Preventable Tragedies

2 people survived Detroit freeway crash — then third vehicle fatally plowed into them

November 24, 2020

Two people who survived a collision between two cars along a Detroit freeway were struck and killed by a third vehicle as they stood next to their car on the freeway, state police said. Michigan State Police said both people died instantly Sunday night when a vehicle struck them and their car after they exited it and were standing by it on the Lodge Freeway. The victims’ car was blocking the freeway’s left southbound lane after colliding with another car that ended up along the freeway’s right shoulder, state police said in a statement.

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4 people severely injured in 3-vehicle crash near Pike Lake

November 24, 2020

The Minnesota State Patrol and several other agencies responded Monday evening to the scene of a three-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 53 at Caribou Lake Road in Grand Lake Township. Four people were transported to Duluth hospitals with life-threatening injuries. At approximately 5:10 p.m., a Buick was traveling north on Highway 53 when it struck a deer, according to the state patrol. The vehicle then stopped on the right shoulder, partially in the right lane.

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Family still hoping for answers two years after deadly hit-and-run in Mesa

November 24, 2020

MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - It’s been two years since a hit-and-run driver killed a 21-year-old marine on the U.S. 60 near Higley Road.On Nov. 16, 2018, at around 4:30 a.m., Josh Garcia was driving to work when he dozed off at the wheel. The flatbed truck carrying construction equipment rolled over. Garcia was lying in the middle of the intersection–badly injured, but fighting–when two good Samaritans stopped to help. They tried to create a barrier around him, but then another vehicle–a dark-colored SUV–drove through the crash site, hitting and ultimately killing Garcia.

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Man dies after collision with semi near Cardwell

November 24, 2020

CARDWELL – A motorist died after hitting a the rear of semi truck that had pulled off to the side of Interstate 90 near the Cardwell Hill early Monday. The westbound semi struck a bull elk about 4 a.m. on I-90 near mile marker 253. The driver pulled his disabled truck to the side of the interstate, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.A man driving a Ford Crown Victoria heading west also hit the dead elk and drove into the rear of the semi.

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Motorcyclist stopped on the side of a Euless highway killed after being hit by vehicles

November 23, 2020

A motorcyclist sitting on his vehicle on the side of the Airport Freeway 183 Express lane was killed Monday morning after he was struck by several vehicles, Euless police said. The name of the victim had not been released pending notification of relatives. Euless police have not determined why the motorcyclist had stopped on the side of the highway.The crash was reported about 6:30 a.m. in the westbound lane of the Airport Freeway 183 Express Lane in Euless, police said.

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One person killed in four-car crash on SC-183 in Pickens County, troopers say

November 23, 2020

PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. — One person is dead after a four vehicle accident in Pickens County Sunday night. Master Trooper Brandon Bolt said the crash happened on SC Highway 183 near Hatteras Ridge, around 6 p.m.Bolt said there were four vehicles involved in the crash: a 2017 Toyota Tundra, a 2000 Chevy S-10 pickup truck, a 2019 Nissan Sedan, and a 2006 Honda Accord. Bolt said the Nissan and Chevy were stopped in the northbound lane of Highway 183, and the Honda Accord was traveling southbound on 183.

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East New Market man hit and killed by car

November 19, 2020

CENTREVILLE — Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred Wednesday evening in Queen Anne’s County. Shortly after 7:10 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Centerville Barrack responded to a call of a multi-vehicle crash that involved a pedestrian at westbound U.S. Route 50 east of Arrington Road. According to a preliminary investigation, a 2015 Chrysler 200 being driven by Jeremy Keith Weldon, 49, of East New Market, was traveling west in the left lane on Route 50 when he side-swiped a 2015 Ford Fiesta in the right lane.

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Norcross man arrested, accused of hit-and-run that killed 12-year-old in Doraville

November 19, 2020

A Norcross man is facing a charge of first-degree vehicular homicide after being accused of causing a crash that left a 12-year-old girl dead in DeKalb County, authorities said. Eric Cirildo Rodriguez, 42, is also being charged with hit-and-run resulting in serious injury or death and acquiring a license plate for the purpose of concealing identification of a motor vehicle, according to DeKalb jail records. Amiah Shontae’ Kenney Jackson, a seventh grader at Pinckneyville Middle School, was killed in the wreck.

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Troopers identify vehicles in crash that claimed the life of good Samaritan

November 17, 2020

PORT ALLEN - Troopers have identified two vehicles involved in a fatal hit and run crash that took the life of a 57-year-old woman in October. A good Samaritan, Theresa Matherne of Baton Rouge, was struck and killed after she pulled over to help another person involved in an overnight crash. After investigating video surveillance footage and physical evidence from the scene, authorities concluded two of the vehicles involved include a Chevrolet Malibu and a Honda Accord.

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Man killed by semi after crash on I-25 near Pueblo

November 16, 2020

PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) - The Pueblo Fire Department responded to a fatal crash on I-25 northbound just north of Pueblo early Monday morning. Colorado State Patrol says a gold van headed northbound on I-25 from Pueblo rear-ended a white passenger car, sending that car rolling into the left median until it stopped on its roof.The gold van continued spinning until it came to a stop on the right shoulder, where it was hit by a dark-colored Cadillac.

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