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  • Vigil held for Disneyland-bound family of five killed in crash

    Vigil held for Disneyland-bound family of five killed in crash
    Friends and loved ones of a family of five killed in a car crash while en route to Disneyland gathered in disbelief and shared grief during a vigil in Hesperia on Monday night. The parents -- identified by relatives as Angelica Garcia-Garcia and Gerardo...
  • Report: 'Midnight Rider' Director Says It Was 'Not My Job' to Obtain Permits to Shoot on Tracks

    Appearing at a court hearing on Monday, "Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller said that other members of the crew were tasked with obtaining written permits to shoot on CSX train tracks on Feb. 20, when an oncoming freight train unexpectedly came on...
  • Paul Walker crash: Driver's widow sues Porsche, alleges design flaws

    The widow of the man behind the wheel of the Porsche Carrera GT that crashed and killed actor Paul Walker last year has sued the car manufacturer, alleging that faults with the design and suspension led to the fatal crash. The lawsuit filed Monday on...
  • Severn woman pleads guilty to negligent driving in fatal crash

    Severn woman pleads guilty to negligent driving in fatal crash
    A 21-year-old woman police had accused of distracted driving in a fatal 2013 crash in Anne Arundel County pleaded guilty Monday to a lesser traffic charge and was fined $500 after prosecutors acknowledged they couldn't prove she had been texting during...
  • Driving while pregnant: Car crash risk spikes 42% in second trimester

    Driving while pregnant: Car crash risk spikes 42% in second trimester
    Pregnancy is not without health risks, and now researchers from Canada have identified a new one: serious car crashes. During the second trimester of pregnancy, a woman’s odds of being behind the wheel in a multi-vehicle accident that was bad...
  • LCAD could get traffic signal sooner than expected

    LCAD could get traffic signal sooner than expected
    Caltrans will aim to install a traffic signal in front of Laguna College of Art + Design by Sept. 1, agency spokesman David Richardson said Friday. "I'm not guaranteeing [Sept. 1], but if we're lucky we'll make it," Richardson said of a signal that...
  • Woman dies following Oak Park crash

    Woman dies following Oak Park crash
    A 79-year-old woman died after a car she was in hit a tree in Oak Park Sunday morning, authorities said. The woman, identifed as Ethel Baskins, of the 900 block of West 51st Street in Chicago, was pronounced dead at 8:44 a.m. at Loyola University...
  • Family of 5 killed in Hesperia crash reportedly headed to Disneyland

    Family of 5 killed in Hesperia crash reportedly headed to Disneyland
    The family of five that were killed Sunday in a car crash in Hesperia were reportedly on their way to Disneyland to celebrate a birthday when a van veered into oncoming traffic and slammed into their car. The crash occurred about 7 a.m. at Main Street...
  • Traffic: Two injured in Harford Co. crash

    Traffic: Two injured in Harford Co. crash
    As of 8:30 a.m., traffic lanes have reopened on Interstate 95 following a motor vehicle collision just past exit 74 in Harford County. The crash, which involved multiple vehicles, left two people injured, according to Joppa Magnolia Volunteer Fire...
  • Delays on UP North Line after derailment

    Delays on UP North Line after derailment
    Delays were running as long as 20 minutes on Metra's Union Pacific North Line this morning after a train derailed Sunday evening, according to Metra officials. No passengers were on Train 826 when it derailed close to a train yard near Waukegan, Metra...
  • Police: Stranger pulls boy from crashed SUV after driver flees

    Police: Stranger pulls boy from crashed SUV after driver flees
    A 3-year-old boy left alone in a crashed SUV was pulled to safety by a bystander moments before the car caught fire, police said. The SUV struck an abandoned building in the 2000 block of West 59h Street about 11:45 p.m. Sunday, Police News Affairs...