Preventable Tragedies

Man killed in hit-and-run in southeast Houston, driver left his car and ran

October 03, 2022

HOUSTON - An elderly man was killed in a hit-and-run crash on Saturday in southeast Houston. The Houston Police Department reported that at 10000 La Porte Highway (SH 225) near Gulfgate around 6 a.m., a red Toyota Corolla driven by a 76-year-old man was disabled with its hazard lights on in the main lanes. A witness told police that a white Kia Optima was going eastbound on the freeway and hit the back of the Corolla.

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Illinois State Police looking for driver who struck, killed woman along I-55 near Cahokia Mounds

October 02, 2022

ST. CLAIR COUNTY — Illinois State Police are looking for help identifying a driver who struck and killed a woman alongside Interstate 55 near Cahokia Mounds on Saturday night. The incident happened at about 8:50 p.m. along southbound 55 at milepost 8. The woman was getting into her disabled vehicle parked on the right shoulder when she was struck by a semi-trailer truck, police said. It did not stop and was last seen going south on the interstate.

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Motorcyclist thrown from vehicle in Lake County crash, hit and killed in second crash, FHP says

October 02, 2022

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – A motorcyclist from Leesburg is dead after being thrown from his vehicle in a crash on Saturday evening, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The 57-year-old Leesburg man was driving his Harley Davidson northbound on County Road 473 when a Toyota Tacoma driven by a 59-year-old Leesburg man driving southbound on County Road 473 attempted to make a left turn into gas station parking lot, traveling into the path of the motorcycle, troopers said.

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Police: Driver struck and killed while standing outside disabled car

October 02, 2022

MONROE – A motorist, who was standing on the side of Route 17 eastbound in the Town of Monroe, was struck and killed by a passing car Saturday morning, State Police said. Preliminary investigation revealed that Garfield Elliot, 47, of New Rochelle, was involved in a vehicle crash at about 6:16 a.m. where he was the driver of one of the vehicles. Elliot got out of his car in the center median of Route 17 and stepped into the roadway where he was struck by a 2018 Volkswagen that was traveling east.

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1 woman dead after crash on Highway 401 in Mississauga

October 01, 2022

A 23-year-old woman from Brampton is dead after an early morning collision on Highway 401 in Mississauga on Saturday. Provincial police say around 4:45 a.m. there was a minor collision involving two vehicles in the westbound collector lanes of Highway 401 just past Dixie Road. As the two drivers pulled off to the left hand shoulder of the highway, a third vehicle approached in the express lanes and stopped to speak with the drivers involved in the original crash.

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Arrest made after I-93 chain reaction crash leaves driver dead, two hurt

October 01, 2022

BOSTON - Massachusetts State Police are investigating a fatal overnight crash that involved three vehicles in what is believed to be two separate incidents on the southbound side of Interstate 93 in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. State police said the driver of one of the cars was fatally struck by another vehicle after he exited his car and was walking on the highway. “A basic sequence of events has been determined, while several circumstances of the incident remain under investigation,” state police said in a news release.

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South Carolina woman killed in rear-end wreck on I-12 near Mandeville

October 01, 2022

A Beaufort, South Carolina, woman was killed in an Interstate 12 traffic crash early Saturday, Louisiana State Police said. Naema Johns, 23, was driving eastbound near Louisiana 1088 just before 1 a.m. when she suddenly stopped in the right lane. An eastbound 2009 GMC Sierra rear-ended her 2011 Hyundai Sonata, pushing it off the highway into a tree, police said. Johns was wearing her seat belt but sustained fatal injuries and was declared dead at the scene.

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Man hit and killed while pulled over on the side of the road on I-37

September 30, 2022

SAN ANTONIO — Police say one person was killed in an accident on the southeast side early Friday morning. The crash was reported on I-37 between Military Drive and Loop 410 around 3:30 a.m. Witnesses told police that a man was on the side of the road with car issues when he was hit by a passing car. The driver of the car that hit him did not stop, so witnesses chased her to a nearby gas station on Hot Wells Blvd.

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Police identify victim of fatal crash in Shawnee

September 30, 2022

SHAWNEE, Kan. (KCTV) - A two-vehicle crash on southbound I-435 near Midland Drive has killed one person. A news release from the Shawnee Police said police officers responded to a rollover crash involving a commercial vehicle. Upon arrival, officers found a dump truck had left the road after striking an unoccupied pickup truck that was left abandoned on the shoulder of the highway. The driver of the commercial dump truck was ejected and sustained fatal injuries.

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Oklahoma Highway Patrol Releasing More Details of Noble County Crash on I-35

September 29, 2022

NOBLE COUNTY, Okla. – According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, one person died and seven others were injured in the massive pile up on I-35 on Tuesday near the Billings exit. OHP said a heavy blanket of smoke from a grass fire caused a chain reaction crash that left the southbound lanes of I-35 seared and scarred. “It was very violent,” said Oklahoma Highway Patrol’s Trooper Eric Foster. OHP hadn’t even heard reports of the grass fire before they got a call about a crash.

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