Preventable Tragedies

FHP: Lake Worth Beach woman, 60, dies in turnpike wreck; tractor-trailer struck her car

December 13, 2020

BOYNTON BEACH — A 60-year-old Lake Worth Beach woman died early Sunday when a tractor-trailer struck her car on Florida’s Turnpike just south of the Boynton Beach Boulevard exit, the Florida Highway Patrol said Monday. The crash took place just after 5:15 a.m. in the southbound lanes at mile marker 86. Its cause remains under investigation, FHP said.The woman’s sedan had stopped in the outside lane just before the tractor-trailer struck and partially ran over it, FHP said.

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Pedestrian killed in overnight crash

December 13, 2020

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle on Interstate 295 and Old St. Augustine Road on Saturday night. The pedestrian, an adult male, was in the shoulder lane next to his disabled vehicle when he stepped directly in front of an oncoming vehicle for unknown reasons. The pedestrian lunged for the ground, and the vehicle’s underside collided with him.The pedestrian was fatally injured as a result.

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Woman, 21, killed in overnight four-vehicle crash, Schertz police say

December 13, 2020

A Nissan Rogue struck a Volkswagen Jetta that was disabled on the highway, according to police. The driver of the Volkswagen was outside of her vehicle, near the front, when the crash happened. Officials said due to the impact, the driver of the Volkswagen was thrown into the northbound lanes of IH-35, where she was hit by a passing car. Officials said 21-year-old Karla Barraza, of University City, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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I-94 crash kills Round Lake Beach woman

December 12, 2020

Illinois State Police are investigating a crash that killed a woman Wednesday night on I-94 near Bannockburn. According to police, the woman’s car broke down in the center lane and was hit by a semi-tractor-trailer truck around 10:04 p.m. in the eastbound lanes.Marizol Davila, 25, of Round Lake Beach, was taken to a hospital, but died. Police said Saturday they don’t know why Davila’s vehicle was disabled. The investigation is ongoing.

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Name released of man killed in Highway 60 crash

December 11, 2020

HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - Kentucky State Police say there was a three-vehicle fatal collision on Thursday around 6:15 p.m. It happened in the 2600 block of US 60 West near Henderson Community College. Troopers say 23-year-old Christian T. Flint of Morganfield was heading west on US 60 when he ran off the right shoulder of the roadway and struck a guardrail. Troopers believe his 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt redirected back onto the roadway where he hit a 2008 Mazda driven by 52-year-old Chiemi Cheatham of Morganfield.

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Police identify 2 killed in multiple crashes on U.S. 131

December 11, 2020

ALLEGAN COUNTY, MI – Police have identified the two victims who died in a series of crashes Thursday, Dec. 10, on U.S. 131 south of Wayland. Robert Edward-Lee Crim IV, 43, of Otsego, and Sharon Renee McSawby, 55, of Battle Creek, died in separate crashes, Allegan County sheriff’s deputies said. Police initially said that three people were killed but on Friday said two had died. Several others were injured.The first crash happened around 11:45 a.

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Woman Killed After Car Breaks Down On I-94 Near Deerfield

December 11, 2020

BANNOCKBURN, IL — The woman’s car was struck by a semi-trailer truck after it was disabled in the center lane of the highway for unknown reasons.. A woman was killed Wednesday night after her vehicle was struck by a semi-trailer truck on Interstate 94, just south of Duffy Lane in Bannockburn. According to the Illinois State Police, the woman’s car was disabled in the center lane of the highway for unknown reasons when the accident occurred at around 10:04 p.

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SUV, Semi-Truck Involved In Violent Crash On I-90 In Schaumburg

December 10, 2020

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (CBS) — A violent crash caused major traffic issues Thursday night in Schaumburg. The crash happened on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) between Meacham and Roselle roads. A sport-utility vehicle was left with its front end buried underneath the trailer of a semi-trailer truck. Illinois State Police said a truck with a flatbed trailer was pulling into the left lane of traffic from the shoulder when the SUV struck it.

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Five people, including pregnant mother killed in two wrecks on I-10 Wednesday

December 09, 2020

ORANGE, Texas — A pregnant woman and her baby were among five people killed in two separate crashes on I-10 in Orange County on Wednesday. Both wrecks involved 18-wheelers, and happened about two miles apart. A truck driver was killed Wednesday morning around 9:30 when his truck hit the rear end of another 18-wheeler that was broken down in the middle traffic lane of the interstate. He’s been identified as 35-year-old Yosjani Armas-Soler of Channelview, Texas.

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State troopers looking for dump truck driver after serious crash on I-85

December 09, 2020

North Carolina Highway Patrol said the driver of a red dump truck left the scene of an crash that seriously injured a woman whose car was hit by a reckless driver.CHARLOTTE, N.C. — State troopers are looking for the driver of a dump truck after leaving the scene of a crash on I-85 in west Charlotte Wednesday morning. According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the first crash happened just before the Brookshire Freeway exit on I-85 south around 7:30 a.

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