, 20, who posted tweet was also driver in head-on crash

(Newser) - A 20-year-old Florida woman involved in a car crash that claimed the lives of two other women might have been under the influence when the crash happened. Now, almost a week later, the case is gaining national attention. It all has to do with a shocking post driver Kaila Mendoza... More »

Family Missing After Bizarre Call Found Dead

Bodies in abandoned house near burned car

(Newser) - An entire family who went missing in Mississippi under strange circumstances has been found dead: Three bodies, believed to be those of of Atira Hughes Smith (also referred to as Atira Hill), 30; her husband Laterry Smith, 34; and her son, Jaidon Hill, 7, were found in an abandoned house... More »

Brother Dies Hour After Sister Commits Suicide

And double tragedy isn't the only thing the family has suffered recently

(Newser) - One family, many tragedies: Ricky and Brenda Tucker were together at the Detroit bar where Brenda worked early Sunday when Brenda, 21, went into a back room and shot herself in the chest. She was loaded into an ambulance, and her 20-year-old brother sped behind. En route to the hospital,... More »

Man Causes Traffic Jam, Then Car Crash

Falls asleep at wheel, then crashes truck when he wakes

(Newser) - Here's a spectacular specimen of stupid driving from Atlanta. On Saturday, a man caused a traffic jam after he fell asleep at the wheel, his truck stopped in the middle of the road. A local news truck happened to be passing by, and called 911 (while turning on its... More »

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