Latest Automotive accidents News

2 dead after head-on collision in northwestern Oklahoma

Jan. 27, 2020 5:48 PM EST

FAIRVIEW, Okla. (AP) — Two people were killed in a weekend head-on car crash in northwestern Oklahoma, state troopers said Monday. It happened Sunday night near Fairview, about 105 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. A Chevrolet Cruze heading west on U.S. Highway 60 crossed the center line and slammed into a...

Life sentence for crash that killed linemen after hurricane

Jan. 27, 2020 5:46 PM EST

CHIPLEY, Fla. (AP) — A man who prosecutors say was high on drugs when his pickup truck fatally struck three utility workers in the Florida Panhandle as they were repairing power lines after Hurricane Michael was sentenced Monday to life in prison. John Goedtke, 38, had pleaded no contest last week to three...

NHP probes pedestrian death on US 50 northeast of Dayton

Jan. 27, 2020 5:16 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle over the weekend on U.S. Highway 50 in Lyon County near Dayton. The patrol says the male victim whose name has not been released had gotten off his ATV and was in the travel lane he was...

County worker who died was operating faulty equipment

Jan. 27, 2020 4:29 PM EST

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A Benton County road worker who died on the job was operating a poorly maintained piece of leased logging equipment that was owned by his supervisor’s son, according to findings from two investigations. Pete Neuman, 59, was using a John Deere skidder to move logs at the site...

Colorado officials name D.C. man as snowmobile crash victim

Jan. 27, 2020 4:24 PM EST

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A Washington, D.C., man died in a snowmobile crash on the backside of Aspen Mountain, Colorado authorities said. John Boyd, 40, died in the accident reported to emergency officials around 7:20 p.m. Saturday, The Aspen Times reported. The cause and manner of death are under investigation...

Charlotte airport worker's family sues over his death

Jan. 27, 2020 3:28 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The family of a man who died in a baggage vehicle accident at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in 2019 has filed a lawsuit against the city of Charlotte and American Airlines. Texas law firm Hilliard Martinez Gonzales filed the lawsuit last month in Mecklenburg County Superior...

Last Holy Cross rower hurt in Florida crash out of hospital

Jan. 27, 2020 3:04 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The last member of the Holy Cross women's rowing team injured in a traffic crash in Florida that claimed the life of a teammate was released from the hospital Monday, the school announced. Anne Comcowich, a sophomore from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, left Lawnwood Regional Medical...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2011, file photo, U.S. basketball star Kobe Bryant plays with a ball during a sponsor's appearance in Milan, Italy. In Europe where Bryant grew up, the retired NBA star is being remembered for his

Italian town where Bryant played as a kid mourns — again

Jan. 27, 2020 1:14 PM EST

ROME (AP) — For a city already familiar with losing a basketball hero, Kobe Bryant’s death made a particularly strong impact in the Italian town of Rieti. Nicknamed “the center of Italy” for its geographic location amid the Apennine Mountains, Rieti was the first stop on...

Washington driver charged with killing teen worker with car

Jan. 27, 2020 1:07 PM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A man who authorities said drove his car over a teenage girl in a Washington state field was charged in federal court with involuntary manslaughter. Joshua Cole Sampson, 34, was charged in U.S. District Court with the June 1 death of 17-year-old Petrona Mendez Ruiz, The Yakima Herald...

Snowmobiler in crash charged with having suspended license

Jan. 27, 2020 11:59 AM EST

PITTSBURG, N.H. (AP) — A snowmobile operator who went off a trail and struck a rock or stump was charged with having a suspended license for the vehicle, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department said. Conservation officers said they investigated the crash on Saturday afternoon in Pittsburg. They said...