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Man in motorized wheelchair killed crossing Missouri street

Nov. 19, 2019 8:07 AM EST

MEHLVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a driver has struck and killed a man as he attempted to cross a St. Louis area road in a motorized wheelchair. St. Louis County police say the collision happened around 6:15 p.m. in Mehlville. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said he was around 60 to...

Driver in texting case denies responding to message

Nov. 19, 2019 6:23 AM EST

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — The driver in what is believed to be New Jersey’s first texting-while-driving vehicular homicide case denies responding to a message when police say she caused a crash that left a pedestrian dead. Alexandra Mansonet on Monday testified she was looking down to turn on her rear...

Louisiana police officer injured in head-on crash with truck

Nov. 19, 2019 5:31 AM EST

CENTRAL, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana say a police officer has been injured in a head-on crash with another driver. A Baton Rouge police spokesman told news outlets that the officer was in her patrol car when she and the other driver, who was in a Ford truck, collided Monday afternoon. Neither...

Kentucky woman sentenced to 10 years for deadly car crash

Nov. 19, 2019 4:52 AM EST

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for causing a deadly car crash. The Daily News of Bowling Green reports 49-year-old Lee Ann Tarry, of Glasgow, was sentenced Monday. She previously pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and operating a motor vehicle while...

‘Wall of water’: Lawsuits detail deadly Navy collision

Nov. 18, 2019 8:40 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A lawsuit filed Monday details a desperate scramble for safety as water rushed in when a container ship collided with a U.S. Navy destroyer off Japan’s coast two years ago, killing seven sailors. The lawsuit filed against Tokyo-based NYK Line by survivors of the collision and...

Tucson man sentenced in crash that killed O’Connor’s sister

Nov. 18, 2019 8:38 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson man convicted of negligent homicide in a 2016 car crash that killed the younger sister of former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison. Pima County prosecutors say Jarrad Barnes was credited with 719 days of time...

Driver dies in Parks Highway crash south of Talkeetna

Nov. 18, 2019 5:50 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A driver died on the Parks Highway south of Talkeetna after crashing into a semi-tractor trailer. Alaska State Troopers say a southbound sedan drove in the wrong lane of traffic Sunday night and crashed head-on with a northbound commercial tractor-trailer at Mile 95. Troopers...

Deputy injured in crash on Des Moines County highway

Nov. 18, 2019 5:12 PM EST

MIDDLETOWN, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines County sheriff’s office deputy has been injured when his car collided with a truck hauling a trailer. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says 51-year-old Lt. Clinton Williams was injured in the crash Monday on Highway 79 between Middletown and Lake Geode. The...

Goodyear police IDs teen boy fatally struck by a school bus

Nov. 18, 2019 4:35 PM EST

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Goodyear have released the name of a teenager who died after being struck by a school bus last week. They say 13-year-old Peyton Munger was an 8th grade student at Western Sky Middle School. Police say no arrests have been made in the case and the cause of the fatal...

Driver involved in fatal weekend crash appears in court

Nov. 18, 2019 3:39 PM EST

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man charged with being drunk when he crashed his car over the weekend, killing his passenger, has appeared in court. Patrick Carson, of Newport, remained free on $50,000 bond after his arraignment Monday on charges including driving under the influence, death resulting....