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Commuter train hits RV in fiery collision near Los Angeles

Nov. 22, 2019 3:26 PM EST

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — An RV stopped on the tracks was hit by a commuter train and burst into flames near Los Angeles, causing widespread rail delays at rush hour Friday, officials said. There were no immediate reports of major injuries following the fiery collision around 5:30 a.m. at an...

Attorney: Teen charged in 90 mph crash to plead insanity

Nov. 22, 2019 8:25 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The attorney for a Louisiana teenager who told authorities God instructed him to end his life, so he crashed his car into another driver says his client intends to plead not guilty by reason of insanity. The Advocate reports 18-year-old Jack Jordan was indicted this month on a...

More than 50 vehicles pile up in crash on Denver road

Nov. 22, 2019 6:20 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Police say more than 50 vehicles were involved in a weather-related crash in west Denver. Injuries were reported in the pileup about 7:30 p.m. Thursday night, but Denver police say none are considered life-threatening. The accident happened along eastbound 6th Avenue near southbound I-25....

Trucker in Colorado pileup that killed 4 pleads not guilty

Nov. 21, 2019 6:00 PM EST

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A truck driver accused of causing a fiery pileup that killed four people and seriously injured several others on a Colorado interstate pleaded not guilty Thursday to vehicular homicide and other charges. Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, 24, of Houston, appeared in court in Jefferson...

2 school buses crash, sending about 2 dozen to the hospital

Nov. 21, 2019 3:57 PM EST

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say one school bus from Georgia rear-ended another during their field trip to Tennessee, sending more than two dozen people to hospitals. News outlets report 19 students and four adults were taken for evaluation to a Cleveland, Tennessee, hospital after the Thursday...

Police: Students fine after head-on crash of school bus, SUV

Nov. 21, 2019 9:06 AM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police say a 16-year-old boy driving an SUV collided head-on with a school bus carrying two middle school students in an Atlanta suburb. Marietta police say the bus driver was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive. They say no one else was seriously injured in the Thursday...

2 Amish boys killed by corn-laden truck on Indiana farm

Nov. 20, 2019 2:30 PM EST

NAPPANEE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say two Amish brothers were killed when they were run over by a tractor-trailer hauling corn on a farm in northern Indiana. Kosciusko (kahs-ee-AHS'-koh) County Coroner Tony Ciriello says 5-year-old Jaylin Hochstetler and 3-year-old Kenton Hochstetler died Tuesday afternoon...

Police: 3 workers hit by vehicle in construction zone

Nov. 20, 2019 10:31 AM EST

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a vehicle has struck three workers in a construction zone on the Bluegrass Parkway near Lawrenceburg. A statement from police says it appears that 18-year-old Dillan Waldridge of Willisburg entered the construction zone to avoid a collision with the...

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...

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...