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Police: Man Killed After Being Run Over by 3 Drivers

Jose Fuentes died in South Los Angeles on Sunday night

(Newser) - Hit-and-runs are tragic but not entirely uncommon. What happened to Jose Fuentes was. The Los Angeles Police Department says the 50-year-old was hit and killed by three successive hit-and-run drivers on Sunday night. Fox 11 reports Fuentes was crossing the intersection of 77th Street and Central Avenue in South Los...

Pregnant Woman Killed by 'Her Lover's Dog'

Elisa Pilarski was killed while walking the dog in France

(Newser) - Looks like investigators have solved the grisly killing of a pregnant woman in France, the Guardian reports. A source close to the investigation says Elisa Pilarski, 29, was killed in Retz forest near Paris in 2019 by her partner's dog Curtis, which she was walking at the time. When...

Her BF Was Electrocuted After a Crash. Then, More News

Destiny Wallace finds out she's pregnant with Fabian Garnica's child after he steps on power line

(Newser) - A 20-year-old Texas man survived a collision with a utility pole on Saturday but, sadly, didn't survive much long after. An injured Fabian Garnica was electrocuted when he stepped out of his vehicle and directly onto a downed power line at the site of the single-vehicle crash along Highway...

'Being Licked by a Dog Can Be Fatal'

Doctors describe rare case in Germany

(Newser) - A man has died of multiple organ failure in Germany, where doctors blame a lick from his own dog. The 63-year-old had been completely healthy before experiencing three days of fever and difficulty breathing. Arriving at a hospital, he was found to suffer from severe sepsis and the sepsis-associated disorder...

In This State, a 4th Death From Mosquito-Borne Virus

It's called Eastern equine encephalitis

(Newser) - A rare mosquito-borne virus that's hitting unusually hard this year has claimed a tenth life, CNN reports. Massachusetts health officials reported the state's fourth death from Eastern equine encephalitis on Wednesday. The latest fatality also triggered new "high risk" warnings in Massachusetts communities—Spencer, Southbridge, Leicester, Dudley,...

Rather Than Surrender, He Jumped Off Brooklyn Bridge

42-year-old suspected thief died within hours

(Newser) - Pursued by police, a suspected thief reportedly yelled "I'm not going back to jail!" then took a fatal plunge off the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday. Police responded to a carjacking in Brooklyn's Dumbo neighborhood around 9:45pm, finding a man behind the wheel of a car...

He Took Care of a Man's Dogs. Then, Tragedy

Ryan Hazel was only 14

(Newser) - Ryan Hazel had been taking care of these dogs for roughly a year—but on Thursday they turned on him. The Massachusetts 14-year-old lost his life when four dogs he was tending apparently attacked him in an open yard, CBS Boston reports. "This was clearly a terrible tragedy for...

Suit: He Skipped 2 Meals, Felt 'Lightheaded.' A Woman Died

Lawsuit says driver's Whole30 diet caused accident that killed Susan Matthies, 68

(Newser) - A lawsuit blames a driver and his diet for the death of a woman struck in a Safeway parking lot, saying he was lightheaded after skipping two meals when he lost control of the truck he was driving. Susan Matthies, 68, was putting groceries in her car in Dallas, Ore....

'Tragic' Find After Woman Doesn't Return From Walk

North Carolina woman killed by two dogs, sheriff says

(Newser) - All she did was go for a walk—but she never came home. Unidentified by officials, a 66-year-old woman was killed Thursday by two pit bulls while taking her daily walk in rural North Carolina, WSOC reports. Her husband and neighbors scoured their area of western Montgomery County when she...

Fatal Disease on Rise in Humans, Deer in Wisconsin

Chronic wasting disease seen more amid worries deer may pass it to humans

(Newser) - Variants of a fatal brain disease are on the rise in both deer and humans across the country and especially in Wisconsin, leaving some worrying that the deer version, called chronic wasting disease, may be spreading to people. And while a cross-species jump to humans has yet to be observed,...

After Man Falls Into Hot Spring, 'No Remains Left to Recover'

Colin Nathaniel Scott wandered more than 200 yards off the boardwalk

(Newser) - The search has been called off for the body of a 23-year-old Oregon man who wandered some 225 yards off the boardwalk in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming and was spotted falling into the Norris Geyser Basin on Tuesday. The AP reports Colin Nathaniel Scott's sister saw him slip...

Woman Killed During Midget Racing Lesson

New Jersey company says its cars can top 90mph

(Newser) - A young woman died Saturday while learning how to drive three-quarter midget race cars on a speedway in Middletown, NJ, the Asbury Park Press reports. Police say Amanda Gambacorto, 21, was driving behind another car when she lost control and hit the track wall head-on at about 12:30pm. The...

Unarmed Man Dies in Police Chokehold

Staten Island dad allegedly sold untaxed cigarettes

(Newser) - An unarmed Staten Island man died yesterday after police put him in a choke-hold and he shouted "I can't breathe!" at least nine times, New York reports. Eric Garner, 43, a father of six and a grandfather, can be seen in an eyewitness video standing on a...

Girl Found Dead on Morning After Prom

Jacqueline Gomez had partied all night with her date, witnesses say

(Newser) - A teenage girl celebrated her prom night by partying in a hotel room with her date, and ended up dead the next morning—possibly from a mix of alcohol and prescription painkillers, KHOU reports. Jacqueline Gomez, 17, was excited about her MacArthur High School prom in Houston, showing her dress...

Girl Killed at School—for Rejecting Prom Invite?

Connecticut teenager stabbed in school hallway: police

(Newser) - A Connecticut teenager was fatally stabbed at school this morning, apparently by a boy who wanted to take her to tonight's junior prom, the Hartford Courant reports. Police say Maren Sanchez, 16, was attacked in the hall at Jonathan Law High School in Milford, Conn., and died about a...

Pregnant Coach, Driver Killed in Lacrosse Team Bus Crash

Vehicle smashes into tree off the Pennsylvania Turnpike

(Newser) - A tour bus carrying a college's women's lacrosse team to a game went off the Pennsylvania Turnpike today and crashed into a tree, killing a pregnant coach and the driver and sending others to hospitals, authorities said. Lacrosse players from Seton Hill University and three coaches were among...

Guard Killed, 19 Injured in Mississippi Prison Riot

Officials battle to bring privately run facility under control

(Newser) - A 23-year-old guard has been killed and 16 workers injured in a riot by hundreds of inmates at a private Mississippi prison. Three inmates were also hospitalized, though one has since been returned to prison. The riot broke out at the Adams County Correctional Facility in Natchez at around 2:...

Sharks Kill Kite-Surfer in Florida

Victim was in cardiac arrest when lifeguard brought him to shore

(Newser) - A kite-surfer died yesterday after being bitten by sharks in the waters off a southern Florida beach. A lifeguard swam out to find Stephen Schafer, 38, bleeding profusely from multiple wounds with a group of sharks in the area. The guard got him to shore, but he died at a...

Pamplona Bull Kills Man; First Fatality in 14 Years

(Newser) - A man was gored to death during the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, today—the first fatality at the celebrated festival since 1995. The victim, believed to be British, was rushed to the hospital with injuries to his neck and lung, but doctors failed to resuscitate him. The...

Cops Can't ID Boy Buried in NM Park

(Newser) - An autopsy was performed today on a boy found buried in a public playground in Albuquerque, NM, but he remains unidentified, KOB.com reports. About 50 investigators are canvassing the area around Alvarado Park to identify the 3- to 5-year-old or a suspect. A mother taking her own kids to...

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