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Police ID 3 of 4 people killed in fiery Des Moines crash

Jul. 6, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police have identified three of four men who died and a woman who was injured in a fiery single-vehicle crash southwest of downtown Des Moines. Police identified those killed as the car’s driver, Ross Jacob Welsher, 22, and passengers Jordan Van Gundy, 22, and Jacob Lee Van...

Girl, 11, killed, man injured in off-road vehicle accident

Jul. 6, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

BERLIN, Pa. (AP) — An off-road vehicle accident claimed the life of an 11-year-old girl in western Pennsylvania over the weekend, authorities said. State police in Somerset County said the girl, whose name wasn't released, was operating a utility terrain vehicle on a gravel road near Berlin shortly before...

Police say man accused of crashing gate threatened Trudeau

Jul. 6, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A military reservist who allegedly crashed his truck through a gate on the grounds where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lives was armed with two shotguns, a rifle and a revolver, and threatened Trudeau, according to prosecution documents made public on Monday. Police allege that Corey...

Police shoot, kill suspected carjacker in suburban St. Louis

Jul. 6, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

SPANISH LAKE, Mo. (AP) — An off-duty deputy shot and killed a suspected carjacker Monday after he struck a 67-year-old man as he walked on a suburban St. Louis sidewalk with his 10-year-old grandson, authorities say. St. Louis County police spokeswoman Tracy Panus said the suspect used a weapon to steal...

Emergency workers tend to an injured person on the ground after a driver sped through a protest-related closure on the Interstate 5 freeway in Seattle, authorities said early Saturday, July 4, 2020. Dawit Kelete, 27, has been arrested and booked on two counts of vehicular assault. (James Anderson via AP)

Driver in Seattle crash that hit 2 protesters due in court

Jul. 6, 2020 11:36 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The man accused of driving a Jaguar on to a closed Seattle freeway and hitting two protesters, killing one, is scheduled to appear in court on Monday for a discussion on whether he can be released on bail. Dawit Kelete, who is black, drove the car around vehicles that were parked on...

Man fires gun after firework set off, prompts SWAT standoff

Jul. 6, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A man angry that a firework exploded near his apartment complex shot at the man who set it off, authorities said, sparking a standoff that lasted for several hours. The shooting in Dayton occurred early Monday. The shots struck a car but did not hit any people, authorities said, and no...

Hit-and-run crash involving SUV, Amish buggy leaves 4 hurt

Jul. 6, 2020 9:34 AM EDT

SPARTA, Pa. (AP) — A hit-and-run crash involving an SUV and a horse-drawn Amish buggy left two adults and two young children in the buggy seriously injured, Pennsylvania state police said. The accident in Sparta occurred shortly before 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The SUV struck the buggy from behind and then fled...

Sheriff: 13-year-old killed in ATV crash in rural Kansas

Jul. 6, 2020 9:09 AM EDT

HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — A 13-year-old died after an all-terrain vehicle crash in northeastern Kansas, authorities there said. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that the crash happened around 2 a.m. Sunday on a rural road when the ATV’s driver lost control and the vehicle...

Charges pending for driver who hit, killed man, patrol says

Jul. 6, 2020 9:06 AM EDT

WINNER, S.D. (AP) — Charges are pending against the driver who struck and killed a man who was walking along a highway near Winner, according to the South Dakota Highway Patrol. The crash happened about 2 a.m. Saturday on Highway 18 about 13 miles west of Winner, the patrol said. The victim was pronounced...

Emergency workers tend to an injured person on the ground after a driver sped through a protest-related closure on the Interstate 5 freeway in Seattle, authorities said early Saturday, July 4, 2020. Dawit Kelete, 27, has been arrested and booked on two counts of vehicular assault. (James Anderson via AP)

Protester killed on Seattle freeway was dedicated to cause

Jul. 5, 2020 9:21 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A person killed Saturday when a man who drove his car onto a closed Seattle freeway and into a crowd protesting police brutality was remembered Sunday as someone who was dedicated to the cause. The other person hit in the incident, meanwhile, remained in serious condition Sunday at a...