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Driver in Crash That Killed 8 Had Just Crashed Another Car

Bryan Maclean Howard reportedly told troopers he was 'driving very carefully'

(Newser) - The driver of a truck that crashed into a bus Tuesday morning, killing eight farmworkers and injuring 40 more, had been "in an auto accident at least three days prior to this accident," a Florida judge said on Wednesday. Bryan Maclean Howard, who faces eight counts of DUI-manslaughter,...

After Tesla Autopilot Updates, Crashes Continue

NHTSA to look at the effectiveness of software update meant to keep drivers' eyes on the road

(Newser) - The driver of a Tesla that struck and killed a motorcyclist near Seattle claims he was using the vehicle's Autopilot system, which experts say lacks adequate safety measures , even after a recent recall. The 56-year-old driver of the 2022 Tesla Model S told authorities he looked at his cellphone...

Sheriff: Siblings Killed When Woman Crashes Into Kids' Party
Woman Charged With
Murder in Kids' Party Crash

Woman Charged With Murder in Kids' Party Crash

The allegedly intoxicated woman drove into a building at Swan Boat Club in Michigan

(Newser) - A 66-year-old Michigan woman faces charges including two counts of second-degree murder in connection with a crash that killed an 8-year-old girl and her 4-year-old brother at a birthday party on Saturday. Marshella Chidester has also been charged with two counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death and...

Charges Against US Senator's Son Upgraded
US Senator's Son
Pleads Not Guilty

US Senator's Son Pleads Not Guilty

Ian Cramer has not yet entered a plea on the most serious charges he faces, though

(Newser) - Sen. Kevin Cramer's son on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges related to alleged crimes that took place before the police chase that ended with a North Dakota sheriff's deputy dead, but Ian Cramer has yet to enter a plea on the main charges against him. The 42-year-old'...

Single-Car Crash Devastates U of Wyoming Swim Team

3 members killed Thursday in Colorado

(Newser) - Three members of the University of Wyoming swim and dive team are dead following a single-car crash in Colorado. Five people were in a Toyota RAV4 heading south along Highway 287, about 10 miles from the Colorado-Wyoming border, around 2:45pm local time on Thursday when the vehicle went off...

Cop Says Pedestrian Killed by Colleague Had 'Limited Value'
Cop Who Killed Seattle
Pedestrian Dodges Felony

Cop Who Killed Seattle Pedestrian Dodges Felony

A colleague's remark in Jaahnavi Kandula case caused outrage

(Newser) - Prosecutors said Wednesday they will not file felony charges against a Seattle police officer who struck and killed a pedestrian last year while responding to an overdose call—a case that attracted widespread attention after another officer was recorded making callous remarks about it. Officer Kevin Dave was driving 74mph...

Cops: Deadly Crash in Upstate NY May Have Been Terrorism

2 dead, 5 injured after collision outside Kodak Center in Rochester after NYE concert

(Newser) - Two are dead and multiple people are injured after an early Monday car crash outside the Kodak Center in Rochester, New York—and authorities are now looking into the incident as possible terrorism, reports ABC News . Per the AP , police officers were helping to direct traffic outside the venue after...

Deputy Killed in Police Chase of Senator's Son
Deputy Killed in Police
Chase of Senator's Son

Deputy Killed in Police Chase of Senator's Son

Ian Cramer charged with manslaughter as Sen. Kevin Cramer asks public to pray for officer's family, colleagues

(Newser) - This file has been updated with the charges. A deputy in North Dakota was killed Wednesday in the police pursuit of a stolen SUV being driven by a US senator's son, authorities say. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the Mercer County Sheriff's deputy was killed when a...

Victims in Ohio Bus Crash Identified

3 students, 2 parents, and a teacher died Wednesday in multi-vehicle crash

(Newser) - A federal investigator looking into an Ohio bus crash that killed three students, two parents, and a teacher with a high school band group praised on Wednesday the "good Samaritans" who rushed to the scene of the highway crash, per the AP . National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy...

