Latest Transportation accidents News

Latest: Indiana woman pleads not guilty in students' deaths

Nov. 15, 2018 10:31 AM EST

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on an Indiana driver who is accused of striking and killing three children as they prepared to board a school bus (all times local): 10:25 a.m. A northern Indiana woman has entered a preliminary not guilty plea to charges that she struck and killed three children crossing...

School children among 40 injured in head-on crash of buses

Nov. 15, 2018 9:39 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Police say 40 adults and children have been injured, five of them "very seriously," in a head-on collision involving two public buses in southern Germany. A spokesman for Bavarian police said the people injured in the Thursday crash outside Nuremberg included school children, but he couldn't...

Icy roads cause 5 deaths as wintry weather blows east

Nov. 15, 2018 8:34 AM EST

BYHALIA, Miss. (AP) — A pre-winter storm slammed parts of the South and lower Midwest, causing five deaths on slippery roads and stranding travelers for more than eight hours on an icy Arkansas interstate. The wintry weather was barreling eastward Thursday, with snow and ice expected from Ohio and the...

Woman charged in bus stop crash that killed 3 due in court

Nov. 15, 2018 8:04 AM EST

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana woman charged in a school bus stop crash that killed three children is due in court for her first hearing in the case. Twenty-four-year-old Alyssa Shepherd of Rochester was scheduled to appear Thursday before a Fulton County judge. She's charged with three counts...

Electronic driving systems don't always work, tests show

Nov. 15, 2018 1:08 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Testing by AAA shows that electronic driver assist systems on the road today may not keep vehicles in their lanes or spot stationary objects in time to avoid a crash. The tests brought a warning from the auto club that drivers shouldn't think that the systems make their vehicles...

Hearing reveals chilling details of fatal Southwest flight

Nov. 14, 2018 11:15 PM EST

There was a loud bang, and suddenly the Southwest Airlines jet rolled sharply to the left. Smoke began to fill the cabin, and flight attendants rushed row by row to make sure all passengers could get oxygen from their masks. When flight attendant Rachel Fernheimer got to row 14, she saw a woman strapped in her...

The Latest: Dead identified in bus crash near Memphis

Nov. 14, 2018 11:09 PM EST

The Latest on the winter storm hitting parts of the South (all times local): 6 p.m. A Mississippi official is identifying two women killed in a tour bus crash on an icy road near Memphis, Tennessee. DeSoto County Coroner Joshua Pounders says the dead are 70-year-old Betty Russell and 61-year-old Cynthia Hardin,...

1 pilot killed, 1 hurt in jet crash at Texas Air Force base

Nov. 14, 2018 9:48 PM EST

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — One pilot is dead and another was injured after a training jet crashed at Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas. The base said in a statement on its Facebook page that the T-38C Talon crashed at approximately 7:40 p.m. on Tuesday. The dead pilot was identified as 28-year-old Capt. John F....

Storm: 2 dead, 44 hurt in bus crash on icy road near Memphis

Nov. 14, 2018 8:44 PM EST

BYHALIA, Miss. (AP) — An Alabama tour bus bound for a Mississippi casino overturned Wednesday on an icy highway, leaving two people dead and 44 others aboard with injuries, authorities said, as a pre-winter storm blasted parts of the South and lower Midwest. The National Weather Service says snow and ice...

Appeals court hears case of ex-Saints star Smith's killer

Nov. 14, 2018 6:15 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A defense attorney for the man convicted of killing retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith in 2016 has told a Louisiana appellate court that his client deserves a new trial, in part because of evidence that surfaced after trial that he said lends credibility to Cardell Hayes'...