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She Was Alive as They Searched for Her —but Not for Long

Portia Ravenelle believed to have died 8 days after crash killed Orlando Moore

(Newser) - A man and woman from New York reported missing in the Dominican Republic are believed to have died following a car accident on their way to catch a 2am return flight on March 27. A body believed to be that of Orlando Moore (police cite an identifying tattoo) was found... More »

British Band, Manager Die in Fiery Crash on US Tour

It was 'almost home time for the lads'

(Newser) - The music has tragically ended for up-and-coming British band Her's days after it was featured by BBC Music . Duo Stephen Fitzpatrick, 24, and Audun Laading, 25, were killed in a car crash 75 miles west of Phoenix, Ariz., early Wednesday along with their manager, Trevor Engelbrektson, according to record... More »

Family of Storm Chaser Killed in Crash Sues TWC for $125M

Corbin Lee Jaeger's mom says 2 Weather Channel contractors were 'habitually reckless and dangerous'

(Newser) - Nearly two years to the day after three storm-chasers were killed in a Texas crash , the mother of one of the men has filed a $125 million lawsuit against The Weather Channel, per USA Today . The complaint filed by Karen Di Piazza, mother of the National Weather Service's Corbin... More »

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.... More »

After Fiery Fatal Crash, Tesla Battery Kept Igniting

One dead after high-speed Model S collision outside Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

(Newser) - The driver of a Tesla Model S was killed when his car crashed near Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and erupted in flames. Witnesses told police in Davie that the car was traveling 75mph to 90mph Sunday afternoon when it left the road for an unknown reason, per the AP . The driver... More »

Syracuse Coach Kills Pedestrian on Highway

Jim Boeheim cooperating with police after accident on interstate

(Newser) - Jim Boeheim led Syracuse University's men's basketball team to victory over the Louisville Cardinals Wednesday before his night took a horrible turn. The 74-year-old coach was driving home from the game around 11:20pm when he struck and killed a man who'd exited a vehicle that had... More »

Prince Philip Off the Hook for Car Crash

At least as far as the country's prosecuting agency goes

(Newser) - The bad news for Prince Philip after his car crash last month: He agreed to give up his driver's license . The good news for him: He won't be facing legal action from the government. Per the BBC , the Crown Prosecution Service has decided it wouldn't be in... More »

Prince Philip 'Voluntarily' Gives Up His Driver's License

Seems that accident has finally sunk in

(Newser) - Prince Philip will no longer be behind the wheel—at least not legally, the BBC reports. The 97-year-old duke, who was recently involved in a car crash , has "taken the decision to voluntarily" give up his driver's license, says Buckingham Palace. "The duke is reported to have... More »

She Disappeared 15 Years Ago. Now, a Possible Break

Father says search suggests remains are under floor near where Maura Murray disappeared

(Newser) - Fifteen years after 21-year-old Maura Murray disappeared following a car crash in rural New Hampshire, her father believes newly gathered information will lead to her remains, per the AP . The University of Massachusetts-Amherst nursing student left campus Feb. 9, 2004, and drove into New Hampshire without telling friends or family... More »

Dad Dies Trying to Spare His Daughter an Awful Sight

Andrew Rosas, 50, was hit by car as he tried to get her dead cat out of the road

(Newser) - Authorities say a Michigan man was fatally struck by a car while trying to remove his daughter's dead cat from a roadway before she saw it. Saginaw County sheriff's officials say 50-year-old Andrew Rosas of Merrill was struck before sunrise Tuesday by a woman who was driving to... More »

Cops: Driver Crashed Car While Trying to Avoid 'Octopus'

Not a great defense when you're 3 miles inland

(Newser) - A UK driver whose vehicle landed upside down in a ditch swerved "to avoid an octopus" on the road—or so police say he claimed. The 49-year-old, who escaped major injury, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs on Tuesday after police found no sign... More »

5 Children Ejected From Vehicle in Tragic Accident

All five of them died in single-car Maryland crash

(Newser) - Tragedy struck in Maryland Saturday when five children died in a horrifying single-car accident, NBC News reports. A 2005 Chrysler Pacifica went off the road and smashed into several trees, ejecting all five children from the vehicle. "Every collision where we lose life is a tragedy," says a... More »

DA: Driver in Fatal Crash Had Dog's Xanax in System

Shantel Lynn Witt, 42, charged with manslaughter in cyclist's death

(Newser) - Marika Stone was cycling with two friends on the afternoon of Dec. 30, 2017, when the Bend, Ore., dentist was struck and instantly killed by a GMC Sierra that crossed the center line as it drove toward the group. Now, the trial has begun for the driver, who is charged... More »

Fox's Bret Baier After 'Major' Crash: 'Wear Your Seatbelt'

Anchor, family released from hospital in Montana

(Newser) - Fox News anchor Bret Baier is "banged up, but alive" after a "major" car crash involving his family. The 48-year-old was traveling to an airport with family members after a weekend ski trip in Montana when their vehicle overturned on an icy road Monday, reports USA Today . A... More »

Prince Philip 'Shocked, Shaken' After Car Crash

97-year-old uninjured after collision

(Newser) - A lucky escape for Prince Philip: Authorities in Britain say Queen Elizabeth II's 97-year-old husband was uninjured but "very, very shocked and shaken" after a car crash near the Queen's Sandringham estate, the BBC reports. Witnesses say the prince, who still drives his Land Rover regularly, was... More »

Netflix's 'Bird Box' Inspires Teen, Leads to 'Predictable Result'

Pro tip: Don't drive with your eyes covered

(Newser) - In Bird Box, Netflix's hit horror flick starring Sandra Bullock, characters are forced to navigate through the movie while blindfolded so they don't catch a glimpse of monsters that have the power to kill them via that glimpse. USA Today reports on a teen in Utah who was... More »

Partial Foot Inside Shoe Confirms a Hart Family Death

16-year-old Hannah is 7th to be confirmed dead in March crash

(Newser) - One of two children considered missing after their family's SUV sped off a Northern California cliff in March has been confirmed dead. DNA tests on a partial foot recovered near the crash site in Westport in May confirmed it to be that of 16-year-old Hannah Hart, the Mendocino County... More »

Boston Marathon Survivor 'Broken' After Another Setback

Adrianne Haslet is struck by a car, has surgery

(Newser) - She lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing, only to return to run the race again , as well as to dance . Now Adrianne Haslet has suffered another blow. She was hit by a car Saturday evening in Boston and already has undergone surgery, reports TMZ . "Struck by a... More »

A Deadly, Fiery Crash in Florida

2 big rigs hit 2 passenger vehicles

(Newser) - Two big rigs and two passenger vehicles collided and spilled diesel fuel across a Florida highway Thursday, sparking a massive fire that killed seven people, authorities say. The wreck happened on Interstate 75 about a mile south of Alachua, near Gainesville. The flames were fed by about 50 gallons of... More »

Boy, 14, Charged With Murder After Egging Leads to Death

Woman was killed as fleeing boys allegedly ran red light, hit her truck

(Newser) - An egging prank ended with a murder charge after a New Year's Day tragedy near Houston. Police say a 14-year-old male driver and two teenage passengers were inside a GMC Acadia Tuesday afternoon, throwing eggs at cars driving by on a road in Aldine, when the driver of one... More »

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