Ex-NFL Player, Who Cheated Death Once, Killed in Crash

DJ Hayden is among 6 people killed in car collision in Houston

(Newser) - A crash at a red light killed six people in downtown Houston early Saturday, including former NFL cornerback DJ Hayden and two of his former teammates at the University of Houston, per the AP and the Houston Chronicle . The two-vehicle crash occurred about 2am when a Chrysler 300, apparently "...

Traffic Deaths Rise, Despite Supposedly Safer Cars

Experts aren't sure what's causing rise in fatalities, though signs point to bigger sales of larger vehicles

(Newser) - Alyssa Milligan was someone who intuitively knew when another person needed help, encouragement, or a kind word. Although she was new to Tennessee, the 23-year old physical therapy student, whose mother called her "Sweet Alyssa," had already made many close connections, especially within the tight-knit cycling community around...

3 Boys 'Paid the Ultimate Price' for Mom's Addiction

Leticia Gonzales of Michigan to serve up to 5 years for DUI crash that killed her young sons

(Newser) - A western Michigan woman was sentenced to up to five years in prison Monday for a crash in which her three young sons drowned after her SUV plunged into an ice-covered pond, per the AP . Leticia Gonzales, 31, had pleaded no contest in August to operating while intoxicated causing serious...

15-Year-Old, Mom Charged in Fatal Car Crash

Police say she gave him the keys for a trip to the market

(Newser) - A 45-year-old woman in Bakersfield, California, is facing a felony charge in connection with a car crash that happened while she was at home. Authorities say the woman gave her 15-year-old son the keys to her car for what she thought would be a quick trip to the market and...

Man Who Rammed Teen's Car After Prank Sentenced

Anurag Chandra gets life with no parole

(Newser) - A California man who caused the death of three teenagers after they rang his doorbell in a "ding-dong ditch" prank has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. Anurag Chandra was found guilty in April of three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of...

After This Famous 1967 Crash, Little Has Changed
After This Famous 1967 Crash,
Little Has Changed

After This Famous 1967 Crash, Little Has Changed

ProPublica reports that the US has failed to stop underride crashes involving semis

(Newser) - It's a sad piece of Hollywood lore: In 1967, the actress Jayne Mansfield was killed when the car she was in slid under a semi on the highway. Mansfield’s three young children survived, including Mariska Hargitay, now of the Law & Order TV franchise. The accident is mentioned...

Heartwarming Scene on California Road Turns Tragic

Man helping ducks across street in Rocklin is fatally struck by car

(Newser) - A man with a soft heart for animals was killed on a California street last week while trying to help some out. Witnesses say the unidentified victim got out of his car in a Rocklin intersection around 8:30pm Thursday and safely ushered a family of baby ducks trying to...

Van 'Sandwiched' by 2 Semis in Horrific Crash

7 dead and multiple others hurt in accident in western Oregon

(Newser) - Seven people were killed and multiple others hurt in a crash involving several vehicles Thursday on Interstate 5 in an agricultural area of western Oregon, police said. Officers responded at about 2:05pm to the crash involving two semi trucks and a passenger vehicle in the northbound lanes about 7...

Ex-Raiders Player Will Admit to Causing Fiery, Fatal Crash

Tina Tintor died after Henry Ruggs crashed into her RAV4 in 2021

(Newser) - Henry Ruggs, the former NFL player who was released by the Las Vegas Raiders shortly after the 2021 fatal crash in which he was involved, told a judge Tuesday he will take a plea deal that is expected to put him behind bars for three to 10 years. Ruggs will...

Limo Crash Killed 20. 5 Years Later, a Trial

After plea deal rejected, operator of stretch limo goes on trial in upstate New York

(Newser) - Nearly five years after a stretch limousine packed with birthday revelers careened down a hill and off a road in rural upstate New York, killing 20 people, the operator of the company that rented out the vehicle is going on trial. Nauman Hussain, who ran Prestige Limousine, is charged with...

Man Fatally Rammed Teens' Car After Doorbell Prank

Anurag Chandra convicted of killing three 16-year-olds in California

(Newser) - A Southern California man accused of killing three teenage boys by intentionally ramming their car after they played a doorbell-ringing prank on him was found guilty Friday of murder. Anurag Chandra was convicted in a Riverside County courtroom of three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder,...

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