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  • Passenger of US Airways flight takes video, selfie of crash in Philadelphia

    Passenger of US Airways flight takes video, selfie of crash in Philadelphia
    Amid the chaos of the US Airways jet that crashed in Philadelphia Thursday evening -- one passenger saw an opportune time to take an epic selfie, along with some compelling video.  "So my plane just crashed...," @han_horan tweeted at 6:35 p.m....
  • Fund established for Vernon Hills girl who survived crash that killed family

    Fund established for Vernon Hills girl who survived crash that killed family
    Rinka Hirayama was a cheerful 9-year-old before the accident that took the lives of her parents and brother — and she still is, those who know her say. Rinka suffered a broken arm and internal bleeding in the crash that killed the rest of her...
  • Stevenson High student, parents die in crash

    Stevenson High student, parents die in crash
    A Stevenson High School student and his parents were killed when their car was struck by a vehicle being chased by police in Arizona, officials announced Monday. The Lincolnshire school is mourning the death of Yuki Hirayama, a 16-year-old sophomore,...
  • Vernon Hills girl whose family died in crash expected to recover

    Vernon Hills girl whose family died in crash expected to recover
    A 9-year-old Vernon Hills girl who survived a horrific car crash that killed her family is expected to make a full recovery, officials said Tuesday. Rinka Hirayama was in fair condition at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, a spokeswoman there said. The...
  • Video: Airborne pickup truck nearly hits deputies

    Video: Airborne pickup truck nearly hits deputies
    It was a close call for Iowa deputies who were nearly hit by an airborne pickup truck while they were pulled over investigating a crash, WPTV is reporting. A semi that failed to slow down while approaching the crash scene rear ended a pickup truck and...
  • Watch: Driver crashes into CVS, narrowly misses shopper

    Watch: Driver crashes into CVS, narrowly misses shopper
    An 80-year-old shopper at a CVS in Winter Haven avoided being seriously hurt after a car came crashing through the store Wednesday. According to the Lakeland Ledger, Adrienne Watkins, 80, was shopping Wednesday afternoon when a 2008 Chevrolet Impala...
  • Metra train kills pedestrian in Zion

    Metra train kills pedestrian in Zion
    A Metra train struck and killed a pedestrian near the Union Pacific-North Line's Zion station this afternoon, authorities said. UP-North Line Train No. 325 hit a male pedestrian near 27th Street in Zion, just south of the Zion station, about 2 p.m.,...
  • 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...
  • 2 Killed, 23 Injured in Car Crash at SXSW

    AUSTIN -- Two people were killed and 23 more were injured after a car drove through SXSW festival barricades and struck a crowd of pedestrians early Thursday morning, police said. At a press conference held in front of the crime scene, Austin Chief of...
  • SXSW: Tragedy to Hang Over Film, Music Segments of Austin Fest

    The mood at SXSW will undoubtedly be somewhat somber on Thursday as fest-goers grapple with the news that two people were killed and 23 others injured when a car plowed into a large crowd outside a club hosting one of the fest's music showcases. It was...
  • Pedestrian struck, killed on 5 Freeway near Downey, snarling commute

    Pedestrian struck, killed on 5 Freeway near Downey, snarling commute
    A pedestrian was struck and killed on the northbound 5 Freeway near Downey early Thursday, prompting officials to close three lanes of traffic and clogging the morning commute. The incident occurred south of the Rio Hondo River around 4:15 a.m.,...