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Man in motorized wheelchair killed crossing Missouri street

Nov. 19, 2019 5:22 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 64-year-old St. Louis County man is dead after his motorized wheelchair was struck by a car as he tried to cross a busy roadway. The accident happened about 6:15 p.m. Monday in south St. Louis County. Police on Tuesday identified the victim as Sevkija Ferhatovic, who lived near the...

Lawyer for ex-astronaut charged in fatal crash blames Ambien

Nov. 19, 2019 4:52 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A former space shuttle commander charged in the traffic deaths of two girls in Alabama was having an abnormal reaction to sleep medication at the time of the crash, his lawyer said. Jim Sturdivant, an attorney for retired astronaut James Halsell Jr., told WAAY-TV in a Monday report...

State police sergeant charged in crash that injured 2 women

Nov. 19, 2019 4:19 PM EST

BETHANY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut State Police sergeant has been charged with drunken driving, assault and other crimes in connection with an off-duty car crash that injured two women. State police say 37-year-old John McDonald was arrested Tuesday and released on a promise to appear in Middletown...

Connecticut man dies in Vermont crash

Nov. 19, 2019 3:28 PM EST

ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) — A Connecticut man has died in a car crash in the Vermont town of Stockbridge. Vermont State Police say 69-year-old Philip Russell of Niantic, Connecticut, was driving on Route 107 Tuesday morning when he lost control of his car, crossed the center line and collided with an oncoming box...

Bison escape onto western Montana highway, 2 killed

Nov. 19, 2019 1:53 PM EST

STEVENSVILLE, Mont. (AP) — About 30 bison escaped a western Montana ranch and ended up on the highway near Stevensville, where two suffered fatal injuries after being struck by a pickup truck. Bitterroot Bison owner Troy Westre tells the Ravalli Republic someone apparently opened a gate on the north end of...

3 killed in Oregon crash

Nov. 19, 2019 1:45 PM EST

DAYTON, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a girl and two adults were killed in a head-on collision on Highway 221. Oregon State Police Troopers were called out to the roadway at milepost 10.5, south of Dayton, just before noon Monday. KOIN reports that according to their preliminary investigation, 33-year-old...

Patrol: 1 killed, 1 injured in wrong-way crash in Ohio

Nov. 19, 2019 1:40 PM EST

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A wrong-way, head-on crash on an Ohio highway has killed one driver and seriously injured the other, the State Highway Patrol said Tuesday. A pickup truck driven by Vestle Ridenour, 83, of Morrow, was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Ohio 48 around 11:30 p.m. Monday when...

American Fork police seek vehicle in fatal hit-and-run

Nov. 19, 2019 12:10 PM EST

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — American Fork police were looking for the driver of a pickup truck believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run wreck in which a pedestrian was killed. Police say the vehicle involved in the Monday evening wreck was believed to be a white 2006-2009 Dodge Ram with a cargo-type...

Coast Guard responds to fuel spill after tug boat crash

Nov. 19, 2019 9:37 AM EST

NAGS HEAD, N.C. (AP) — The Coast Guard says it’s responding to a diesel spill after a tugboat collided with an old bridge on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The Coast Guard said in a news release Monday that the fuel is coming from the semi-submerged tug. It had struck the Old Bonner Bridge in...

Driver in texting case denies responding to message

Nov. 19, 2019 6:23 AM EST

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — The driver in what is believed to be New Jersey’s first texting-while-driving vehicular homicide case denies responding to a message when police say she caused a crash that left a pedestrian dead. Alexandra Mansonet on Monday testified she was looking down to turn on her rear...