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Highway and Road Disasters

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  • Hit-and-run driver slams into poles; 1,140 in Sun Valley without power

    Hit-and-run driver slams into poles; 1,140 in Sun Valley without power
    Crews are working to restore electricity to more than 1,000 customers after a driver struck several power poles and fled early Friday. Police are continuing to look for the driver who crashed into the power poles and a fire hydrant about 1 a.m. on...
  • I-84 In Vernon Re-Opens After Fiery, Early-Morning Truck Crash

    I-84 In Vernon Re-Opens After Fiery, Early-Morning Truck Crash
    VERNON — Two tractor trailers crashed, and one burned, before dawn Friday, shutting down I-84 between exits 66 and 67 for eight hours. No one was seriously injured. The westbound lanes re-opened in time for the morning rush, but the eastbound lanes...
  • Former Chrysler Group recalling pickups for possible loose fastener

    FCA US, the former Chrysler Group, is recalling almost 288,000 Dodge Ram pickup trucks globally that had been under review by U.S. safety regulators over complaints that a loose fastener might cause the rear axle to lock up or detach. The 287,945 Ram...
  • Crash outside Christmas concert: Kindergartner is 4th to die

    Crash outside Christmas concert: Kindergartner is 4th to die
    A 6-year-old boy is the fourth victim to die from his injuries after a crowd of people was struck by a car following a Christmas concert outside a church in Redondo Beach, coroner’s officials said Friday. Samuel Gaza, a kindergartner who had...
  • Traffic: Emergency roadwork on MD 22 North

    Traffic: Emergency roadwork on MD 22 North
    Emergency roadwork on MD 22 North in Aberdeen at MD 132 has closed the southbound right traffic lane and southbound right shoulder at 5:33 a.m. on Friday, according to the state Department of Transportation. All lanes are open on Interstate 95 South...
  • Panthers QB Cam Newton relishes new role: Santa

    One week after sustaining two fractures in his lower back in a two-car collision, Cam Newton was playing Santa Claus and shooting basketball with two-dozen middle-school children at Charlotte's Cochrane Collegiate Academy on Tuesday afternoon. He wasn'...
  • Tractor Trailer Crash Sparks Fire, Snarls Traffic

    Tractor Trailer Crash Sparks Fire, Snarls Traffic
    VERNON — Two tractor trailers crashed and burned overnight, shutting down I-84 between exits 66 and 67. No one was injured. The westbound lanes re-opened in time for the morning rush, but eastbound lanes remained closed, bringing eastbound traffic...
  • Man rams car into headquarters of Spain's ruling party

    A unemployed Spaniard who said he was a ruined businessman rammed a car containing gas cylinders into the headquarters of Spain's ruling People's Party in Madrid on Friday, triggering a police alert, official spokesmen said. No one was injured in the...
  • Couple from Boca Raton killed while crossing road in Deerfield

    Couple from Boca Raton killed while crossing road in Deerfield
    A Boca Raton couple who found new love late in their lives died Wednesday after being struck by a car on State Road A1A in Deerfield Beach. Francine Freedman, 80, and Philip Kendall, 85, were a handsome pair who packed a lot of living into their 18-...
  • Families of victims of fatal Texas festival crash sue organizers

    Families of the victims and survivors of a fatal March crash outside the popular South by Southwest festival in Austin sued the organizers on Thursday, according to court documents and local media. Four people died at this year's event when a 21-year-old...
  • Traffic Deaths Down 3.1 Percent in 2013

     
    Fatalities from traffic accidents decreased 3.1 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to a traffic fatality report issued today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In total, 32,719 Americans died in traffic accidents in 2013. That's down...