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Attempt to pass a tanker may have led to the deadly chemical crash in Illinois, official says

Oct. 01, 2023 17:53 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The tanker truck crash in central Illinois that killed five people may have started when another vehicle tried to pass the chemical-laden truck, a federal transportation official said Sunday. The tanker truck was carrying caustic anhydrous ammonia when it...

10 Cuban migrants are killed in a freight truck crash in southern Mexico, 17 seriously injured

Oct. 01, 2023 16:22 PM EDT

TAPACHULA, Chiapas (AP) — At least 10 Cuban migrants died and 17 others were seriously injured after a freight truck they were riding in crashed on a highway in southern Mexico near the border with Guatemala. The National Immigration Institute said all of the dead Cuban migrants...

4 in stolen car flee attempted traffic stop, die in fiery Maryland crash, police say

Oct. 01, 2023 13:12 PM EDT

MITCHELLVILLE, Md. (AP) — Four people in a stolen SUV died in a fiery crash in Maryland after the driver fled from an attempted traffic stop and later crashed into a tree, police said Sunday. Officers were working to identify the victims, whose ages and genders were not yet known...

Seaplane hits power line, crashes into Ohio river; 2 taken to hospital with minor injuries

Oct. 01, 2023 10:47 AM EDT

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — A seaplane taking off on an Ohio river hit a power line and crashed into the river, sending two men to a hospital with injuries described as minor, authorities said. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the 2003 Cessna 206 seaplane was heading eastbound on...

An Ecuadorian migrant was killed in Mexico in a crash of a van operated by the immigration agency

Sep. 30, 2023 13:32 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A migrant from Ecuador died and 10 others from Colombia and Guatemala were injured in an crash that occurred while they were being taken for processing in a van operated by Mexico's immigration agency, authorities said Saturday. Mexico’s National Migration...

Man deliberately drives into a home and crashes into a police station in New Jersey, police say

Sep. 29, 2023 16:36 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man deliberately drove his SUV into a home and the offices of a municipal police department last week, authorities announced Friday. No one was injured in the crashes, both of which took place on Sept. 20, the Warren County...

Australian defense minister says army will stop flying European-designed Taipan helicopters

Sep. 28, 2023 22:44 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian army will never again fly its fleet of MRH-90 Taipan helicopters following a crash in July that killed four soldiers, the defense minister said Friday. Australia’s fleet of more than 40 European-designed Taipans has been grounded since...

Fatal 2021 jet crash was likely caused by parking brake left on during takeoff, NTSB says

Sep. 28, 2023 15:08 PM EDT

A small jet that crashed into a building in Connecticut in 2021, killing four people, was going slower than usual as it took off because the pilot had left a parking brake on, according to a report released Thursday. The failure to release the brake was the probable cause of the...

Hundreds attend funeral for high school band director who died in bus crash

Sep. 28, 2023 14:14 PM EDT

MASSAPEQUA PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A high school band director who died when a bus crashed while carrying students from New York to a band camp in Pennsylvania last week was remembered Thursday as a dedicated teacher with a zest for life. Gina Pellettiere, who led Farmingdale High...

Traffic deaths declined 3.3% in the first half of the year, but Fed officials see more work ahead

Sep. 28, 2023 11:52 AM EDT

Traffic fatalities dropped 3.3% in the first half of the year compared with the prior-year period, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The agency said Thursday that an estimated 19,515 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the first half of...