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  • Man's new life cut short after crash with alleged drunken driver

    Man's new life cut short after crash with alleged drunken driver
    Jonathan Steve Diaz moved to Orlando from the Bronx, N.Y., with his girlfriend and her two children six months ago to reunite with his family, who relocated about a year ago. Together, Diaz and his girlfriend started a new life. They moved into the same...
  • Illinois State University student from Chicago area in coma after hit-and-run

     Illinois State University student from Chicago area in coma after hit-and-run
    An Illinois State University student from Crystal Lake is on life support in a downstate hospital after he was struck by a car, according to family friends. Benjamin Allison, 20, a Crystal Lake South High School graduate and an ISU sophomore, has not...
  • Glenview woman killed in Indiana crash may have been texting while driving

    Glenview woman killed in Indiana crash may have been texting while driving
    ┬áThe 18-year-old Glenview woman who was killed in a crash in Indiana was remembered by her family Wednesday as a “beautiful spirit.” Authorities said Emma Pincus Hartman might have been texting while driving when her car crossed the median...
  • 5 farmworkers killed in thick fog on Central Valley highway

    5 farmworkers killed in thick fog on Central Valley highway
    Five farmworkers were killed early Tuesday morning as thick fog blanketed a thoroughfare used to reach fruit and nut farms in Stockton. Visibility was practically zero when a van carrying seven farmworkers – all adult men -- was broadsided by a...
  • 2 dead, 1 injured in Torrance collision; PCH closed in both directions

    2 dead, 1 injured in Torrance collision; PCH closed in both directions
    Two people died and another was injured in a car collision in Torrance on Tuesday that halted traffic in both directions on Pacific Coast Highway, authorities said. Around 9 p.m., between Madison Street and Zamperini Way, two cars collided, possibly...
  • Wescosville woman hurt in rollover accident

    A Wescosville woman was injured after her car flipped in an accident in Upper Macungie Township on Wednesday afternoon. Amy Schmaldinst, 35, was taken by ambulance to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest after the accident on Ambassador Drive. According...
  • Two detained after their vehicle crashes into another vehicle during police pursuit

    Two detained after their vehicle crashes into another vehicle during police pursuit
    Two men were arrested early Tuesday morning after leading police on a car chase, during which the driver crashed into another car, leaving one person injured, police said. Just after 1 a.m., a Glendale officer initiated a pursuit after the driver, later...
  • Emergency roadwork on U.S. 40 East

    Emergency roadwork on U.S. 40 East
    Emergency roadwork on U.S. 40 East at North Ridge Road in Ellicott City has closed the left lane and left shoulder to eastbound traffic at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, according to the state Department of Transportation. DOT also reported a single-vehicle...
  • Semis jackknife on icy road, causing chain reaction involving at least 10 cars

    Semis jackknife on icy road, causing chain reaction involving at least 10 cars
    Two semis jackknifed on a glazed stretch of I-90 near Huntley Friday morning, causing a chain-reaction accident involving at least 10 cars, state police said. No serious injuries were reported in the accident, which occurred around 7:50 a.m. in the...
  • Woman tossed from car in Williams collision; she's 'conscious, talking'

    A woman was thrown from her car Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle collision in Williams Township, but she remained conscious after the crash, according to emergency radio reports. The two vehicles collided 5:45 p.m. at 2000 Raubsville Road near...
  • Indiana police take unsafe Megabus out of service

    Indiana police take unsafe Megabus out of service
    A Chicago-bound Megabus carrying 67 passengers was taken out of service after an Indiana trooper spotted it leaning to one side and an inspection found other problems, state police said. After an officer stopped the double-decker coach for speeding on...