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2 killed when semitrailers explode on I-94 in Wisconsin

Jun. 19, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — Two semitrailers exploded into flames Wednesday on an interstate in southeastern Wisconsin, killing both drivers and setting other vehicles on fire, authorities said. Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said one trailer was southbound on Interstate 94 around 11 a.m. when...

The Latest: 2 dead in semitrailer explosion in Wisconsin

Jun. 19, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a fiery semitrailer crash on I-94 in Wisconsin (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Wisconsin authorities say the drivers of two semitrailers are dead after one hit a construction barrier on an interstate and caused a chain reaction that caused explosions and set fire to...

2 National Guard soldiers, semi driver injured in collision

Jun. 19, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say two Illinois National Guard soldiers in a cargo truck and a man driving a semitrailer were injured when the two vehicles collided on a South Dakota highway. South Dakota Department of Public Safety spokesman Tony Mangan says the crash happened Wednesday morning in...

Tennessee police: Drunken driver crashed into officer's car

Jun. 19, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee police say a drunken driver crashed into the cruisers of two officers performing a traffic stop. News outlets report that 44-year-old Anthony Daily struck a Knoxville police vehicle, pushing it into a second cruiser early Wednesday morning. Knoxville police say the...

Driver dead after carjacking, being run over by officer

Jun. 19, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama say a person is dead after being assaulted during a carjacking and then run over by an off-duty officer. Birmingham police Sgt. Johnny Williams tells news outlets a driver crashed into a motorcycle early Wednesday and was then carjacked by people who stopped at the...

Royal police escort bike collides with elderly woman

Jun. 19, 2019 5:07 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.K. authorities are investigating a collision between a police motorcycle escorting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and an elderly woman in southwest London. The accident occurred around 12.50 p.m. on Monday when the royal couple were on their way to Windsor for the St George's Chapel...

NTSB cites low driver standards in fatal Iowa bush crash

Jun. 18, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Tougher standards for school bus drivers and a fire suppression system could have prevented the deaths in a 2017 school bus fire in western Iowa, federal safety investigators said Tuesday. National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt said the Riverside Community School...

Kansas pilot escapes injury when plane's wing hits windmill

Jun. 18, 2019 8:50 AM EDT

LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says the pilot of a crop duster plane was not hurt when the wing of his aircraft hit a windmill tower and crashed in southwest Kansas. Troopers say the fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft was flying north Monday morning when its right wing struck the windmill...

Tennessee man charged in crash that killed 9-year-old boy

Jun. 18, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been charged with vehicular homicide by recklessness in a crash that killed a 9-year-old boy. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports 38-year-old Jason Ansley was arrested Monday and charged with additional offenses including driving on a revoked license and...

Severed body found in car during Tennessee traffic stop

Jun. 17, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say a severed body believed to be a pedestrian has been found in the car of a motorist at a traffic stop. News outlets report 29-year-old Dorrae Debrice Johnson of Knoxville was charged Sunday with vehicular homicide, evading arrest and driving with a revoked...