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6 people expected to survive after crash in Phoenix

Oct. 20, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say six people who were critically injured in a head-on crash are expected to survive. Sgt. Mercedes Fortune says a speeding car lost control at about 8:30 p.m. Friday and struck a small van stopped at a red light at 27th Avenue and Indian School Road. Fortune says the impact...

State trooper stabbed following multi-state police pursuit

Oct. 20, 2018 11:20 AM EDT

NEW SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts state trooper was recovering Saturday in a state hospital from multiple stab wounds following a multi-state pursuit of a driver involved in a New Hampshire crash. Police said that driver, an 18-year-old New Hampshire man, was shot during the incident and also taken...

4 killed in car struck by pickup truck at Ohio intersection

Oct. 20, 2018 10:52 AM EDT

ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say four people inside a car struck by a pickup truck that failed to stop at an intersection have died in northeast Ohio. The accident occurred late Friday in Ashtabula. The State Highway Patrol has identified the victims as 18-year-old Giovanni Miller, 19-year-old...

Troopers: Man fatally hit by car while changing tire

Oct. 20, 2018 10:10 AM EDT

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — State troopers in Maryland are investigating the death of a man in a possible driving-under-the-influence crash in Prince George's County. The dead man has been identified as Samuel Brown, a 51-year-old resident of Clinton, Maryland. He was apparently changing a tire on a Jeep...

Charlotte police search for motorist after fatal hit-and-run

Oct. 20, 2018 9:50 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run and searching for a motorist. A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department statement issued Saturday says Eric Ryan Elsea was hit by a car that failed to stop at the scene. His body was found in a roadway in the Hickory Grove area of...

Ex-India state official: Most train victims migrant workers

Oct. 20, 2018 9:20 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Most of the casualties in a train disaster that killed dozens of people in northern India were migrant workers, a former state government official said Saturday. R.C. Yadav, former chairman of Punjab state's Workers Welfare Board, said that many of the 60 killed and dozens injured when a...

8-vehicle pileup leaves 6 injured, 1 arrested on Long Island

Oct. 20, 2018 9:03 AM EDT

MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say eight vehicles got tangled in a chain-reaction crash on the Long Island Expressway, leaving six people with minor injuries, a minivan stuck under an oil tanker and the minivan's driver under arrest. It all happened around 10:30 p.m. Friday near Exit 49 in Melville. Suffolk...

State marks National Move Over Day with vehicle parade

Oct. 20, 2018 8:31 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police and state transportation agencies are reminding motorists to obey the Move Over Law. The third Saturday in October has been designated National Move Over Day, a reminder to drivers to slow down and safely move over while approaching police, fire and other emergency...

South Africa highway crash kills at least 27, including kids

Oct. 20, 2018 6:14 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's government says at least 27 people, including small children, have been killed in a multi-vehicle accident in Limpopo province. The statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa's office says a minibus, truck and delivery vehicle crashed on Friday on a major highway between...

Part of Business Interstate 40 set for November shutdown

Oct. 20, 2018 4:01 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Transportation officials say a portion of Business Interstate 40 through a North Carolina city will close next month. The Winston-Salem Journal reports the N.C. Department of Transportation said the route through downtown Winston-Salem will close at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. The...