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Highway and Road Disasters

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  • Fiery pileup on 405 Freeway kills one; witness recalls barreling truck

    A deadly pileup on the southbound 405 Freeway in North Hills erupted in flames Friday morning, engulfing three vehicles and closing multiple lanes for hours as crews worked to clear the charred wreckage. The crash, which occurred shortly before 7:30 a....
  • Records: Orlando cop accused in Apopka road-rage crash

    Records: Orlando cop accused in Apopka road-rage crash
    For nearly two months, Orlando police Officer Bryan Fischer has been off the streets while prosecutors decide if he or another driver should face criminal charges after an alleged road-rage crash in Apopka. The crash happened while Fischer was off-...
  • Stamford Police Looking For Suspect In Fatal Accident

    Stamford Police Looking For Suspect In Fatal Accident
    STAMFORD — Police are looking for the public's help finding a woman they suspect was involved in a fatal accident from last Friday. Felicia Burl may have been driving the Nissan Altima that ran a red light at West Main Street and Alvord Lane and...
  • Report: Florida State players left crash site

    The Sports Xchange Report: Florida State players left crash site Florida State starting cornerbacks P.J. Williams and Ronald Darby left the scene of an automobile accident last month, The New York Times reported Friday. According to the report, a car...
  • Hartford Firefighter On Leave After Farmington Arrest

    Hartford Firefighter On Leave After Farmington Arrest
    FARMINGTON — A Hartford firefighter has been suspended from his job, with pay, following his arrest on charges of drunken driving and evading the scene of an accident Thursday night in Farmington, police said. Jeffrey Vendetta was immediately...
  • Man who tried to help at Tennessee traffic wreck dies after fall

    NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) - A Good Samaritan who stopped to help at the scene of a car crash on Friday died after stepping over a bridge railing and plummeting into a river far below, Nashville police said. Mark A. Ferguson, 27, of Omaha, Nebraska,...
  • College football roundup: Florida State players left crash site

    The Sports Xchange College football roundup: Florida State players left crash site Florida State starting cornerbacks P.J. Williams and Ronald Darby left the scene of an automobile accident last month, The New York Times reported Friday. According to...
  • Motorist killed in crash with Tri-Rail train

    Motorist killed in crash with Tri-Rail train
    A collision between a Tri-Rail train and an automobile Friday morning left one man dead. It happened shortly before 7 a.m. on the train tracks approaching the Cypress Creek Station, Detective DeAnna Greenlaw said. "A southbound Tri-Rail train collided...
  • Man dies after telephone pole falls, strikes head

    Man dies after telephone pole falls, strikes head
    A 39-year-old Burbank property owner died Wednesday in an industrial accident during which a 22-foot telephone pole fell and struck the back of his head, police said. The man, who was the owner of a parking lot in the 4400 block of Empire Avenue where...
  • Motorcyclist killed after struck by vehicle near University Boulevard

    Motorcyclist killed after struck by vehicle near University Boulevard
    A 42-year-old Orlando man driving a motorcycle died Friday after he was struck by a vehicle on Dean Road near University Boulevard in Orange County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. FHP said Nancy Carlson, 77, was making a left turn onto Dean...
  • Nearly 20 years after fatal DUI, neither family happy with 5-year prison term

    Nearly 20 years after fatal DUI, neither family happy with 5-year prison term
    On Oct. 11, 1996, a fatal car crash in suburban Bartlett forever altered the lives of two immigrant families whose paths tragically intersected that day. Nearly 20 years later, the man who was drunk when he caused the crash — and then fled to...