Latest Accidents News

Driver who stopped to help motorist struck, killed

Nov. 15, 2019 8:53 AM EST

RAYNHAM, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a man who stopped his vehicle on a highway and got out to help another motorist has been struck and killed by a passing vehicle. A department spokesman in an email says that at about 1 a.m. Friday a driver heading south on Interstate 495 in Raynham...

Man killed by falling tree as heavy snows dump on France

Nov. 15, 2019 8:13 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A dump of heavy snow in southern France has brought down power lines and trees, killing one person, and caused widespread traffic disruption. The thick, sticky snow that started falling Thursday caused power cuts to 330,000 homes in six regions, from the Ardeche in the hills of the Massif...

Safety board says more people died in plane crashes in 2018

Nov. 14, 2019 5:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety officials say that 393 people died in U.S. civilian plane crashes last year, a 15% increase over the year before. All but a dozen of the deaths occurred in general aviation, which usually involves small private planes. However, the numbers include a woman killed after an...

2 dead, 5 injured in fiery Florida multicar crash

Nov. 14, 2019 2:55 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say two people have died and five more have been hurt in a fiery eight-vehicle crash that shut down part of an interstate. News outlets report a tractor-trailer apparently was burning Wednesday night along Interstate 75 near Tampa as emergency crews responded....

Highway Patrol: Fatal wrong-crash on I-15 in Las Vegas area

Nov. 14, 2019 11:37 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Highway Patrol says a wrong-way driver was killed Thursday in a four-vehicle freeway crash in metro Las Vegas early Thursday. The Highway Patrol says impairment was suspected in the crash that closed northbound Interstate 15 and required all vehicles to exit at Lake Mead...

Louisiana officer won’t face charges in 94 mph fatal crash

Nov. 14, 2019 9:19 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana police officer who crashed a speeding sports car while off duty will face no criminal charges in the death of a child. Prosecutors cleared Christopher Manuel of negligent homicide, even though investigators say he was driving an orange Corvette at 94 mph (151 kph) before...

Austrian army says soldier mauled to death by service dogs

Nov. 14, 2019 6:47 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Austrian army says a 31-year-old soldier appears to have been killed by two service dogs he was tasked with feeding. The army said an officer spotted the two Belgian Shepherd dogs running loose at the barracks south of Vienna early Thursday. The fatally injured staff sergeant was...

Report: Road accident in Iran kills 28 Afghan nationals

Nov. 14, 2019 2:09 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s semi-official ILNA news agency is reporting that a road accident in the country’s southeast has killed 28 Afghan nationals. The report says 21 people were also injured when two vans collided near the town of Khash in Sistan and Baluchistan province early on...

Mexico commission blames authorities in 2017 school collapse

Nov. 13, 2019 8:17 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission says authorities apparently acted with corruption or negligence in allowing the operation of an elementary school that collapsed in Mexico City’s September 2017 earthquake. The governmental commission said Wednesday that authorities...

Vegas prosecutor charges murder in 2 more fatal DUI crashes

Nov. 13, 2019 7:45 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The top prosecutor in Las Vegas said Wednesday he’s upping the ante in criminal cases against motorists suspected of causing fatal crashes while under the influence of drugs, alcohol or both — by filing second-degree murder charges more often. Clark County District Attorney...