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Video Allegedly Shows Driver Drinking Before Fatal Crash

Texas' Camilo Morejon charged in crash that killed his 3 passengers

(Newser) - A fatal crash in Houston is making headlines because of video from one of the vehicles taken just before the collision. It appears to show the driver drinking a beer and telling his three passengers that he drives better when he drinks, reports NBC News . The Facebook Live video of... More »

Family of Man Killed by SD AG: 'A Deer Doesn't Look Like a Human'

Jason Ravnsborg reported hitting a deer, but 'I didn't see what I hit'

(Newser) - South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg says he only learned he'd killed a man when he came upon the body several hours after reporting a collision late Saturday. Joe Boever, 55, was struck and killed while walking along Highway 14 west of Highmore around 10:30pm. Ravnsborg, who was... More »

2 Pickup Trucks Collide, Killing 7

Crash happened in Colorado on Friday afternoon

(Newser) - A fiery crash in Colorado Friday afternoon has left seven dead and one person with serious injuries. Per a Colorado State Patrol release cited by KDVR , the accident took place around 4:30pm along US Highway 40, between Kit Carson and Hugo. CSP reports that a white Ford F-150 pickup... More »

Ink Master Star Arrested After Crash Kills YouTuber

Daniel Silva faces murder charge in La Barrie death

(Newser) - The future is looking extremely dark for celebrity tattooist Daniel Silva, who has been arrested for murder in connection with a Sunday night car crash. Silva, 27, was allegedly speeding through a Los Angeles neighborhood in a new McLaren sports car Sunday night when he crashed into a stop sign... More »

Driver Accused of Taunting Dying Cop: Look at My Car

Australia's Richard Pusey complained about damage to Porsche, left scene, say police

(Newser) - As an Australian police officer lay dying after being struck by a vehicle on the side of a highway, her body camera recorded a man coming over to her, reports the BBC . But it wasn't to offer help or a sympathetic word. Instead, say prosecutors, it was to taunt... More »

They Came Upon a Crash. The Next One Was Worse

3 professional Frisbee players dead in Michigan

(Newser) - The tight-knit community of Ultimate Frisbee is in mourning after three professional players suffered fatal injuries in a car crash in Michigan over the weekend. Kevin Coulter, 29; Andrew Piet, 28; and Michael Cannon, 24—all members of the Detroit Mechanix, which is to begin its season in the 22-team... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Ominous New Stat on Opioid Deaths Released

Americans have greater chance of dying of an overdose than in a car crash

(Newser) - It's no secret that opioid deaths are rising in the US, but a new statistic brings home the danger. For the first time, Americans now have a greater chance of dying from an accidental opioid overdose than from a motor vehicle crash, reports USA Today . The stat comes from... More »

5 Kids Headed to Disney World Killed in Crash

Two adults also were killed on Florida highway

(Newser) - Details are emerging about a crash on a Florida highway that killed seven people, and one is especially wrenching: Five of those killed Thursday afternoon were kids headed to Disney World, reports the AP . The children had been in a church van that was caught in a fiery pileup involving... More »

Driver Who Hit Kids: I Didn't Know It Was a School Bus

Alyssa Shepherd saw flashing lights, but not the children until it was too late

(Newser) - The 24-year-old driver who struck and killed three young siblings crossing a rural Indiana road to their school bus told police that she saw flashing lights but didn't realize they were from a stopped school bus until it was too late, reports ABC News . The Tuesday crash occurred before... More »

Good Samaritan Hit, Killed by Driver Who Then Steals His Car

Dhimitri Andoni had stopped to help after another driver spun out

(Newser) - When Dhimitri Andoni saw a vehicle swerve and then get stuck on the I-275 median Thursday night in St. Petersburg, Fla., he pulled over to the shoulder to help. But the 22-year-old good Samaritan ended up dead after his good deed, his car stolen by the same person who allegedly... More »

7 of 8 People Killed in Head-On Crash Were Related

They died when driver veered into wrong lane

(Newser) - A family in Washington state is mourning seven family members—including five children—who died in a horrific crash while on their way to Las Vegas for an end-of-summer trip. Police say the seven died near Burns, Ore., when the driver of a 1999 Toyota 4Runner crossed the center line... More »

'Everybody Does It,' Says Teen Who Livestreamed Fatal Crash

Obdulia Sanchez didn't stop filming even after her sister was dead

(Newser) - A central California teenager who livestreamed a crash that killed her younger sister says all of her friends film while driving. "We do it all the time—all the time. Trust me, it's like a reflex," Obdulia Sanchez told CBS Fresno in a phone call from jail.... More »

Mom Discovers Crash Site, Realizes Son Is Dead

'You never think it's going to be you'

(Newser) - There was no heartbreaking visit from police. Instead, Nicole Bahret learned of the death of her son when she unknowingly came upon the scene of the crash in which he'd died. While driving home from running errands in Forsyth County, Ga., Bahret immediately recognized one of three vehicles at... More »

Cops: Teen Driver Livestreamed Crash That Killed Little Sister

Obdulia Sanchez is charged in accident

(Newser) - An 18-year-old in California faces charges of vehicular manslaughter in a crash that killed her younger sister—and a key piece of evidence against her may be an Instagram video she was livestreaming before, during, and after the crash, reports KFSN . Police also accused Obdulia Sanchez of drunk driving. The... More »

Venus Williams Granted Emergency Order in Crash Suit

Judge temporarily blocked inspection of car involved in the crash

(Newser) - Venus Williams is set to take on Japan's Naomi Osaka at Wimbledon Friday, but she's already scored a tiny win in a different kind of court. A Palm Beach County judge on Wednesday granted an emergency request by Williams' attorney to temporarily block an inspection of a car... More »

20% of Kids Killed in Car Crashes Weren't Properly Restrained

Correctly restraining kids in cars could save 232 lives every year

(Newser) - A new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics found ensuring children under 15 are properly restrained—or wearing seat belts at all—could save about 232 lives every year. Researchers found 20% of children who died in fatal car crashes between 2010 and 2014 weren't buckled in or... More »

Seconds Into Facebook Live Video, a Deadly Crash

2 Pennsylvania teens died at the scene

(Newser) - For a few seconds, a light illuminated Brooke Hughes' face. "Are you going live?" a voice asked, but Hughes didn't have time to respond. With the sound of squealing tires, the Facebook Live video went dark after midnight on Tuesday, reports the Scranton Times-Tribune . By the time a... More »

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