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2 Iowa State crew members died their first time on the water

Oct. 21, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa State University crew club members were participating in their first practice on the water when they drowned in March after their boat capsized in strong winds, according to newly released investigative findings. The pandemic had kept the...

Parents of unrestrained girl killed on ride sue theme park

Oct. 20, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — On her family's first trip since the pandemic began, 6-year-old Wongel Estifanos got on a vertical drop ride at a Colorado amusement park with her uncle, aunt and cousins last month. When the floor pulled away from beneath them, everyone else fell in...

Man dies after falling from hot air balloon ride in Israel

Oct. 19, 2021 07:24 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A man is dead after falling Tuesday from a hot air balloon mid-flight, Israeli police said. The man, in his 20s, was a crew member who had been dangling from the basket when he fell, according to police. “I don’t know...

North Carolina woman killed, sister injured in ATV accident

Oct. 11, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

SANFORD, N.C. (AP) — A woman was killed and her sister injured after the ATV they were riding fell from a railroad bridge they were crossing, the N.C. State Highway Patrol said. According to a report from the patrol, two women were riding the vehicle on a railroad...

Teen dies, cousin injured after ATVs flip at Michigan dunes

Oct. 11, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

MEARS, Mich. (AP) — A teenager has died after an all-terrain vehicle crash at sand dunes in northern Michigan, authorities said. Another 13-year-old was injured Sunday at Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Oceana County. The two were cousins from Illinois. ...

Boy, 9, dies in crash of ATV operated by 10-year-old

Oct. 04, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

HILLMAN, Minn. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy died after the ATV he was riding in crashed in central Minnesota. The 10-year-old boy who was operating the vehicle suffered minor injuries, authorities said Monday. The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office said the 10-year-old was...

Family files lawsuit over deadly balloon crash in New Mexico

Sep. 28, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The family of a passenger on a hot air balloon that crashed and killed five people in Albuquerque in June is suing the estate of the deceased pilot and the companies that operated the commercial balloon. The estate of Martin Martinez, 62, filed...

ATV crash in Maine claims life of Connecticut man

Sep. 28, 2021 08:43 AM EDT

MADRID, Maine (AP) — A Connecticut man was killed when he lost control of an all-terrain vehicle and was thrown off, causing fatal injuries, officials said. Sebastian Constantini, 47, of Oxford, Connecticut, was leading a small group late Monday afternoon while...

Fights close amusement park, police seek vandalism victims

Sep. 27, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

BOWIE, Md. (AP) — Six Flags America in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., closed early Saturday after a series of fights broke out at the park. Prince George’s County police confirmed that officers stationed at the park in Bowie responded to the fights, but...

Officers say excessive speed contributed to ATV crash

Sep. 27, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, N.H. (AP) — Excessive speed contributed to an All-Terrain Vehicle crash into a tree that trapped the injured driver, New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officers said. The 45-year-old driver from Massachusetts was part of a group of six riders on a...