Latest Automotive accidents News

Guilty plea in crash that killed parents, injured 3 children

Jun. 24, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A drunken driver who killed a mother and father and seriously injured their three young children as they looked at Christmas lights in Southern California pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder. Grace Elizabeth Coleman, 23, of Newport Beach also...

Driver pleads guilty in DUI crash that killed couple

Jun. 24, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in a drunken-driving crash that killed a couple and injured their three young children in Southern California. The Orange County Register reports that 23-year-old Grace Coleman pleaded guilty Friday to...

Man gets life for hit-and-run that killed man and toddler

Jun. 24, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man was sentenced to life in prison Friday for the hit-and-run deaths of a man and the man's young daughter, who was in a stroller. Shawn Allen, 37, of Canton, remained defiant and maintained his innocence during sentencing in Akron, the Akron Beacon...

Street sweeper crash on Phoenix freeway leaves 2 girls dead

Jun. 24, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a street sweeper vehicle crashed on a Phoenix-area freeway, killing the driver's two daughters. The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the wreck happened Friday around 3:30 a.m. in Tolleson where the Loop 101 and the Interstate 10 meet. ...

Popular Fenway fixture Drago the German shepherd dies at 10

Jun. 24, 2022 02:37 AM EDT

No dog ever had a better yard to play in than Drago. Because as countless Boston Red Sox players and fans saw over the last decade, Drago's playground was Fenway Park. Sniffing along the Green Monster, exploring the dugouts or simply resting on the pitcher's mound...

NYC police officer injured after bullet hits patrol car

Jun. 23, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer on patrol in a marked vehicle was injured Thursday when a bullet struck the driver's side window, shattering the glass. Police said the detective's arm was injured at about 4:30 p.m. at a Brooklyn intersection after a round smashed the...

6 die in crash of Vietnam-era helicopter in West Virginia

Jun. 23, 2022 19:16 PM EDT

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — A Vietnam-era helicopter showcased in action movies crashed on a rural West Virginia road, killing all six people on board, during an annual reunion for helicopter enthusiasts. The Federal Aviation Administration said the Bell UH-1B “Huey” helicopter crashed...

Parts of I-16 in Georgia to close for clean-up from accident

Jun. 23, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

DRY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday, one lane will be open for westbound traffic on Interstate 16 at mile marker 17, the site of a semi-truck accident. Twiggs County Sheriff Darren Mitchum said the Wednesday night wreck happened when one semi-truck had a tire blow...

Driver who killed 6-year-old girl convicted of murder

Jun. 22, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A driver who struck and killed a 6-year-old girl as she played on a Southern California sidewalk was convicted Wednesday of second-degree murder. Maximino Delgado Lagunas, 56, of Anaheim, had a blood alcohol level that was more than three times the legal...

Man found not responsible for Times Square vehicle rampage

Jun. 22, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who drove his car through crowds of people in Times Square in 2017, killing a young tourist and maiming helpless pedestrians, was cleared of responsibility Wednesday because of mental illness. A jury in New York City accepted an insanity defense claiming...