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Prosecutors: Cop Hit Man, Put Body in Car, Drove Home

Newark officer Louis Santiago allegedly took the body to his house

(Newser) - An off-duty New Jersey police officer stands accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian in the middle of the night earlier this month—and then putting the dead man's body in his car and taking it home to debate what to do about it. NBC News reports Newark officer...

After New Probe, Same Conclusion Into Death of Heiress' Employee

Doris Duke ran him down accidentally, city finds

(Newser) - Update: The death of one of Doris Duke's employees remains, officially, an accident after the city manager in Newport, Rhode Island, stood by the city police department's review of the 1966 case. That review determined, as the original police investigation had, that no "definitive motive or intent"...

KC Chiefs to Take Care of Girl in Britt Reid Crash for Life

NFL team will offer lifetime medical, financial support for Ariel Young, who was 5 when injured

(Newser) - Update: The little girl seriously injured in a February car crash involving former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid is now set with a lifetime of support from the NFL team. According to a joint statement from the Chiefs and attorneys for the family of Ariel Young, who was...

A Crash, a Teen's Screams, Then a TV Crew Takes Action

It happened Monday in Brooklyn

(Newser) - Real life was more dramatic than what was being filmed in Brooklyn on Monday, when a TV crew ended up lifting a car off a trapped teen. An 80-year-old lost control of her SUV after police say her brakes reportedly stopped working, reports ABC7 . She hit a parked car, pushing...

Witness: Teen Driver Tried to 'Smoke' Cyclists, Hit 6

Male accused of 'rolling coal' has not been charged

(Newser) - Authorities in Texas say a teenager intending to blow exhaust from his diesel pickup truck into the path of cyclists instead slammed into them. Four of six injured cyclists were rushed to hospitals following the Saturday morning incident in Waller County outside Houston, per KTRK . Chase Ferrell tells KRIV that...

Cops' Suit: Tesla on Autopilot Slammed Into Us

5 police officers were injured in February by Model X during Texas traffic stop

(Newser) - Tesla calls its Autopilot feature the "future of driving," but it's a future that at least five Texas cops aren't keen on, unless Tesla remedies "known defects." KPRC 2 reports that those five police officers have now filed suit against the automaker, after they...

As We Get Back Behind the Wheel, a 'Terrible Situation'

8 states saw at least a 30% increase in driving deaths in first half of 2021

(Newser) - We're still in the midst of a pandemic, but over the past year, more of us headed back to in-person work, school, and other activities, meaning more of us were again driving. New data from two major safety groups, however, show that we could use some refresher courses behind...

Alleged Road-Rage Crash 'a Parent's Worst Nightmare'

Krista Nichols, unborn son died Saturday; boyfriend Miguel Larios is accused of driving drunk

(Newser) - Police say a California man had been drinking Saturday when he got behind the wheel of his truck, accompanied by his 8-months-pregnant girlfriend, who would soon die along with her unborn son. The driver, 26-year-old Miguel Larios, "was involved in a road rage incident with a second vehicle for...

Activists Slam 'Shameful' Killing of Escaped Bull

Campanito the bull gored 2 elderly men in Brihuega, Spain, before a local slammed their car into him

(Newser) - Animal rights advocates are steaming after a 500-pound-plus bull escaped from a bullfighting ring in Spain over the weekend and met a terrible fate. The Guardian reports that spectators had gathered early Sunday in Brihuega to attend a "concurso de recortadores" event, in which those taking part taunt the...

Cops: Teen Driver Created 'Infiniti Pool'

Colorado teen was cited for careless driving

(Newser) - A Colorado teenager who hit the gas instead of the brake did not have a good day—but he provided plenty of laughs for the local police department. The Lakewood teen was cited for careless driving after accidentally flattening a fence and driving the Infiniti into a backyard pool Friday,...

