Preventable Tragedies

Woman dies in overnight crash on I-70 near Plainfield

November 15, 2020

PLAINFIELD, Ind. — State Police are investigating a deadly overnight crash on Interstate 70 between Plainfield and Reagan Parkway west of Indianapolis. A State Police spokesman said one woman was killed and another woman injured in the crash that involved a semi and passenger vehicle in the eastbound lanes around 3:20 a.m. Sunday. Nobody in the semi was injured. Police have not identified those involved. Crash investigators had eastbound lanes closed at Plainfield for several hours.

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Woman, 88, standing outside car dies when vehicle is hit on freeway on-ramp in Murrieta

November 15, 2020

MURRIETA — An 88-year-old woman was killed while standing outside a vehicle that was rear-ended on an Interstate 15 on-ramp in Murrieta. The crash was reported at 9:45 a.m. Saturday on the Murrieta Hot Springs Road on-ramp to the northbound 15. The California Highway Patrol said the woman was standing near the driver’s side of a 2014 Hyundai Sonata that was stopped on the on-ramp’s right shoulder before it was hit from behind by a BMW sedan.

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Good Samaritan struck in crash on Spaulding Turnpike in Dover, police say

November 14, 2020

DOVER, N.H. — A good Samaritan was hit by an SUV while helping a driver who struck a guardrail on the Spaulding Turnpike in Dover on Saturday morning, state police said. The crash happened about 5:30 a.m. near Exit 7 on-ramp on the southbound side of the Spaulding Turnpike, state police said in a press release.The incident began when a driver lost control of their Subaru Impreza and hit the guardrail.

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Man killed when vehicle hits his disabled SUV on Upstate highway identified by coroner

November 13, 2020

GRAY COURT, S.C. — The coroner has released the name of the driver killed when his disabled SUV stopped on Highway 14 was hit by another vehicle late Thursday, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The coroner identified the victim as Johnnie Calvin Evans, 43, of Greenville.Evans’ SUV had been involved in another crash earlier on Thursday and was disabled on Highway 14 near Highway 101 in Gray Court, troopers said.

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Texas A&M Student, 19, Killed While Helping His Friend Push a Stalled Car Near Campus

November 13, 2020

“He was just a good kid doing something good for someone,” a Texas A&M University-Commerce official said of student, Javion Thomas A student from Texas A&M University-Commerce died after he was involved in an accident while helping someone in need, the school confirmed. Javion Thomas, a 19-year-old electrical engineering major from Dallas, died on Tuesday from injuries that he sustained in the tragic incident, according to a statement from his university.

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Two killed in separate Meadowbrook crashes

November 13, 2020

The first fatality, they said, occurred at around 7:14 p.m., when Danyel Saint-Louis, a 17-year-old starting point guard on the Freeport High School boys’ varsity basketball team, was standing outside his car and was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound on the parkway.He had earlier lost control of his car, authorities report, and had struck the center median, before coming to a stop on the right shoulder. Several people then got out of their cars to help Saint-Louis, but a third car struck two of the pedestrians, one of their parked cars and the center median.

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Two people killed in crash on N.J. Turnpike

November 13, 2020

Two people were killed in a crash late Thursday night on the New Jersey Turnpike in Mercer County, authorities said. A Lincoln Town Car crashed and was left disabled on the Turnpike at 11:53 p.m. in East Windsor, said New Jersey State Police Sgt. Lawrence Peele. A Jeep driving north then hit the disabled Lincoln, killing two passengers in the back seat, Peele said. The two back seat passengers were pronounced dead at the scene, Peele said.

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Two teens helping victim of crash end up getting seriously injured

November 12, 2020

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Some teenagers just trying to do a good deed and help someone in a car crash ended up getting seriously injured themselves. The crash happened just south of the intersection of Tramway and San Rafael on November 5 around 8:30 p.m. The multi-vehicle crash shut down Tramway for about five hours but changed lives forever. For Alexandra Iversen, life after November 5 will never be the same.

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16-year-old from Honduras killed in 4-vehicle crash on US-59 near Kingwood

November 11, 2020

KINGWOOD, Texas (KTRK) – A 16-year-old boy was killed in a horrific series of crashes involving four vehicles on the Eastex Freeway near Kingwood Tuesday. Houston police say a Mercedes had mechanical issues and broke down in the southbound lanes of US-59 between Kingwood Drive and Townsen around 7:30 p.m. Both occupants of the Mercedes exited the vehicle, and moments later a Dodge pickup also traveling southbound saw the Mercedes and was able to stop behind it.

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8-year-old killed, 3 other young children hospitalized after multi-vehicle crash in Metro East

November 11, 2020

MADISON COUNTY, Ill — An 8-year-old was killed and three other young children were taken to hospitals after a multi-vehicle crash in Madison County, Illinois Tuesday night. According to Illinois State Police, the crash happened on Interstate 55 near mile marker 37, which is just north of the New Douglas Road exit, around 8:35 p.m.A Chevrolet Malibu driven by a 27-year-old woman was traveling on I-55 and ran off the roadway and hit a guardrail.

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