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Transportation Disasters

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  • Huntington Beach crash kills one, injures two; DUI suspected

    A 21-year-old suspected drunk driver was killed and two passengers were injured in Huntington Beach on Friday night when the driver lost control of his speeding vehicle and crashed into a tree, authorities said. The incident occurred about 8 p.m. at the...
  • LAPD detective killed in Beverly Hills crash is identified

    LAPD detective killed in Beverly Hills crash is identified
    The Los Angeles police detective killed Friday when a cement truck crashed into his pickup in Beverly Hills has been identified as a family man who had been with the department for 27 years. Det. Ernest L. Allen Sr. was assigned to the LAPD’s...
  • Hawaii-bound jetliner turns back, makes emergency landing at LAX

    A United Airlines Boeing 757 bound for Hawaii had to turn back and make an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport just before noon Saturday after smoke was detected in the cabin. None of the 143 passengers and crew on board United Flight...
  • 'We are all grieving,' after latest LAPD death, Chief Charlie Beck says

    'We are all grieving,' after latest LAPD death, Chief Charlie Beck says
    When Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck arrived last weekend to the scene of a fatal collision that had taken the life of Officer Roberto Sanchez, it immediately brought back a painful memory. On Aug. 2, 1979, Beck’s partner, Officer James J....
  • Authorities: Death of man hit by train ruled suicide

    Authorities: Death of man hit by train ruled suicide
    An autopsy determined the death of a 49-year-old Winnetka man who was struck by a train near a Glencoe Metra station last week was a suicide, authorities said. A Wednesday autopsy determined David DiPaolo, of the 1100 block of Tower Road in Winnetka,...
  • Three-car collision leaves a driver trapped in Costa Mesa

    Firefighters pulled a trapped driver from an SUV after a crash Saturday in Costa Mesa. The SUV ended up on its side after a three-car collision about 3 p.m. at Placentia and Adams avenues, according to police. The driver, who was the only one in the...
  • Lake Arlington path changes continue in wake of accident

    Lake Arlington path changes continue in wake of accident
    Pedestrians this year will be able to walk in both directions at the popular Lake Arlington path in Arlington Heights, park district officials said. Previously, the inside lane for walkers, runners, strollers, wheelchairs and others who use the path...
  • Mourners gather to remember father and daughter killed in plane crash

    Mourners gather to remember father and daughter killed in plane crash
    An overflow crowd packed a north suburban funeral service Tuesday for Jeffrey Bronken and his daughter, Katherine, 15, who were killed in a plane crash in Florida during their spring break. The service touched on how the Round Lake family had been twice...
  • Arlington Heights accident site called 'worst place to cross the street'

    Arlington Heights accident site called 'worst place to cross the street'
    Kathy Bass was having coffee with her sister at Starbucks in downtown Arlington Heights on a recent Saturday when she witnessed a scary sight. "There was a wave of people rushing outside, and I turned and saw a baby carrier had fallen out of the...
  • Wheaton police reports: Cars stolen with keys inside

    Wheaton police reports: Cars stolen with keys inside
    The following items were taken from police reports: A lawn chair was taken from the fire pit area in a back yard in the 300 block of W. Madison Avenue between 1:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. on May 4. A vehicle was ransacked but nothing of value was...
  • 1 dead after freight train strikes pedestrian

    1 dead after freight train strikes pedestrian
    One person died after being struck by a freight train in DuPage County Wednesday morning. The incident happened at about 10 a.m. near the border of West Chicago and Winfield, south of Wilson Street, according to Patrick Waldron, spokesman of Canadian...