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AP review: At least 13 auto safety rules are years overdue

Oct. 16, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After their 16-year-old daughter died in a car crash, David and Wendy Mills wondered whether she would be alive if federal rules on rear seat belt warnings had been issued on time. Four years later, with no rule and traffic fatalities spiking,...

Crash involving school bus, SUV, car kills 2 drivers; 1 hurt

Oct. 16, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

PITTSGROVE, N.J. (AP) — A crash in New Jersey involving a school bus, a sport utility vehicle and a car killed two of the drivers and injured the third, authorities said. State police said the crash happened at about 4 p.m. Friday in Pittsgrove...

Minnesota woman killed in North Dakota construction accident

Oct. 16, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A road construction worker was killed in the eastern North Dakota community of Cooperstown when she was struck by a dump truck. The Highway Patrol said the truck was backing up to pour asphalt on the roadway when it hit the 50-year-old woman from...

Interstate widening in Baton Rouge will involve tree removal

Oct. 16, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's transportation department is promising that two new trees will be planted for each one that is cut down to widen Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge. Construction on a new College Drive exit ramp near the I-10/I-12 split will begin by the...

Leavenworth man pleads guilty in death of pedestrian

Oct. 16, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Leavenworth man who was speeding on a stolen motorcycle when he struck a pedestrian has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Justen Michael McCarter, 37, also pleaded guilty Friday to possession of stolen property, County Attorney Todd...

Police: Driver fatally shot in apparent road rage incident

Oct. 16, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say road rage apparently triggered a fatal shooting discovered when officers responded to a crash. A car's driver was pronounced dead Friday night at a hospital where he was taken when officers discovered he had gunshot...

Teens arrested in connection with fatal hit-and-run crash

Oct. 16, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — Wauwatosa police have arrested four juveniles in connection with a hit-and-run crash that struck and killed a 47-year-old woman who was trying to stop an attempted vehicle theft at a Wauwatosa hotel early Thursday morning. Police said the four...

St. Louis County officer found not guilty in death of girl

Oct. 16, 2021 10:45 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis County officer has been found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter for the death of a 12-year-old girl who was hit by his patrol car in 2019. Officer Preston Marquart was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Akeelah...

1 dead after vehicle, South Shore train collide in Gary

Oct. 16, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — One person died after a car and a South Shore commuter train collided, authorities said. A motorist tried to go around the gates at a crossing in Gary and was struck by the train around 6 p.m. Friday, South Shore Line President Michael Noland said. ...

Police: Woman who died after found on road was hit by car

Oct. 16, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

BROOKFIELD, Vt. (AP) — A woman who was found unconscious on a road and later died at a hospital was hit by a car, Vermont State Police said. Troopers said Brenda Flint, 44, was found on the road in Brookfield at about 11 a.m. Friday. They reported finding vehicle parts...