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Highway and Road Disasters

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  • 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...
  • Driver intentionally rams car outside West Delray gated community, deputies say

    Driver intentionally rams car outside West Delray gated community, deputies say
    An impaired driver intentionally rammed another car head-on at the gate of a West Delray community, saying he was there to order pizza, according to a Palm Beach sheriff's arrest report. The crash led to the arrest of Nicholas Richardson, 24, of Cutler...
  • Police: Man charged with drunken driving in Palmer Township crash

    Palmer Township police said a man was driving drunk when he crashed his vehicle into two homes, three parked vehicles and several trees last month. Police said Kenneth Morales, 31, had had a 15-year-old girl in the car and was speeding when he crashed in...
  • Man found dead in Riviera Beach may have been aggressor, police say

    Man found dead in Riviera Beach may have been aggressor, police say
    A 20-year-old man found dead in his car Wednesday may have threatened another driver before he was shot, according to a Riviera Beach Police press release. Police got a call at 3:14 p.m. about a crashed red Buick Lacrosse near the corner of West 37th...
  • Lake Bluff man charged in Central Street accident spree

    An 82-year-old Lake Bluff man faces charges of reckless driving and disobeying police after his Jaguar ended up striking the same cars twice and another one on Central Street Monday evening, Dec. 22. The incident occurred about 8:30 p.m. Police were...
  • Driver sentenced in crash that killed 17-year-old cousin

    Driver sentenced in crash that killed 17-year-old cousin
    As his aunt's sobs echoed through the courtroom, James Jose Ramirez was handcuffed and led away to begin serving a jail sentence for killing his 17-year-old cousin in a high-speed crash. "This was an accident," Linda Oquendo told Lehigh County Judge...
  • Man fatally hit by unmarked police car on unlit street

    Man fatally hit by unmarked police car on unlit street
    Chicago police are investigating a crash in which an unmarked police car struck and killed a man on a darkened South Chicago street about 1:15 a.m. Wednesday. Several area residents complained about the frequent lack of street lighting in their...
  • 2 men killed in Irvine freeway crash

    Two men were killed when the van they were in careened off an Irvine freeway Monday night, according to authorities. The 2000 Ford Econoline was traveling at least 65 mph on the ramp from the southbound 133 Freeway to the northbound 5 Freeway when the...
  • Driver charged in fatal wrong-way Eisenhower crash

    A Chicago man has been charged with aggravated DUI in a wrong-way crash this week on the Eisenhower Expressway in Forest Park that killed a man and injured several others, police said. Matthew M. Bougher, 21, was charged with aggravated driving under...
  • Street racing suspected in fatal Tamarac crash, search warrant says

    Street racing suspected in fatal Tamarac crash, search warrant says
    A suspected street race of nearly 30 mph over the speed limit has taken a grim toll: A young life lost and plans for a military career put on hold. Investigators suspect a Hyundai was racing a motorcycle when the driver lost control and wrapped his...
  • Pilot killed in plane crash at Van Nuys intersection was a longtime JPL scientist

    Pilot killed in plane crash at Van Nuys intersection was a longtime JPL scientist
    The pilot killed in a small plane crash at a Van Nuys intersection Friday afternoon was a longtime scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory who specialized in designing robotics for exploring the surfaces of other planets. Alberto Enrique Behar, 47,...