Latest Transportation accidents News

Deadly wrong-way highway crashes continue to plague Arizona

Jun. 12, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Cathy Hocking is not OK. The past four years of her life have been a waking nightmare rife with questions that have no answer. Every day ends with a struggle to fall asleep and begins with a fight for a reason to get out of bed. No...

Georgia city official arrested, accused of pushing trooper

Jun. 12, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

CORDELE, Ga. (AP) — A south Georgia elected official has been charged with felony obstruction of law enforcement after police say he interfered in the investigation of a fatal accident. WALB-TV reports Cordele City Commissioner Royce Reeves Sr....

Woman dies week after being injured in Wichita hit-and-run

Jun. 12, 2021 10:45 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 26-year-old woman who was injured in a hit-and-run last weekend has died, police said. Wichita police said the woman was hit by a speeding car last Saturday as she crossed a street in central Wichita. She died Friday. The...

Man guilty of manslaughter for crash that killed 2 teens

Jun. 12, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A Woodland, Washington man has been found guilty of manslaughter and other crimes for killing two Sweet Home, Oregon teens in a head-on drunk driving crash. A 12-member jury found 22-year-old Austyn Hillsman guilty of two counts of second-degree...

Sri Lanka seeks initial $40M from stricken ship's operator

Jun. 12, 2021 07:05 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka is seeking an interim claim of $40 million from the operator of a fire-ravaged cargo ship to cover part of the cost of fighting the blaze, officials said Saturday. Sri Lanka's attorney general has sent the claim to lawyers...

At least 6 injured in cargo ship fire at Manila wharf

Jun. 12, 2021 07:03 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A fire and a powerful blast ripped through a small cargo ship docked to refuel in the Philippine capital of Manila on Saturday, injuring at least six people and igniting a blaze in a nearby riverside slum that gutted dozens of shanties, officials said. ...

Search for missing California ferry passenger called off

Jun. 12, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities on Friday night called off a sweeping air and sea search for a passenger who went overboard from a ferry off the coast of Southern California. Crews from Los Angeles County and the U.S. Coast Guard searched Thursday night and all...

Police: Mother, 2 kids killed in collision with stolen SUV

Jun. 11, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man who was driving a stolen SUV ran a red light, causing a multi-vehicle collision that killed a woman and her two teenage children, police said Friday. Police arrested Raymond Montgomery, 33, after he was released from the hospital. He was booked into...

2 dead when bus, SUV collide on interstate in Indiana

Jun. 11, 2021 20:53 PM EDT

BROOKSTON, Ind. (AP) — Two people were killed and many more injured when an SUV collided with a Greyhound bus Friday on Interstate 65 in northwestern Indiana, police said. The driver of a Chevrolet Tahoe lost control while traveling south on the interstate when the...

NTSB: Jet pilot had emergency, ejected in crash near Nellis

Jun. 11, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A civilian pilot killed when a Dassault Mirage F-1 crashed last month near Nellis Air Force Base reported a flight emergency and ejected moments before the jet slammed to the ground and burst into flames, federal crash investigators reported Friday. No...