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Highway and Road Disasters

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  • Mom, 3 kids and family friend killed in Kansas City crash

    Investigators are trying to determine why a woman's car stopped on a Kansas City interstate, leading to an accident that killed her, three of her young children and a family friend. The car stopped in a far right-hand lane of the interstate Saturday...
  • 2 dead, a dozen injured in North Dakota train-bus crash

    2 dead, a dozen injured in North Dakota train-bus crash
    A school bus failed to yield to railroad crossing and stop signs and collided with an empty freight train Monday in North Dakota, killing the bus driver and a 17-year-old student and injuring 12 other people, the Highway Patrol said. The accident...
  • More than 20 hurt in tour bus crash in rural Arizona

    More than 20 hurt in tour bus crash in rural Arizona
    A tour bus flipped onto its side Thursday while on an agricultural sightseeing trip near the Arizona-Mexico border, injuring more than 20 people. Yuma County Sheriff's Office spokesman Alfonso Zavala said the bus had been on a dirt road near a field...
  • Maryland bishop responsible in fatal hit-and-run

    Maryland bishop responsible in fatal hit-and-run
    The first female bishop at the Episcopal Church of Maryland was the driver in a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist in Baltimore, a diocese spokeswoman said Monday. Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook, who's in the diocese's No. 2 spot, was driving...
  • Broward Transit driver: 21 crashes, 19 suspensions, still on job

    Broward Transit driver: 21 crashes, 19 suspensions, still on job
    In Fred Fischer's 30-year career as a Broward County Transit bus driver, he's rarely had a quiet period. Fischer has charted a chaotic course of mayhem since he was hired at age 39. The now 69-year-old driver is still on the job, despite being...
  • Eleven injured in head-on crash on Route 309

    Eleven injured in head-on crash on Route 309
    Eleven people were taken to hospitals Saturday afternoon after a sport utility vehicle collided with a passenger van on Route 309 in Rush Township, police said. Jarih Martinez Fermin, 23, of Summit Hill was driving south on Route 309 when his SUV crossed...
  • All lanes reopen on I-94 in Michigan after pileup

    All lanes reopen on I-94 in Michigan after pileup
    GALESBURG, Mich. - All lanes of Interstate 94 in southwestern Michigan reopened early Sunday, two days after a 193-vehicle pileup on the snowy highway, authorities said. State transportation officials reopened the eastbound lanes about 4:30 a.m., a...
  • Sandy Hook Families' Suit Against Gun Maker Will Test Federal Law

    Sandy Hook Families' Suit Against Gun Maker Will Test Federal Law
    The lawsuit filed Monday by victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting, seeking to hold liable the manufacturer of the Bushmaster AR-15 used in the massacre, will test the 2005 federal law designed to protect gun companies by using an exemption normally...
  • Man who crashed into school while fleeing police sent to prison

    Man who crashed into school while fleeing police sent to prison
    A man who authorities said crashed his car into a school in Hoffman Estates while fleeing police last fall was sentenced Friday to a year in prison for drunken driving. Jonathan Hernandez, 23, of Streamwood, pleaded guilty to felony aggravated DUI and...
  • Bicyclist killed in Boynton Beach crash was 58-year-old man

    Bicyclist killed in Boynton Beach crash was 58-year-old man
    A bicyclist struck and killed by a car in Boynton Beach was a 58-year-old man, police said Saturday. William Fred Tebbetts, who police say was homeless, died after pedaling into the path of a silver 2013 Ford Taurus while crossing Knuth Road from...
  • Coroner: Round Lake Beach teen was 3 times over limit in fatal crash

    Coroner: Round Lake Beach teen was 3 times over limit in fatal crash
    A Round Lake Beach 18-year-old who died in a single car accident New Year’s Day had three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system, according to the Lake County coroner’s office. Jesus Lopez was the only person in the vehicle, which...