Automotive accidents

March 20, 2019 - 7:43 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A truck carrying 40,000 pounds of printer ink overturned on an Atlanta interstate, closing all lanes on an outer loop for four hours. That's 5,500 gallons (20,820 liters) of ink. News outlets report a car cut in front of the truck around 2 a.m. Wednesday, causing the truck to lose...
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March 18, 2019 - 8:59 am
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man killed in a car crash last week has been identified as a former Major League Baseball player who was a member of the Seattle Mariners during its inaugural season. News outlets report Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken says 72-year-old Leroy Stanton...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2017 file photo, Ben Lieberman poses for a photo at his home in Chappaqua, N.Y. Lieberman, whose 19-year-old son died in a crash involving distracted driving, is urging support for a legislative proposal that would make Nevada the first state in the U.S. to allow police to use prototype technology to find out if a person was using a cellphone during a car crash. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
March 17, 2019 - 10:44 am
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Most states ban texting behind the wheel, but a legislative proposal could make Nevada one of the first states to allow police to use a contentious technology to find out if a person was using a cellphone during a car crash. The measure is igniting privacy concerns and has...
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Police work near the scene where an alleged leader of the Gambino crime family was shot and killed in the Staten Island borough of New York, Thursday, March 14, 2019. Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali, 53, was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his body at his home Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 14, 2019 - 7:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The reputed boss of New York's Gambino crime family was shot to death in front of his home by a gunman who may have staged a car accident to lure him outside, dying a virtual unknown compared with his swaggering 1980s-era predecessor, John Gotti. Police said Thursday they were...
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March 14, 2019 - 5:29 am
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (AP) — Tel Aviv has taken its first steps toward assisting pedestrians distracted by their smartphones by embedding LED stoplights at crosswalks. The municipality installed the "zombie traffic lights" Monday aiming to minimize accidents between vehicles and inattentive pedestrians...
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In this Feb. 14, 2019, photo, this photo shows the Honda logo on a sign at the 2019 Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. Honda will be recalling about 1 million older vehicles in the U.S. and Canada because the Takata driver's air bag inflators that were installed during previous recalls could be dangerous. Documents posted Monday, March 11, 2019, by Canadian safety regulators show that Honda is recalling many of its most popular models for a second time. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 12, 2019 - 7:42 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A type of Takata air bag inflator once thought to be safe has now come under scrutiny after a crash and explosion in Maryland injured the driver of a Honda minivan. The incident forced Honda on Tuesday to recall about 1.2 million vehicles in North and Central America from the 2001 to...
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March 11, 2019 - 6:43 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city has paid $950,000 to the family of a man who was hit and killed by a speeding police car in July 2017. The Charlotte Observer reports the city of Charlotte made that payment in December to the family of James Michael Short, who was trying to cross a...
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March 08, 2019 - 6:45 am
BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Officials have identified two people killed in a wreck on Interstate 77 in South Carolina earlier this week. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said in an email that 58-year-old Joyce Marie Dunn of Columbia died at the scene near Blythewood around 7 p.m. Wednesday. Sixty-...
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Map locates Soyalo, Mexico, where 25 Central American migrants died in an accident; 2c x 3 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 88 mm;
March 08, 2019 - 4:55 am
TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico (AP) — Authorities in the southern Mexico state of Chiapas say at least 25 Central American migrants have died when the truck they were traveling in overturned. The Chiapas state prosecutor's office said in a statement late Thursday that 29 others were injured in the...
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This undated booking photo released by Illinois Department of Corrections shows Floyd E. Brown. Illinois State Police say Brown, 39, suspected of shooting a sheriff's deputy and a woman Thursday, March 7, 2019 at an Illinois hotel crashed his vehicle along an interstate highway while trying to flee police. (Illinois Department of Corrections via AP)
March 08, 2019 - 12:30 am
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy and wounding a woman at an Illinois hotel was taken into custody Thursday after an hourslong standoff that began when he crashed his vehicle along an interstate highway, authorities said. Floyd E. Brown, 39, was arrested...
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