Latest Transportation accidents News

79-year-old pilot injured in small plane crash in Wisconsin

Jan. 18, 2022 17:49 PM EST

YORKVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a 79-year-old man was injured after a small plane he was piloting crashed prior to takeoff Tuesday at the Sylvania Airport in Racine County. The Racine County sheriff's office said the pilot was the sole occupant of the plane, which struck a...

NTSB chief to fed agency: Stop using misleading statistics

Jan. 18, 2022 17:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With traffic fatalities spiking higher, the nation’s top safety investigator says a widely cited government statistic that 94% of serious crashes are solely due to driver error is misleading and that the Transportation Department should stop using it. Jennifer...

Wichita police say 2 teenagers killed in shooting

Jan. 18, 2022 15:54 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A shooting on the south side of Wichita has left two teenagers dead, police said. Officers who were called to an apartment complex on Monday night found 17-year-old Alexis Cervantes-Martinez and 16-year-old Mariah Zamora in a vehicle that had crashed into a...

Felony charges are 1st in a fatal crash involving Autopilot

Jan. 18, 2022 14:42 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — California prosecutors have filed two counts of vehicular manslaughter against the driver of a Tesla on Autopilot who ran a red light, slammed into another car and killed two people in 2019. The defendant appears to be the first person to be charged with a felony in...

Police: 13-year-old girl killed in crash in Millsboro

Jan. 18, 2022 14:25 PM EST

A 13-year-old Delaware girl was killed Monday when an SUV crashed with a flatbed truck in Millsboro, Delaware State Police said. The crash happened Monday afternoon on Hollyville Road south of Harmony Cemetery Road when the driver of a northbound Jeep Liberty lost control of the...

Man lying on Colorado road is run over by police SUV, dies

Jan. 18, 2022 13:45 PM EST

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A man who was lying on a road in a Denver suburb died after he was run over by a police vehicle, authorities said Tuesday. The 37-year-old man from Salt Lake City was hit Monday night by an Aurora Police Department officer driving a fully marked police SUV,...

'Unimaginable': Father, twin kids die in crash in Bay County

Jan. 18, 2022 13:18 PM EST

PINCONNING TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A father and his twin 6-year-old children were killed when their pickup truck slammed into the rear of a commercial truck in Bay County, police said. “It’s tragic, this kind of a loss,” Sheriff Troy Cunningham said. “It’s unimaginable for...

3 California teenagers killed in car crash near Los Angeles

Jan. 18, 2022 10:45 AM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Three teenage boys were killed in Southern California when the car they were in struck a curb, collided with a fence and rolled over on an embankment, authorities said. The single-vehicle crash happened around 8:30 p.m. Sunday near an intersection in...

Police: 3 pedestrians killed in 3 crashes

Jan. 18, 2022 08:37 AM EST

HILLANDALE, Md. (AP) — Three pedestrians are dead after three separate crashes in one Maryland county on Monday night, police said. Montgomery County police said the first crash happened just after 5:30 p.m. near New Hampshire Avenue and Elton Road in Hillandale, when a Toyota...

Girl, 15, killed after school bus apparently hits her in NYC

Jan. 17, 2022 20:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A 15-year-old girl was found dead in a Brooklyn street after she was apparently hit by a school bus, and the driver later arrested, police said Monday. The vehicle, described as a yellow school bus, was gone when officers arrived around 8 a.m. at the scene on...