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Family of woman who died in Virginia jail settles lawsuit

Sep. 18, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The family of a woman who died at a Virginia jail after staff ignored her drug withdrawal symptoms has agreed to settle a lawsuit for $500,000, a family attorney said. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Pamela Riddick was booked into the Portsmouth...

Crash near Lincoln leaves 1 woman dead, authorities say

Sep. 18, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A woman has been killed in a head-on crash southeast of Lincoln, authorities say. The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that the crash happened around 9 p.m. Friday when a car crossed the center line of Nebraska Highway 2...

Wyoming marks 20th anniversary of 8 runners killed in crash

Sep. 18, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The returning members of the Wyoming cross country program suffered through a tough year. The 2020 fall season was postponed due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Training for a truncated winter schedule proved to be difficult with all of the contact...

Indiana doctor sentenced in DUI crash that killed infant

Sep. 18, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

BLUFFTON, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana physician has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty in a drunken driving crash that killed an infant and severely injured the boy's father. Russel Jerome Legreid II of Roanoke was sentenced Wednesday by a...

Suspected DUI driver held after passing out in moving Tesla

Sep. 17, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — A woman who apparently passed out while her Tesla was on Autopilot and hit a Southern California freeway wall was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, authorities said. Karla Villanueva, 31, was arrested late Thursday in the Los Angeles...

NTSB to investigate Tesla crash in Florida that left 2 dead

Sep. 17, 2021 21:35 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Federal officials said Friday they will investigate a fiery Tesla crash that left two people dead in South Florida. Three investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board are traveling next week to Coral Gables, where a Tesla Model 3...

Unsupervised Rikers inmate crashes prison bus into wall

Sep. 17, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An inmate at New York City’s troubled Rikers Island jail complex hopped behind the wheel of a prison bus Thursday night and crashed it into a wall while guards weren’t looking, officials said. Two inmates were evaluated for minor injuries. One guard...

Missouri man sentenced in fatal accident during police chase

Sep. 17, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City, Missouri man, has been sentenced to nearly 50 years in prison for causing a fatal crash while he was fleeing from law enforcement officers in Kansas. Anthony Jay Dorsey, 31, was sentenced for second-degree murder in the death of...

Two arrests in fatal bicycle crash south of Reno in June

Sep. 17, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The driver and a passenger in a car that struck and killed a bicyclist on U.S. Highway 395-A south of Reno in June have been arrested after investigators say the female passenger lied to state troopers about who was driving at the time of the crash. ...

Woman dies when car falls from California parking structure

Sep. 17, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — A woman died after she drove her car through a wall on the fourth story of a Southern California parking structure and it fell to the ground, authorities said Friday. The Orange County Register reports the car landed on the ground upside down and...