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NTSB: Tesla Driver Was Playing Video Game During Fatal Crash

'If you own a car with partial automation, you do not own a self-driving car'

(Newser) - The National Transportation Safety Board says the driver of a Tesla SUV who died in a Silicon Valley crash two years ago was playing a video game on his smartphone while his vehicle was being controlled by a partially automated driving system. Chairman Robert Sumwalt said at the start of... More »

Wrong-Way Driver Kills Family of 5

They were on their way home from a family trip

(Newser) - The Liberty County Sheriff's Office was looking for a white Lexus with Florida tags traveling the wrong way on I-95 in Georgia in the wee hours of Sunday morning. But by the time deputies got to the interstate, it was too late: The Lexus, which was being driven by... More »

Newman: Here's What Happened to Me

The NASCAR driver says he's currently being treated for a head injury

(Newser) - Ryan Newman said he suffered a head injury in his crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500 but did not disclose details in a statement from the driver read before Sunday's race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the AP reports. "I was fortunate to avoid any... More »

Grandma, Mom, 2 Kids on Disney Vacation Killed in Crash

4 other family members survive crash near Orlando, Fla.

(Newser) - A family vacation to Disney World came to an unimaginable ending Tuesday night when four members of the Massachusetts family were killed in a crash on a Florida highway. Grandma Josephine Fay, 76, mom Julie Smith, 41, and daughter Scarlett Smith, 5, died at the scene; son Jackson Smith, 11,... More »

He Showed Up at Beer Garden Barefoot, With a Corpse: Cops

Paul Joseph Garcia allegedly struck pedestrian who went through his windshield

(Newser) - A drunk driver fatally struck a pedestrian, who went through the windshield and into the passenger seat, before driving on with the body to a beer garden, according to police in Texas. Officers in South Austin responded to witness reports of a car driving recklessly without headlights on around 10:... More »

Principal Says Crossing Guard, 88, Died Saving 2 Kids

'We're just so blessed that he was there'

(Newser) - An 88-year-old crossing guard who died after being hit by a vehicle in Kansas City, Kansas, saved the lives of two children before the impact, a school principal says. Bob Nill, who the Washington Post reports was known affectionately as "Mr. Bob" to his young charges, was struck early... More »

Deadly Crash Kills 2 Moms, Their Daughters

Ex-volleyball stars Carrie McCaw, Lesley Prather killed, along with their 2 respective daughters

(Newser) - "As a parent, as any other human being, it was horrific." That's how a woman who ran to help victims of a car accident in Missouri described the scene she encountered Friday to CBS 17 —one that took the lives of two former volleyball stars and... More »

Another Death Among Group of Teen Runners Hit by Truck

Kolby Crum was 18

(Newser) - The day after Oklahoma's Max Townsend lost his adult son in a car accident, police say he plowed his pickup into a group of teen runners. Two died within a day of the Feb. 3 crash; now a third has died. KFOR reports the Prayers for Kolby Facebook page... More »

Driver Doesn't Survive 337-Foot Jump Over River

David Callahan of Fresno, Calif., cleared the river but his vehicle rolled

(Newser) - A California man fleeing police managed to hurtle his car some 340 feet across a river, in a move out of Dukes of Hazzard , though he paid with his life. The driver, identified as 58-year-old David Callahan, was pronounced dead after police caught up with his battered Mercedes sedan. Callahan... More »

Cops: Man Deliberately Hit Car Full of Teens, Killing 3

One victim's mother says a prank went wrong

(Newser) - A southern California man deliberately rammed a Toyota Prius full of teenage boys Sunday night, causing a crash that killed three of them, police say. Corona resident Anurag Chandra, 42, was arrested and charged with murder and assault with a deadly weapon, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reports. "It was an... More »

Truck Almost Demolishes Illinois Starbucks

5 injured in McHenry crash

(Newser) - A pickup truck slammed into an Illinois Starbucks on Thursday, injuring several people and causing massive damage to the coffee shop, police said. Patrick Polidori, public affairs officer for McHenry police, tells the AP that the driver and four people inside the cafe were injured. Fire and rescue personnel extracted... More »

Holy Cross Rower Dies Weeks After Setting Record

Grace Rett killed in crash day after 20th birthday

(Newser) - Grace Rett, a College of the Holy Cross rower who set a world record for her age group just a few weeks ago, was killed in a van crash in Florida Wednesday morning—the day after her 20th birthday. Police say a van carrying students from the Massachusetts college, who... More »

3 Teen Cheerleaders Killed in Christmas Night Crash

2 other girls were injured in the Geneva, Alabama, crash

(Newser) - A single-car accident claimed the lives of three Alabama high school cheerleaders on Christmas night. Two others were injured in the crash, which police say occurred after the teen driver apparently went off a road that crosses a levee and slammed into an oak tree in Geneva around 6pm. Cassidy... More »

Man Biked 14K Miles, Then Got Hit From Behind in Texas

Josh Quigley fractured his skull, ankle, heel bone, pelvis, and ribs

(Newser) - A Scottish man's quest to bicycle around the world has been studded with setbacks: His bike got stolen in April and he had to quickly fly from Australia to home and back to get a new passport after his own sweat damaged his passport photo beyond recognition. Now Josh... More »

63-Vehicle Pileup Leaves Dozens Injured

Things get ugly on Interstate 64 in Virginia

(Newser) - A pileup involving more than 60 cars on a major interstate in Virginia on Sunday morning injured dozens of people, some critically, according to state police. The accident happened just before 8am Sunday on Interstate 64 in York County and for a time shut down traffic in both directions, Virginia... More »

Eye Doctor Accused of Killing Girlfriend Lost Wife in Odd Way

Bridget Prate's 2011 death is being reexamined

(Newser) - Illinois optometrist Anthony Prate is currently sitting in Cook County Jail following the Nov. 23 death of his girlfriend. The two reportedly fought in her Schaumburg home following a dinner party, and authorities allege the 55-year-old stabbed Malgorzata "Margaret" Daniel as many as 30 times before calling 911. He'... More »

4-Year-Old Twins Climb for Help After Crash Kills Father

'They overcame every typical little kid fear. The woods, and the dark'

(Newser) - Two 4-year-old sisters in Washington state climbed a steep wooded embankment in the dark to seek help after a car accident killed their father, police say. The Washington State Patrol says 47-year-old father Corey Simmons died Friday evening after his Nissan Sentra came off the winding Whidbey Island road and... More »

2 Dead After Porsche Goes Airborne

The crash happened in Toms River, New Jersey

(Newser) - Police say a convertible traveling at high speed went airborne and crashed into the second floor of a New Jersey commercial building, killing both of the car's occupants. Toms River police say the red Porsche Boxster went out of control just after 6:30am. Sunday. The car hit the... More »

Trick-or-Treat Stroll Turns Deadly for Family of 3

Southern California community mourns tragic deaths of mom, dad, and 3-year-old in alleged DUI

(Newser) - A Halloween accident has left a family of three dead and a 20-year-old California man accused of driving drunk and killing them. CBS Los Angeles reports that Joseph Awaida, 30, his 32-year-old wife, Raihan Dakhil, and their 3-year-old son, Omar, were walking home from an aunt's house while trick-or-treating... More »

Kevin Hart Explains How Crash Changed His World

Comedian talks to fans in new video

(Newser) - Kevin Hart "see[s] things differently" after his devastating car crash, he says in a new video posted to Instagram . "I see life from a whole new perspective. My appreciation for life is through the roof." The actor and comedian is shown in the hospital, going through rehabilitation,... More »

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