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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"...

Woman Impaled by Tree in 'Bizarre Incident'

Theresa Roy is recovering

(Newser) - “I feel like we have a guardian angel.” That’s what a Maine man has to say after his wife was impaled when a falling tree hit the vehicle they were in. Theresa Roy, 79, suffered seven broken ribs in the “bizarre incident,” the AP reports....

First Person at Crash Scene Says Woods Was Unconscious

Neighbor who walked to the site couldn't get a response from the golfer: affidavit

(Newser) - A man found Tiger Woods unconscious in a mangled SUV after the golf star crashed the vehicle in Southern California, authorities said in court documents obtained Friday. The man, who lives near the site in Rolling Hills Estates, heard the crash and walked to the SUV, Los Angeles County Sheriff'...

Authorities Say SUV in Horrific Crash Entered From Mexico

It came through a breach in the border fence

(Newser) - Authorities say a Ford Expedition crammed with 25 people crossed into the US from Mexico, likely through a breach in the border fence, before it was struck by a tractor-trailer near Holtville, Calif., on Tuesday morning, killing 13 people in the SUV, the Los Angeles Times reports. Surveillance footage shows...

Why a Golf Comeback for Woods Is Nearly Impossible

Tim Dahlberg, who has covered the golfer since 1996, explains

(Newser) - The good news in the wake of Tiger Woods' Tuesday car crash is fairly obvious: He survived, despite severe injuries that include multiple open fractures of his leg. "The bad news is that the career of the world's greatest golfer—at least on the game's biggest stages"...

Tiger Woods Is &#39;Awake, Responsive&#39;
Tiger Woods Is
Out of Surgery 

Tiger Woods Is Out of Surgery

Golfer suffered multiple fractures in right leg and ankle, is 'awake, responsive'

(Newser) - Tiger Woods is out of surgery following Tuesday's serious car accident in which he sustained multiple leg injuries. The golf legend is "awake, responsive, and recovering in his hospital room," according to a statement posted to his Twitter account. It describes "a long surgical procedure on...

State AG Hit With Charges in Deadly Crash

Jason Ravnsborg charged with 3 misdemeanors after hitting pedestrian Joseph Boever

(Newser) - South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg will see three misdemeanor charges, not felony ones, after he hit and killed pedestrian Joseph Boever, 55, in September. Ravnsborg said he initially thought he'd hit a deer on a dark rural road, but he didn't find one in a search; when...

Behind the Wheel Amid 6-Car Pileup: This Guy
Behind the Wheel Amid 
6-Car Pileup: This Guy
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Behind the Wheel Amid 6-Car Pileup: This Guy

Wild koala had quite a day on Monday

(Newser) - A koala marched onto a busy freeway in Australia on Monday, prompting a six-car pileup, before deciding he, too, should get behind the wheel. Photos of the koala gripping a vehicle's steering wheel have now gone viral. They were taken by Nadia Tugwell, who was caught in traffic behind...

Cops: Man on the Run Smashes Into Car, Kills Mom, 2 Kids

Amanda Chatman, 24, died in Tennessee crash, along with 3- and 4-year-old sons

(Newser) - A man fleeing Tennessee state troopers sped into a city intersection and slammed his truck into a car, killing a mother and her two young children, authorities said. The Tennessee Highway Patrol was chasing a truck driven by Michael Don Shepherd around 8am on Tuesday morning when Shepherd sped into...

State AG's Fate Could Hinge on Unusual Piece of Debris

Jason Ravnsborg was involved in a fatal crash on Sept. 12

(Newser) - South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg struck and killed a pedestrian while driving on Sept. 12—and 3 1/2 months later, prosecutors have yet to decide whether to charge Ravnsborg in the matter, to the displeasure of Gov. Kristi Noem. "To have more than 100 days go by without...

'Everybody Is Super Upset and Distraught'

5 dead cyclists were all seasoned riders. How could this have happened?

(Newser) - The five cyclists who died in a horrific Nevada crash this week were no novices—far from it, in fact. The Las Vegas Review-Journal describes them as "seasoned bicyclists and dedicated athletes" who were key to Southern Nevada's cycling community. "All of them were in the top...

F1 Car Bursts Into Flames
Race Car Bursts Into Flames

Race Car Bursts Into Flames

Driver Romain Grosjean is stuck inside for nearly 10 seconds

(Newser) - Formula One driver Romain Grosjean appeared to escape with minor burns after his car crashed and burst into flames moments after the start of the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday the AP reports. The 34-year-old French driver slid off the track on the first lap and his Haas car burst...

&#39;Horrific&#39; Honeymoon Crash Kills Newlyweds
Newlyweds Die on
Florida Honeymoon

Newlyweds Die on Florida Honeymoon

William and Blakley Harrell were driving on Lower Matecumbe Key

(Newser) - A horrific car crash in Florida took the life of a NASCAR crew member and his new bride this week—who were on their honeymoon, no less. William "Rowdy" Harrell, 30, and his 23-year-old wife Blakley were driving Wednesday on US 1 on Lower Matecumbe Key when their Toyota...

Harry Dunn's Parents Receive Another Blow

UK judges confirm US woman charged in fatal crash had diplomatic immunity

(Newser) - The parents of a British teen who was killed in a car crash lost a court battle with the UK government Tuesday over whether their son's alleged killer, an American woman, had diplomatic immunity. Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn have been seeking justice for 19-year-old Harry Dunn , who died...

Teen YouTuber Totals Dad's $3.4M Roadster

Gage Gillean reportedly hit a tree in Dallas on Tuesday, but he's OK

(Newser) - It's a good thing YouTuber Gage Gillean's father is a billionaire because it may take a few million dollars to replace the rare sports car Gillean just wrecked. The 17-year-old son of private equity firm founder and car collector Tim Gillean was driving his father's custom-made purple...

'Speed Freak' Dies When Car Flips in Harrowing Accident

Zef Eisenberg was only 47

(Newser) - A man who liked driving at incredibly fast speeds died Thursday while trying to set the British land speed record, the BBC reports. Zef Eisenberg, the millionaire founder of a sports nutrition company, was killed in York, England, when his Porsche 911 Turbo S went off the runway at Elvington...

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