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5 killed in Roosevelt County crashes in 2 days

Aug. 18, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Five people were killed in three recent crashes in Roosevelt County in northeastern Montana. The Montana Highway Patrol says a train struck a commercial truck east of Culbertson shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday, killing two men, ages 18 and 21, in the truck. The patrol tells The...

Rainstorm floods markets, underpasses in Istanbul; 1 dead

Aug. 17, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Heavy rains have hit the Turkish city of Istanbul, flooding streets and basements, stranding drivers on roads and disrupting rail and ferry services. At least one person was found dead inside a flooded underpass, the private DHA news agency reported. Haberturk television said Saturday's...

Train engineer drops his lawsuit over deadly 2013 NYC wreck

Aug. 14, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An engineer who fell asleep at the controls of a Metro-North train that derailed and killed four people in New York City has dropped his lawsuit against the commuter railroad. The Journal News reported Tuesday on the case. Lawyer Ira Mauer told the paper that engineer William Rockefeller...

Kansas man dies when tractor collides with train

Aug. 14, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

SPEARVILLE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says a 59-year-old Kansas man died when his tractor collided with a train. The patrol says Bernard Stegman, of Spearville, died Tuesday after the collision at a railroad crossing near U.S. 50 about 3 miles southeast of Spearville. None of the three men on...

Motorist injured when SUV plunges down Los Angeles cliff

Aug. 12, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a motorist escaped with minor injuries after his SUV plunged off a 30-foot (9-meter) cliff onto a rocky beach in Los Angeles. KCBS-TV reports the vehicle landed on its front end in the sand after crashing through a guard rail in San Pedro around 3 a.m. Monday. Fire...

Freight train derails near Madras, Oregon

Aug. 12, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

MADRAS, Ore. (AP) — An 80-car freight train struck two large boulders that fell onto the BNSF Railway tracks in a remote area about 20 miles north of Madras, Oregon, causing five locomotives and a rail car to derail, closing the line and bringing out emergency crews. KTVZ reports there were no injuries and...

Man struck by train, critically injured

Aug. 11, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

OAKFIELD, Maine (AP) — Firefighters say a man was critically injured when he was struck by a train in Oakland, Maine. Firefighters tell WABI-TV that the man was in stable condition Sunday after being airlifted to a hospital the night before. Investigators say it appears that the man was walking on the...

Woman walks away uninjured from crash with Amtrak train

Aug. 11, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A woman is unscathed after her car collided with an Amtrak train in Jacksonville and spun off the tracks. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says the woman lost control of her car after swerving to avoid a crossing arm at about 6:35 Sunday morning. Her car rammed in between the two...

Woman struck by train dies in northwestern Oklahoma

Aug. 11, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

GAGE, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a 44-year-old woman has died after being struck by a freight train in northwestern Oklahoma. Troopers say Dawn Renee O'Hair was killed in Saturday afternoon's collision near Gage, 138 miles (222 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City. The patrol says...

Florida man trespassing at go-kart track crashes, dies

Aug. 11, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is dead after crashing while racing his friend at a closed go-kart track. Pinellas Park police say Jesse Outlaw was trespassing when he crashed the gas-powered go-kart into a guard rail. The Tampa Bay Times reports Outlaw wasn't wearing a helmet when he crashed late...