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FBI investigates reservation crash that killed 2

Nov. 20, 2019 8:03 AM EST

WANBLEE, S.D. (AP) — The FBI is investigating a fatal crash involving an Oglala Sioux tribal police officer on the reservation. Oglala officials say the officer was responding to a 911 call about gunfire when he crashed into a van on Highway 44 near Wanblee Oct. 25, killing the driver and a passenger....

Safety agency says distracted driver caused fatal Uber crash

Nov. 19, 2019 11:51 PM EST

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday condemned the lack of state and federal regulation for testing autonomous vehicles before finding that a distracted human safety driver was the main cause of a fatal 2018 Arizona crash involving an Uber vehicle. The board criticized the National Highway Traffic...

School bus rollover injures 1 student in western Wisconsin

Nov. 19, 2019 7:09 PM EST

ARCADIA, Wis. (AP) — School officials say one student suffered minor injuries when a school bus rolled over in western Wisconsin. The crash happened around 7:15 a.m. Tuesday south of Arcadia. Arcadia Superintendent Lance Bagstad tells the La Crosse Tribune the bus was carrying about 20 children. One...

Man in motorized wheelchair killed crossing Missouri street

Nov. 19, 2019 5:22 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 64-year-old St. Louis County man is dead after his motorized wheelchair was struck by a car as he tried to cross a busy roadway. The accident happened about 6:15 p.m. Monday in south St. Louis County. Police on Tuesday identified the victim as Sevkija Ferhatovic, who lived near the...

Lawyer for ex-astronaut charged in fatal crash blames Ambien

Nov. 19, 2019 4:52 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A former space shuttle commander charged in the traffic deaths of two girls in Alabama was having an abnormal reaction to sleep medication at the time of the crash, his lawyer said. Jim Sturdivant, an attorney for retired astronaut James Halsell Jr., told WAAY-TV in a Monday report...

State police sergeant charged in crash that injured 2 women

Nov. 19, 2019 4:19 PM EST

BETHANY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut State Police sergeant has been charged with drunken driving, assault and other crimes in connection with an off-duty car crash that injured two women. State police say 37-year-old John McDonald was arrested Tuesday and released on a promise to appear in Middletown...

Connecticut man dies in Vermont crash

Nov. 19, 2019 3:28 PM EST

ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) — A Connecticut man has died in a car crash in the Vermont town of Stockbridge. Vermont State Police say 69-year-old Philip Russell of Niantic, Connecticut, was driving on Route 107 Tuesday morning when he lost control of his car, crossed the center line and collided with an oncoming box...

Bison escape onto western Montana highway, 2 killed

Nov. 19, 2019 1:53 PM EST

STEVENSVILLE, Mont. (AP) — About 30 bison escaped a western Montana ranch and ended up on the highway near Stevensville, where two suffered fatal injuries after being struck by a pickup truck. Bitterroot Bison owner Troy Westre tells the Ravalli Republic someone apparently opened a gate on the north end of...

3 killed in Oregon crash

Nov. 19, 2019 1:45 PM EST

DAYTON, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a girl and two adults were killed in a head-on collision on Highway 221. Oregon State Police Troopers were called out to the roadway at milepost 10.5, south of Dayton, just before noon Monday. KOIN reports that according to their preliminary investigation, 33-year-old...

Patrol: 1 killed, 1 injured in wrong-way crash in Ohio

Nov. 19, 2019 1:40 PM EST

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A wrong-way, head-on crash on an Ohio highway has killed one driver and seriously injured the other, the State Highway Patrol said Tuesday. A pickup truck driven by Vestle Ridenour, 83, of Morrow, was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Ohio 48 around 11:30 p.m. Monday when...