| Mar 13, 2012
| 8:40 AM
Students of the Indianapolis Lighthouse Charter School headed back to school Tuesday morning with Monday’s deadly bus crash heavy on their minds.
The crash killed one young girl and the bus driver, as well as injuring several other students.
| Mar 13, 2012
| 9:13 PM
Investigators have begun to look for clues about what happened in the final moments before the crash that killed 5-year-old Donasty Smith and 60-year-old bus driver Thomas Spencer, II.
Kendale Adams of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 12:09 PM
The family of the school bus driver killed in a crash issued a statement Wednesday, thanking supporters for the thoughts and prayers.
Thomas Spencer, 60, and student Donasty Smith, 5, were pronounced dead after the Indianapolis Lighthouse Charter School...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 3:19 PM
A family is calling for the state to start requiring seat belts on school buses following last week’s deadly bus crash.
Michael Watkins was injured in last week's crash that killed 5-year-old Donasty Smith and bus driver Thomas Spencer.
| Mar 20, 2012
| 7:09 AM
Police are investigating an accident that claimed the life of a motorcyclist Monday.
It happened around 4:50 p.m. near Washington Street and Post Road.
Witnesses said the motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on Washington Street. The driver of a...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 3:00 PM
On any given day, a casual look at The Herald-Mail's most-viewed stories on its website has two constants — mayhem and death.
Witness, if you will, the top 10 most-viewed stories on June 14, a day chosen at random:
- Peace order application...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 12:41 PM
A teenage pedestrian was struck Thursday morning, temporarily shutting down westbound U.S. 40 in Hancock County.
The fatal accident occurred just before 6 a.m. in the 5500 block of East U.S. 40, east of Greenfield, Ind.
A woman driving a Cadillac...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 9:56 AM
Five people were killed in southwestern Indiana after a car crashed underneath a semitrailer on U.S. 41, just east of Vincennes.
The crash happened at approximately 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Police said the five people killed in the accident were riding in...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 4:30 PM
A mom accused of being high behind the wheel and causing a crash that killed her son appeared in court Monday.
Back in February, Deishay Scott lost control of her car near Waynestown while her two children were not in car safety seats. Scott's 2-year-...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 7:58 AM
By Jim Gorzelany
Economic woes and double-digit unemployment are being blamed for a rash of staged auto accidents by criminals against unsuspecting motorists to line their pockets through fraudulent insurance claims.
Ten people were...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 2:48 PM
The man arrested in connection with a hit-and-run accident that killed one man and injured another person in May received his sentence Wednesday morning.
Geoffrey Collins, 24, pleaded guilty in court Wednesday, and he received seven years in the...