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US Road Deaths Surged 10.5% Last Year

THe NHTSA says it was the deadlest year since 2005

(Newser) - Nearly 43,000 people were killed on US roads last year, the highest number in 16 years as Americans returned to the highways after the pandemic forced many to stay at home. The 10.5% jump over 2020 numbers was the largest percentage increase since the National Highway Traffic Safety...

Cops: Teen Who Killed 6 in Crash Posted Speeding Videos

Noah Galle asked viewers to guess how fast he was going, investigators say

(Newser) - A Florida teenager accused of killing six farm workers in a January crash called himself "M5.Noah" on Instagram and TikTok, where he posted videos of himself in his BMW M5 and invited viewers to guess how fast he was going, investigators say. Police say Noah Galle was traveling...

Snow Squall Blamed for 50-Car Crash on Interstate
Death Toll Hits 6
in 80-Car Pileup
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Death Toll Hits 6 in 80-Car Pileup

More bodies were found in wreckage on Interstate 81 in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - Update: The death toll from a massive pileup caused by a snow squall in northeast Pennsylvania Monday has risen to six—and authorities who initially estimated 50 vehicles were involved now say the chain-reaction crash involved 80 vehicles, with wreckage stretching for a mile on Interstate 81, the New York ...

The Aftermath of Henry Ruggs' Crash Has Ruined Witness

Tony Rodriguez, who tried to save Tina Tintor, speaks to 'Sports Illustrated'

(Newser) - "People have told me I'm a hero. I'm not a hero. I'm not even close to a hero. A hero saves that woman. I didn't." That he didn't has haunted Tony Rodriguez since Nov. 2, 2021—the morning on which Henry Ruggs III,...

Talking Heads Musicians' Close Call: 'Incredibly, We Walked Away'

Husband and wife musicians Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz survived a head-on crash

(Newser) - This is likely not the wild, wild life they hoped to experience. Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, the married couple perhaps best known as the bassist and drummer, respectively, for new wave group Talking Heads, were in a head-on collision two weeks ago, and Weymouth, 71, is still recovering from...

Troopers Left Suspicious Driver Who Later Killed Them: Report
Troopers Left Suspicious Driver
Who Later Killed Them: Report
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Troopers Left Suspicious Driver Who Later Killed Them: Report

Driver suspected of DUI struck and killed 2 Pennsylvania troopers and a pedestrian, police say

(Newser) - Two Pennsylvania troopers were helping a man on the side of a highway early Monday when a driver plowed into them, killing all three. In a shocking twist, Martin F. Mack III, 33, and Branden Sisca, 29, had initially pulled over the female driver on suspicion of driving under the...

Cops Offer Update on 'Absolute Travesty' That Killed 6 Teens

Oklahoma Highway Patrol says car carrying Tishomingo girls didn't stop at stop sign

(Newser) - The compact car that collided with a tractor-trailer in Oklahoma earlier this week, killing six teen girls, didn't yield to a stop sign before the accident, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Thursday. In a summary of its probe into the deadly crash in Tishomingo, the OHP said the semi-trailer...

6 Teen Girls Killed in Crash Were in Car That Seats 4

All 6 were killed in Oklahoma tragedy

(Newser) - Update: The six teen girls killed Tuesday in an Oklahoma crash were on their high school's lunch break, riding in a car that only seats four. Just the 16-year-old driver and the front-seat passenger were wearing seatbelts, the AP reports; Oklahoma is the only state that allows passengers older...

Car Runs Into Carnival Crowd at High Speed, Killing 6

Belgian prosecutor sees no sign of terrorism after arrests

(Newser) - A car slammed at high speed into Carnival revelers in a small town in southern Belgium early Sunday, killing six people and leaving 10 more with life-threatening injuries, authorities said. Many others were slightly injured, the AP reports. "What should have been a great party turned into a tragedy,...

Deadly Scene on Missouri Interstate Like a 'War Movie'

Crashes happened in thick fog on I-57

(Newser) - Chain-reaction collisions involving dozens of vehicles on a foggy interstate in southeast Missouri caused at least six deaths and multiple injuries, and part of the highway will be closed until further notice, officials say. The collisions began about 8am on Interstate 57 as thick fog enveloped the Charleston area, about...

