Latest Automotive accidents News

1 dead, 1 injured in Kansas crash involving two semi-trucks

Oct. 23, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — One person was killed and another injured Saturday after a semi-truck rear ended another one on I-35. The Kansas Highway Patrol said one of the semi-trucks was carrying vegetable oil and caught fire in the crash. KWCH-TV reported that its driver was...

Longtime Pima County administrator injured in collision

Oct. 23, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Chuck Huckelberry, the longtime top staff official for Pima County, was critically injured in a collision while bicycling in downtown Tucson Saturday morning, the county announced. Huckelberry was hospitalized in stable but critical condition...

Man killed after getting out of car that had just hit a deer

Oct. 23, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 69-year-old man was killed Friday evening in a traffic accident after getting out of a vehicle to check damage to a car that had just hit a deer. The Iowa State Patrol said Steven Kohli of Iowa City was on the side of the road checking damages...

Motorcyclist hits car on I-90 bridge, presumed dead in lake

Oct. 23, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A motorcyclist is presumed dead after hitting a car on the Interstate 90 bridge in Seattle and falling into Lake Washington Friday night. Rescue teams called off their search around 2 a.m. Saturday, The Seattle Times reported. The...

Man killed after falling off scooter, hit by tractor-trailer

Oct. 23, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

PEVELY, Mo. (AP) — A 54-year-old Missouri man was killed Friday evening after he was knocked off his scooter and struck by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 55 near Pevely, Missouri. A Missouri State Highway Patrol report said Dante R. Trice of St. Louis was driving his...

Crash kills 2 W. Connecticut State lacrosse players, hurts 1

Oct. 23, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

COLCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Two Western Connecticut State University men's lacrosse players were killed and a teammate was injured in a car crash in Colchester, state police and the university said. The wreck Friday afternoon killed Jacob Chapman and Tyler Graham, both 18...

Police: Driver who crashed into tree had been fatally shot

Oct. 23, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A driver who crashed Friday evening into a tree in Kansas City, Missouri, was later found to have been shot, police said. Officers were dispatched at 9:15 p.m. to an injury accident. The man was unresponsive when police and emergency medical...

Reno, Sparks detectives both shot at man killed near US 395

Oct. 22, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two police detectives fired shots at a suspect who was killed this week after he fled officers at a high speed and crashed into an unmarked police unit on a highway ramp just north of Reno, the Washoe County sheriff's office said Friday Richard Thomas,...

Minneapolis cop charged in chase that killed innocent driver

Oct. 22, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer has been charged with manslaughter and vehicular homicide for a crash in July that killed an innocent motorist while the officer was pursuing a stolen vehicle, a prosecutor announced Friday. Officer Brian Cummings was...

Trooper in fatal Thruway chase involved in 2 other crashes

Oct. 22, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A state trooper who could be charged in a pursuit on the Thruway that led to the death of an 11-year-old girl had been involved in two similar collisions on the highway, according to Gov. Kathy Hochul. Hochul said in an executive order signed...