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Authorities say 1 driver died in collision of pickups

Feb. 21, 2020 7:14 AM EST

FALLS CITY, Neb. (AP) — A driver has been killed in a collision on U.S. Highway 75 in southeast Nebraska, authorities said. The crash occurred around 6:40 a.m. Wednesday, near the Nemaha County-Richardson County line. A northbound pickup truck pulling a trailer cross the center line and struck a southbound...

Driver charged after Des Moines collision that killed 2

Feb. 21, 2020 6:48 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A driver has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide following a Des Moines collision in which two men died, police said. The crash occurred around 11:45 a.m. Thursday, when a southbound car struck an eastbound car that had just entered the roadway, police said. Two men...

Jury deliberates case for officer charged with manslaughter

Feb. 21, 2020 1:16 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Deliberations were expected to continue Friday in the trial of a Delaware officer charged with manslaughter in a deadly 5-car pileup. Frederick Pierce, a Dover police officer, decided not to testify Thursday, WBOC-TV reported. Lawyers on both sides of the case had acknowledged in court...

Woman injured by concrete the fell from bridge over U.S. 127

Feb. 20, 2020 10:54 PM EST

MASON, Mich. (AP) — Wood barriers will be placed beneath a bridge over U.S. 127 near Mason after a woman was injured when concrete fell from a bridge and broke through her windshield, Michigan Department of Transportation officials said Thursday. The Ingham County Sheriff's Office says the 38-year-old...

Woman pleads guilty to crash that killed white supremacist

Feb. 20, 2020 9:53 PM EST

NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman pleaded guilty on Thursday to manslaughter in a car crash that killed a white supremacist leader. Emily Sherry, 24, entered her plea in the April 2018 death of Robert Ransdell, 37. Sherry was driving under the influence on Interstate 275 when she veered into oncoming...

Lawsuit: 52 people faked Uber accidents for insurance money

Feb. 20, 2020 9:36 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some South Carolina residents deliberately caused hit-and-run accidents while in Uber rides as part of an insurance scam, a car insurance company says in a lawsuit. The lawsuit from James River Insurance says 52 people were involved in an insurance scheme that cost the company more...

Big rig hits street sweeper, tossing worker into canal

Feb. 20, 2020 9:34 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a tractor-trailer hit a street sweeper along Interstate 135 in Wichita, throwing a crew member into a canal. The Wichita Fire Department said in a Facebook post that the worker was taken to a hospital in serious condition after Wednesday night's accident. The name of...

4th member of Massachusetts family dies after Florida crash

Feb. 20, 2020 9:32 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A fourth member of a family visiting Florida from Massachusetts has died after a four-vehicle crash earlier this week, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Jackson Smith, 11, died Wednesday at a central Florida hospital, highway patrol Lt. Kim Montes said. The crash happened Tuesday in...

Police: Alabama man dies in motorcycle crash during chase

Feb. 20, 2020 9:22 PM EST

SHEFFIELD, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man died after loosing control of his motorcycle while being chased by authorities Thursday morning. Tab Kennedy Waddell, 32, was driving a 1998 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he crashed into a guardrail on US-43, news outlets reported. Florence Police Deputy Chief Mike...

Wrong-way crash on West Virginia highway kills 2

Feb. 20, 2020 2:54 PM EST

ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — Two people were killed when a vehicle traveling the wrong way on a West Virginia highway crashed into another car, police said. Randolph County Sheriff Mark Brady said in a news release the crash happened Wednesday night on U.S. Route 33 east of Elkins. The statement said an eastbound...