Driver in Crash That Killed Nine Was Only 13 Years Old

Boy was at the wheel of pickup that struck van

(Newser) - A jarring revelation in a deadly crash : The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday that a 13-year-old was driving the pickup truck that struck a van in West Texas in a fiery collision that killed nine people, per the AP . The truck’s left front tire, which was a spare...

Students From All Over Died Together Pursuing Their Passion

University of the Southwest community, family remember golfers, coach after devastating accident

(Newser) - Laci Stone had a special request for her mom. The 18-year-old wanted to get tiny matching heart tattoos before leaving her Texas hometown and returning to New Mexico to finish out her freshman year at the University of the Southwest. She begged her mother, and now Chelsi Stone is glad...

Shocking Video Shows Mail Truck Plunge Off Bridge

Massachusetts driver was uninjured

(Newser) - The driver of a mail truck in Massachusetts survived a plunge off a bridge uninjured—an outcome that may have seemed unlikely to anybody who witnessed the incident. Shocking video shared by the State Police Association of Massachusetts shows the Saturday crash in Weston, around 15 miles from Boston. Police...

Cops: Woman Trying to Parallel Park Plows Into Outdoor Diners

One person is dead, 6 injured outside an Italian eatery in Miami Beach, Fla.

(Newser) - A night out in balmy Miami Beach ended in tragedy for a group of diners when a car drove up onto the sidewalk and plowed into their seating area in the outside portion of a local Italian eatery. Police say one person is dead and six are injured after the...

Family Missing for 10 Days Found Dead in Vehicle

Investigators say they died when vehicle came off Tennessee bridge

(Newser) - A Tennessee family died in a tragedy that was undetected for 10 days, authorities say. The bodies of 39-year-old Jeremy Cook; his fiancee, 28-year-old Johanna Manor; and her daughter, 8-year-old Adalicia Manor, were found in Wednesday in a crashed vehicle in a ravine near Interstate 840 in Williamson County, Fox...

'Mass Casualty' Crash Kills 9 in North Las Vegas

Police say a Dodge Challenger ran a red light

(Newser) - "We have not seen a mass casualty traffic collision like this before." So said a rep for the North Las Vegas Police Department in the wake of a six-vehicle crash on Saturday afternoon that left nine people dead. The Review-Journal cites the rep as saying a maroon Dodge...

Behind the Schoharie Crash: an 'Outlaw Limo Company'

And at its helm, an FBI informant

(Newser) - On Oct. 6, 2018, the brakes went out on a modified Excursion that was carrying 17 friends and relatives who were headed to a New York brewery in celebration of a 30th birthday. The crash that ensued in Schoharie caused blunt-force trauma that killed nearly all of them instantly. "...

Schwarzenegger in Multi-Vehicle Accident

Former governor is OK after 4-car crash in Brentwood that injured one

(Newser) - Arnold Schwarzenegger is OK after a bad multi-vehicle crash in Brentwood on Friday that left one woman injured. Officer Drake Madison of the LAPD tells KTLA that the four-car accident took place around 4:30pm at an intersection in Brentwood, Calif. Per the police report cited by CBS Los Angeles...

Woman Survives Unscathed After Car Falls 80 Feet

She went off the cliff and toward the Kalama River

(Newser) - A driver somehow managed to emerge with nothing but cold feet after sliding off a cliff in the snow and falling at least 80 feet in Washington state. KPTV reports the incident occurred near Kalama around 7:30am Tuesday, when a woman's pickup truck slid off the road, into...

Nanny Hit by Truck Saved Baby With a Push

Arcellie Muschamp of Brooklyn in critical condition after brain surgery

(Newser) - A nanny shoved a stroller carrying a 1-year-old out of the path of a pickup truck in New York City on Monday before the vehicle slammed into her instead. "The stroller came to a stop on its side against a row of parked cars," feet from 52-year-old mother...

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