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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 »

Suit: Man Died in 'Death Trap' Tesla Due to Door Malfunction

Omar Awan burned in Model S crash after rescuers couldn't get to him: complaint

(Newser) - A 48-year-old anesthesiologist died an unnecessary death earlier this year in a fiery Tesla crash, according to a new lawsuit that claims the car's design was what ended up killing him. Dr. Omar Awan was burned "beyond recognition" after his Model S veered off the road and crashed... More »

A Man Vanished Into Thin Air. A Dirt Biker Solved the Mystery

Ryan Linneman of Missouri is in critical condition after car crash left him in a ravine for a week

(Newser) - A dirt biker out for a ride stumbled across a horrifying sight on Wednesday: a smashed-up car at the bottom of a ravine, with what he thought was a dead body inside. As Fox News reports, that horror story soon became a miraculous one, as the man inside the car... More »

Helen Hunt's SUV Almost Cleared the Intersection. Then, a Slam

'Mad About You' star appears to be OK after frightening accident in Los Angeles

(Newser) - Helen Hunt was smack in the middle of a nasty car accident this week in Los Angeles, though the Mad About You and Twister actress is said to be relatively OK. An LAPD spokesperson tells People that the accident took place in LA's Mid-City neighborhood, and TMZ has obtained... More »

He Tried 'to Kill as Many People as Possible.' Now, His Fate

Salih Khater gets life in prison after plowing his car into crowd outside UK Parliament, injuring 3

(Newser) - A man who deliberately drove his car into several people outside Britain's Parliament in a bid "to kill as many people as possible" was sentenced Monday to life imprisonment for attempted murder. During a hearing at London's Central Criminal Court, Judge Maura McGowan said Salih Khater must... More »

This Is What Caused Kevin Hart Crash

Cops say Jared Black lost control after accelerating

(Newser) - Driver recklessness, not a mechanical issue, was the cause of the horrific crash that injured actor Kevin Hart and two others last month, according to a California Highway Patrol report released Thursday. Investigators say Jared Black, who was driving Hart's 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, lost control of the muscle car... More »

A Year After a Limo Crash Killed 20, a New Twist

Ex-manager at Mavis Discount Tire shop says repair records were falsified: DA letter

(Newser) - The limo that crashed last October in upstate New York, killing 20, was set to receive a new brake master cylinder in May 2018, and there was even an invoice that shows the part was put in. Turns out it wasn't, the ex-manager of a Mavis Discount Tire now... More »

Parents of Brit Killed in Crash on Quest That Could Lead to Trump

Harry Dunn's parents want Anne Sacoolas' immunity waived

(Newser) - It's still unclear exactly where Anne Sacoolas is right now. The same can't be said for Harry Dunn's parents, who have been putting themselves in front of cameras and journalists as part of their quest to have the 42-year-old American held accountable for allegedly killing their 19-year-old... More »

Cops: Woman Who Killed Teen Used Diplomatic Immunity to Flee

Woman said to be wife of US diplomat had told UK police she had no plans to leave country

(Newser) - She told UK police she wasn't planning on leaving the country after a car crash in which a teen was killed. Now, the parents of Harry Dunn are pleading with the wife of a US diplomat to return to England so they can "get some peace" after cops... More »

18-Year-Old Dies Trying to Save Others From Car in Canal

3 dead, 1 missing after car plunges into Delaware canal

(Newser) - A car with five occupants plunged into a Delaware canal on Sunday and the driver helped a teenage girl to safety before dying in a bid to rescue three other passengers, two of whom were found dead after the car was hoisted from the water, authorities say. Delaware State Police... More »

Kevin Hart Crash Seems Far From Over

The actor/comedian is back home and recuperating

(Newser) - On the bright side, Kevin Hart is recuperating after a death-defying car crash . But TMZ reports that he and the other two survivors are lawyering up for what looks like "a big lawsuit." Sources say the comedian/actor might be at fault because his classic 1970 Plymouth Barracuda had... More »

Car Plows Through Lobby of Trump Plaza

Driver 'got out and sat on a sofa'

(Newser) - At least two people, including a doorman, were injured Tuesday night when a Mercedes plowed through the lobby of the Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, New York. Witnesses say the driver, who sustained minor injuries, got out and took a seat on a sofa after the crash, the Hill reports.... More »

Cops: Country Singer Killed in 3-Car Crash Caused It

Excessive speed, alcohol suspected in crash that took the life of Kylie Rae Harris and teen girl

(Newser) - The three-car crash Wednesday in New Mexico that took the life of country singer Kylie Rae Harris and a teen girl was caused by Harris herself. That's per the Taos County Sheriff's Office, which says that excessive speed appeared to be a contributing factor, and that alcohol may... More »

Country Singer Kylie Rae Harris Killed in Car Crash

She died hours after emotional Instagram post

(Newser) - Country singer Kylie Rae Harris posted an emotional Instagram story Wednesday about her childhood memories of New Mexico. Hours later, she died there. Police say the 30-year-old Texan was killed in a three-car crash on State Road 522 along with another driver, a 16-year-old girl, the AP reports. Harris was... More »

Hart Undergoes Surgery After Horrific Crash

The actor/comedian left his companions pinned in the vehicle

(Newser) - Kevin Hart underwent back surgery Sunday only hours after surviving a horrific car crash in the Los Angeles area. Sources tell TMZ the actor/comedian's surgery was successful and he's expected to spend a few days in hospital. Doctors are optimistic about the 40-year-old making "a full recovery,... More »

Earth's 'Fastest Woman' Dies in Terrifying Crash

Jessi Combs was only 39

(Newser) - "The fastest woman on four wheels" is gone. Extraordinary speed racer and TV personality Jessi Combs, 36, died Tuesday trying to top her own land-speed record, NBC News reports. She perished in what one teammate calls "a horrific accident" in the Alvord Desert in Oregon. "I was... More »

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