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US investigators provide data on the helicopter crash that killed 6, including a Nigerian bank CEO

Feb. 24, 2024 13:17 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A helicopter that was carrying the CEO of one of Nigeria’s largest banks and five others left a shallow crater and a trail of debris when it crashed in Southern California’s Mojave Desert earlier this month, according to investigators with the National Transportation Safety...

Police: 7 farmworkers in van, 1 pickup driver killed in head-on crash in California farming region

Feb. 23, 2024 23:09 PM EST

MADERA, Calif. (AP) — Seven farmworkers traveling in a van and the driver of a pickup truck were killed Friday in a head-on crash in a farming area in central California, police said. The crash at 6:15 a.m. left the van almost completely crumpled among blooming almond trees near...

Eight people killed in head-on crash in Central California near farming area, police say.

Feb. 23, 2024 19:17 PM EST
MADERA, Calif. (AP) — Eight people killed in head-on crash in Central California near farming area, police say.

An Army helicopter crash in Alabama left 2 pilots with minor injuries

Feb. 23, 2024 18:35 PM EST

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Two Army pilots on a training exercise escaped with minor injuries when the helicopter they were in crashed Friday in Alabama, military authorities said. Fort Novosel in Dale County confirmed in a news release that the two-person crew was conducting flight...

2 National Guard members die in northeast Mississippi helicopter crash

Feb. 23, 2024 18:13 PM EST

BALDWYN, Miss. (AP) — Two National Guard members died after a helicopter crashed Friday afternoon during a training flight in northeast Mississippi, officials said. The aircraft went down in a wooded area near Baldwyn, Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar told WTVA-TV. The site is...

3 University of Wyoming swimmers killed in highway crash in Colorado

Feb. 23, 2024 17:58 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Three members of the University of Wyoming swimming and diving team were killed and two others were injured when their sport utility vehicle veered off-road and rolled over along a rural highway known for deadly wrecks, including one that killed eight other Wyoming athletes....

Kenya mourns as marathon world record-holder Kelvin Kiptum is given a state funeral

Feb. 23, 2024 12:51 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's world marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum was given a state funeral Friday following his death in a car crash earlier this month, as many Kenyans urged the government to do more to protect the country’s famous athletes. Hundreds of dignitaries —...

St. Louis man sentenced to 10 years for causing crash that killed 4 people and injured 4 others

Feb. 22, 2024 19:29 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man who ran a red light before causing a 2023 crash that killed four people was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison. Cedric Dixon, 35, agreed to a deal in which he pleaded guilty to four counts each of involuntary manslaughter and second-degree...

Families bid farewell to miners killed in Venezuela's worst mining accident in years

Feb. 22, 2024 18:07 PM EST

LA PARAGUA, Venezuela (AP) — Families and friends began burying loved ones on Thursday who were among at least 16 people killed in the collapse of an illegally operated gold mine in a remote area of central Venezuela. The tributes come as anger mounts at the government's slow...

Crash kills a deputy, injures another while transporting an inmate, Texas sheriff says

Feb. 22, 2024 13:48 PM EST

CONROE, Texas (AP) — Two Texas deputies transporting an inmate were involved in a multi-vehicle crash that began when their SUV collided with a truck and careened into oncoming traffic. One deputy was ejected and killed, while the driver and inmate were injured, a Texas Department of Public...