Preventable Tragedies

Man struck, killed outside vehicle on US 90 in Iberia Parish

August 31, 2020

IBERIA PARISH, La. (KLFY) — A man who had exited his vehicle for unknown reasons was struck and killed on U.S. 90 near North College Road Sunday night, Aug. 30, according to Louisiana State Police Troop I. Chad James Maturin, 40, was a passenger in a car that had pulled over on the shoulder of the road. For unknown reasons, State Police say Maturin was in the center of the outside eastbound lane of the road when he was struck by an eastbound 2005 BMW two-door passenger car.

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Pedestrian killed while standing in Iberia Parish roadway Sunday night

August 31, 2020

An Abbeville man standing in a roadway was killed late Sunday after a vehicle hit him. State Troopers ID’d the victim as Chad James Maturin, 40. Troopers’ investigation revealed Maturin was a passenger in a vehicle that pulled onto the shoulder of the road at U.S. Highway 90 and North College Road in Iberia Parish around 10 p.m. Troopers said Maturin left the vehicle and was standing in the middle of the outside, eastbound lane of Highway 90 when he was struck by an eastbound passenger vehicle.

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UPDATE: Chesterfield man killed on I-95 after his pickup truck was disabled by stray tire

August 31, 2020

A Chesterfield County man was killed early Monday when he stopped his vehicle in a southbound lane of Interstate 95 after it was struck by a stray tire that flew across the roadway, state police said. The crash unfolded at 5:18 a.m. after a passenger vehicle lost a tire as it was traveling north on I-95 at the 61 mile marker near West Hundred Road. The tire crossed over into the southbound lanes and struck Silverio Santos-Cesario’s Toyota Tacoma, damaging the vehicle and causing him to stop in the left southbound lane, police said.

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CPD investigating fatal four vehicle crash

August 30, 2020

According to reports, 53-year-old Ricky L. Reeves, of Columbia, was found dead after he crashed his motorcycle into a tractor trailer truck and was hit by two vehicles. Reeves was traveling eastbound on I-70 between the 130.6 mile marker and the 130.8 mile marker and collided into the back of the tractor trailer truck. Steven R. Fish, 64, of Greenville, South Carolina was said to be driving the truck and pulled over on the highway after the crash.

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Officers searching for hit-and-run vehicle after two killed in Moyock on N.C. 168

August 30, 2020

MOYOCK, N.C. — Law enforcement officers are investigating a hit and run after two people were killed early Sunday on N.C. 168 in Moyock. A pedestrian was struck and killed about 2 a.m. Sunday, said Currituck Sheriff Matt Beickert. The vehicle left the scene.Investigators are searching for a mid-1990s model Toyota Camry, he said. Shortly after, a pedestrian who stopped to help the first victim was struck and killed by another vehicle, Beickert said.

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Boy, 7, dies after family vehicle struck on I-83 in Baltimore County

August 29, 2020

A 7-year-old boy is dead after his family’s vehicle was struck by another car while pulled over on I-83 on Saturday morning, Maryland State Police said. The victim was identified as Brian Smith III, of New York state.Police said their preliminary investigation determined the family of five was traveling southbound on I-83, north of Belfast Road, around 6:15 a.m. when their vehicle pulled to the shoulder so the father could tend to a child in the backseat.

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Car overturns in triple-car collision near Davidson County line, 1 killed

August 28, 2020

One person is dead after a three-car collision Thursday night on Interstate 85 near the line between Davidson and Rowan counties, according to the highway patrol. Ebony Josephine Evans, 31, of Lexington, was driving south on Interstate 85 near Highway 150 when her car broke down, said Trooper Ned Moultrie with the highway patrol. Evans pulled over to the right shoulder. Around 10: 30 p.m, Michael Allen Moore, 42, of Ashland, Virginia, was driving a tractor trailer with a load that extended over the right side of the truck.

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Mother stranded with flat tire killed in I-85 crash; 1-year-old daughter survives

August 28, 2020

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — A mother who had pulled off the side of the interstate with a flat tire was killed in a crash minutes later Thursday evening in Rowan County, according to state troopers. The Highway Patrol told Channel 9 that the crash happened around 8:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate 85, near the Davidson County line.Ebony Evans-Kindle, 31, was able to pull off onto the shoulder of I-85 after one of her tires went flat, investigators said.

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Crash on Toll Road takes one life

August 27, 2020

SHIPSHEWANA — A Michigan man was killed Wednesday afternoon when the truck he was riding in struck the trailer of a disabled semi parked along the side of the Indiana Toll Road. The accident happed at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at approximately the 115-mile marker on the Toll Road. According to an accident report issued by an Indiana State Police trooper, 16-year-old Patrick Denison, of Gaylord, Michigan, was driving west on the Toll Road when for reasons unknown, his truck veered to the right onto the road’s shoulder, crashing into the rear of a disabled semi-trailer.

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GoFundMe launched after fatal Highway 8 crash

August 27, 2020

Fundraising efforts are underway for the family of Beyne Gebremichael. The Kitchener man was killed in this week’s devastating collision on Highway 8. He was 57. The crash happened Tuesday night near Weber Street. Gebremichael was struck and killed while standing outside of his broken down vehicle in a westbound lane. A GoFundMe has launched to help raise money for funeral costs. So far, it has garnered over $2,500.

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