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  • NTSB: Operator in O'Hare crash had fallen asleep at controls before

    NTSB: Operator in O'Hare crash had fallen asleep at controls before
    The train operator who was asleep during the Blue Line crash at O'Hare International Airport also dozed off at the controls in another incident less than two months ago, a federal investigator said Wednesday.  The stunning revelation — that the...
  • Driver in Chicago subway train crash had 'dozed off,' NTSB says

    The driver of a Chicago subway train that crashed at O'Hare International Airport told authorities that she fell asleep before the train entered the station, derailed and raced up an escalator, the NTSB announced Wednesday. She didn't wake up until...
  • Paul Walker crash caused by 'unsafe speed,' investigators say

    The car crash that killed "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas was caused by excessive speed that may have topped 93 mph, about twice the speed limit of the curvy road in the Santa Clarita business park where the accident occurred,...
  • Paul Walker's Porsche had outdated tires at time of fatal crash

    The Porsche that Paul Walker was riding in when it crashed and burst into flames, killing the "Fast & Furious" actor and his friend behind the wheel, was on tires that were more than twice the recommended age for the high-performance car, investigators...
  • Westbound Bay Bridge traffic snarled after two tractor trailers collide

    Westbound Bay Bridge traffic snarled after two tractor trailers collide
    Two tractor trailers collided on the westbound span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge shortly after noon Wednesday, closing the span to traffic and bringing environmental officials to the scene for a fuel spill. Hours after the crash, westbound traffic was...
  • 12-year sentence for driver in fatal Sycamore crash

    12-year sentence for driver in fatal Sycamore crash
    A man who had heroin in his system when he caused a car accident that killed a Sycamore boy was sentenced today to 12 years in prison. Benjamin Black, 29, of Sycamore pleaded guilty in November to aggravated DUI in the death of 11-year-old Matthew...
  • Remains of train victim mistakenly released to two funeral homes

    Remains of train victim mistakenly released to two funeral homes
    The Cook County medical examiner’s office is investigating how the remains of a train accident victim got separated and released to two different funeral homes, officials said. Some of the remains of the man, killed by a Metra train in Palatine...
  • Lawyer: Fontana woman charged with killing 6 in DUI case is 'scared'

    Lawyer: Fontana woman charged with killing 6 in DUI case is 'scared'
    A Fontana woman who has been in jail since February after allegedly driving drunk on two freeways and killing six people in a crash in Diamond Bar is grieving and scared, her attorney said Wednesday. Los Angeles County Deputy Public Defender Ramiro...
  • Private service to honor crash victims

    Private service to honor crash victims
    On Tuesday, in the absence of fanfare or media attention, La Caņada’s tiny Glenola Park will play host to a quiet memorial service as friends and family gather to remember and mourn two of their own, whose lives were tragically cut short five...
  • Model train area hit again

    Model train area hit again
    For the second time this month, the Orange County Model Engineers group has reported major vandalism at its ridable train setup in Costa Mesa's Fairview Park. Six park tables at Goathill Junction, which is what the nearly 40-acre rail attraction is...
  • Mom of bicyclist killed in DUI accident sues driver

    Mom of bicyclist killed in DUI accident sues driver
    The mother of a bicyclist killed last spring while riding in the Old Town neighborhood filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the man charged in his death as well as the man’s employer. Robert Cann, who went by Bobby, was riding his bicycle in the 1300...