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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...

Family of Man Killed by SD AG: 'A Deer Doesn't Look Like a Human'

Jason Ravnsborg reported hitting a deer, but 'I didn't see what I hit'

(Newser) - South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg says he only learned he'd killed a man when he came upon the body several hours after reporting a collision late Saturday. Joe Boever, 55, was struck and killed while walking along Highway 14 west of Highmore around 10:30pm. Ravnsborg, who was...

7 First Responders Sickened at Bridge Crash

7 exposed to what authorities believe was fentanyl on San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge

(Newser) - A section of the Golden Gate Bridge was deemed an accident scene, a crime scene, and a hazmat scene in one fell swoop over the weekend after first responders started becoming ill while responding to a car crash. Per KGO , officers got a call just before noon on Sunday about...

Cops: 'Oblivious' Drunk Driver Had an Ironic Crash

If only he'd read the road sign before he apparently slammed into it

(Newser) - A Florida man not only didn't heed a road sign that may have kept him out of harm's way—he apparently crashed right into it. Per a probable cause affidavit obtained by the Smoking Gun , police came across 22-year-old Bounty Cheramy outside his car around 12:30am Sunday...

Cops: Man Smashes Into Patrol Cars While Catching a Flick

North Carolina doctor had his Tesla in 'Autopilot' mode, police say

(Newser) - Bad luck: to crash into other vehicles while driving. Worse luck: to crash into other vehicles that happen to be police cars. Worst luck of all: to do all of the above while you're watching a movie. Officials in North Carolina say that was the fate of a Raleigh...

Doing 'Donuts' May Be to Blame in Crash That Killed 3 Kids

Boy, 11, and 2 teens died in Brooklyn; another teen is fighting for life

(Newser) - Two cars crashed into each other on a runway at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn's former municipal airport, killing an 11-year-old boy and two teens Saturday night. The 16-year-old male driver of one car, along with an 18-year-old female passenger and her 11-year-old brother, were all killed; the fourth occupant...

2 Pickup Trucks Collide, Killing 7
2 Pickup Trucks
Collide, Killing 7

2 Pickup Trucks Collide, Killing 7

Crash happened in Colorado on Friday afternoon

(Newser) - A fiery crash in Colorado Friday afternoon has left seven dead and one person with serious injuries. Per a Colorado State Patrol release cited by KDVR , the accident took place around 4:30pm along US Highway 40, between Kit Carson and Hugo. CSP reports that a white Ford F-150 pickup...

Brothers, 6 and 7, Die While Joyriding in Grandma's Car

Police say they took keys, ended up flipping car

(Newser) - A horrific story out of Missouri, where a 7-year-old boy took his grandmother's car out for a joyride Friday afternoon, with his 6-year-old brother as passenger, and both ended up dead. Police say the boys drove through a field, then onto a country road, before the car went airborne...

Driver Accused of Taunting Dying Cop: Look at My Car

Australia's Richard Pusey complained about damage to Porsche, left scene, say police

(Newser) - As an Australian police officer lay dying after being struck by a vehicle on the side of a highway, her body camera recorded a man coming over to her, reports the BBC . But it wasn't to offer help or a sympathetic word. Instead, say prosecutors, it was to taunt...

'Joey Pants' Is Severely Injured While Out for a Walk

Joe Pantoliano was hit by a Porsche that skidded out of control

(Newser) - Joe Pantoliano nearly got taken out, and no wiseguys were involved. The beloved Sopranos actor was out for a walk with his family Friday when a Porsche slammed into him and inflicted serious damage, his wife Nancy Sheppard tells TMZ ; she says another car T-boned the Porsche right into him....

Cops: Woman's Mask May Have Caused Crash

NJ police department walks back initial remarks after noting N95 mask could've led to accident

(Newser) - Police pointed to an odd possible cause of a single-car crash in New Jersey last week, though an "overwhelming response" on social media now has them pulling that back. ABC News reports cops responded to the scene of an accident Thursday in Lincoln Park and found a red car...

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