8 Kids Killed in Alabama Crash Tied to Same Youth Home
Driver Pulled From Alabama
Crash Lost Own Kids, Nephews
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Driver Pulled From Alabama Crash Lost Own Kids, Nephews

Candice Gully is director of the Tallapoosa Girls Ranch

(Newser) - It was a jarring headline: 10 people killed in a Saturday afternoon car crash on I-65 in Alabama, eight of them tied to a home for abandoned, abused, and neglected children. Now, more details on the accident and the victims are emerging. It happened around 2:30pm in Butler County...

Driver Gets Unpleasant Surprise During Evening Commute

#NothingGoodHappensWithCicadas

(Newser) - Some people have their eating utensils ready to chow down on the swarms of "Brood X" cicadas that have emerged from their underground lairs. Others simply want to avoid running into them during their evening commute. One Cincinnati driver wasn't so lucky, after what ABC News calls an...

Incredulous Cop at Scene of Car Crash: 'She's Driving?'

Utah girls, 9 and 4, had tried to drive to the ocean but ended up slamming into tractor-trailer

(Newser) - We're all eager for summer to get started, but two little girls from West Jordan, Utah, simply couldn't wait a single minute more. NBC News reports that police responding to an early morning accident in West Valley City on Wednesday got quite a shock when they found out...

Moneyball Author on Daughter's Death: 'Our Hearts Are So Broken'

Dixie Lewis, 19, daughter of Michael Lewis and ex-MTV reporter Tabitha Soren dies in car crash

(Newser) - Michael Lewis has been making the rounds promoting The Premonition, his new book about the pandemic. Now, that good news has been shattered after tragedy struck the Berkeley financial journalist and author of Moneyball and The Big Short: Dixie Lewis, his 19-year-old daughter with photographer and former MTV reporter Tabitha...

Woman Catches on Fire in Latest Gas-Hoarding Mishap

Jessica Gale Patterson crashed car that she was stashing gas in: SC deputies

(Newser) - The chaotic aftermath of the gas shortage in the South brought about by the Colonial Pipeline hacking continues. On Tuesday a brawl ensued at a North Carolina gas station backed up with long lines, while on Wednesday a Hummer burst into flames in Florida after its driver filled up several...

NBA Prospect, 19, Dead in Car Accident

Terrence Clarke was in Los Angeles

(Newser) - Kentucky freshman guard Terrence Clarke died Thursday following a car accident in Los Angeles, the AP reports. He was 19. The university announced Clarke’s death in a release Thursday night, but did not include any more details. Coach John Calipari said he was “absolutely gutted and sick tonight”...

After Crash, Team Tricks Tesla's Autopilot

Consumer Reports engineers make car go without anyone in the driver's seat

(Newser) - After two people were killed over the weekend when a Tesla hit a tree in Texas, local officials said the car apparently was on autopilot when it crashed , without anyone in the driver's seat. When CEO Elon Musk tweeted that it looked like autopilot wasn't engaged and couldn'...

Expert Suspects Tiger Woods Was Unconscious Before Crash

Due to the lack of steering and braking

(Newser) - A 22-page collision report on Tiger Woods' Feb. 23 car crash in Los Angeles was obtained by USA Today , and it suggests to one expert that the golfer may have been unconscious behind the wheel. Jonathan Cherney, a forensic crash reconstruction expert who visited the scene a day after the...

He Carried Team to NCAA Tournament, Died Days Later

Oscar Frayer, sister die in car accident, just like their father

(Newser) - A basketball player from Grand Canyon University has died days after playing in his first NCAA tournament. California native Oscar Frayer, 23—who lost his father in a car accident when he was only 7—died in a Tuesday car accident that also killed his older sister, 28-year-old Andrea Moore,...

New Report on Tiger's Crash Leads to a Big Question

After sources tell TMZ it looks like he never hit the brakes, outlet wonders if he lost consciousness

(Newser) - Earlier this week, Tiger Woods offered some good news , noting he was back home in Florida to start the recovery process after his Feb. 23 crash in a suburb of Los Angeles. Now, an update on the probe into the accident, with law enforcement sources saying some "troubling evidence"...

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