Latest Automotive accidents News

The Latest: NYPD identifies officer killed in off-duty crash

Jan. 16, 2019 2:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the death of an off-duty New York City police officer in a head-on crash with a city-owned garbage truck (all times local): 1:50 p.m. The New York Police Department has identified an officer killed in an off-duty crash as Brian Kessler. Police say the 28-year-old died...

Speeding tractor-trailer flattens Utah restaurant, 3 injured

Jan. 16, 2019 2:01 PM EST

WELLINGTON, Utah (AP) — A speeding tractor-trailer skidded off a snow-slicked road Wednesday and crashed into a restaurant in a small Utah town, flattening the establishment and injuring 3 people, authorities said. The truck was traveling too fast for conditions at about 6:30 a.m. when it went off a state...

The Latest: Vehicles pile up on foggy California highway

Jan. 16, 2019 1:52 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California storms (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Numerous vehicles have collided in a foggy mountain pass as a storm system passes through Southern California. The San Bernardino County Fire Department says 19 vehicles collided Wednesday morning on the southbound side of...

Police: Man arrested on DUI escaped cuffs, stole patrol car

Jan. 16, 2019 1:03 PM EST

ELKTON, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say a man escaped handcuffs and fled in a patrol car before he crashed in Delaware and was arrested on DUI and other charges. Police tell news outlets 32-year-old Tyree Jordan stole the car Monday afternoon in Elkton. Police spokesman Greg Shipley says Jordan had...

Off-duty NYPD officer killed in crash with garbage truck

Jan. 16, 2019 12:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An off-duty New York City police officer was killed Wednesday in a head-on crash with a city-owned garbage truck in the Bronx. Officers responding to a 911 call found the 28-year-old housing officer unconscious and unresponsive around 8:20 a.m., the New York Police Department said. He was...

2 men arrested after incident at home of Koch family member

Jan. 16, 2019 11:48 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two men were arrested after their car intentionally rammed a police car at the home of a member of the Charles Koch family. The Wichita Eagle reports the incident happened Tuesday night at the home of Chase Koch, son of Wichita billionaire Charles Koch. Police spokesman Charley...

Kentucky coroner: Wrong-way driver in fatal crash was drunk

Jan. 16, 2019 10:55 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky official says the wrong-way driver who killed a vacationing Michigan family on Interstate 75 had a blood-alcohol content more than three times the legal limit. Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn says in a statement that 41-year-old Joey Bailey of Georgetown had a .306...

Authorities: Icy Michigan roads blamed in fatal crash

Jan. 16, 2019 10:32 AM EST

CHELSEA, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say icy Michigan roads were a factor in at least one fatal crash as freezing rain brought hazardous driving conditions. Chelsea Fire Department Capt. Chris Smyth tells MLive.com that a man died after crashing into a jackknifed semi on Interstate 94 near Chelsea about 2:30...

Second person killed in crash on dangerous Kansas City road

Jan. 16, 2019 8:34 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A second person has died from injuries suffered in a crash on a northern Kansas City road that has been the site of dozens of wrecks. The Kansas City Star reports police announced Tuesday that 53-year-old Omer Hamsic had died. He had been hospitalized in serious condition since the...

Atlanta officer shoots, kills man stealing unmarked car

Jan. 16, 2019 8:30 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta police officer has shot and killed a man accused of stealing an unmarked police vehicle at a gas station. Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles tells news outlets a plainclothes officer was pumping gas in southwest Atlanta on Tuesday night when a man jumped into...