Preventable Tragedies

Milwaukee women killed, Racine County I-94 crash

January 26, 2023

RACINE COUNTY, Wis. - Two Milwaukee women died in a crash in Racine County on Thursday morning, Jan. 26, and it was one of more than a dozen crashes amid slippery conditions. Sheriff’s officials said around 3:30 a.m., a semi rolled over on I-94 southbound, just north of the Highway 20 exit. I-94 and the Frontage Road between the Caledonia area and Mount Pleasant were very slippery, and sheriff’s officials responded to 15 crashes around the same time as the semi rollover.

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Pedestrian injured in morning crash in Georgia, VT

January 26, 2023

GEORGIA, Vt. — A pedestrian was injured in Georgia on Thursday after a car lost control and slid off the roadway while a motorist was attempting to help another driver. Vermont State Police said a driver on Highbridge Road in Georgia stopped to help another motorist, identified as 27-year-old Christopher Tuttle of Fairfax, who was standing outside his vehicle after his car had slid off the side of the road due to icy conditions.

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Crash involving nearly 20 vehicles closes northbound I-95

January 25, 2023

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (WWBT) -Multiple crashes on I-95 in Spotsylvania involving nearly 20 vehicles are causing significant delays Wednesday evening. On Jan. 25, Virginia State Police responded to a multi-vehicle crash northbound on I-95 at the 116-mile marker. Officials investigated and found three separate crashes involved. VDOT says 18 vehicles were involved in the crash as well. One person was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. They believe the initial crash caused a chain of secondary, reaction-style impacts after a sedan spun out in the rain.

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Steven De Oliveira killed in tragic Rahway pedestrian accident

January 25, 2023

RAHWAY, NJ, (January 21, 2023) - An investigation is underway following a fatal Saturday evening accident involving two vehicles and a pedestrian in Rahway. According to the Rahway Police Department, the incident happened on the Routes 1 and 9 overpass near Randolph Avenue at approximately 9:31 p.m. 36-year-old Steven Neves De Oliveira was operating a Nissan Frontier along Routes 1 and 9 when he stopped to check his vehicle for tire damage.

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Wrecked Car On I-95 Struck By Tractor Trailer

January 25, 2023

FOUR OAKS – One person was injured, Tuesday night, in a serious crash on Interstate 95 near Four Oaks. A 20 year-old Dunn woman was headed south toward home from her Smithfield area job when she reported a driver ahead suddenly applied the brakes, causing her to swerve into the median. Her car traveled through the center-divider cables and stopped in the northbound lanes as her disabled vehicle was now powerless.

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Winona woman killed in crash

January 24, 2023

WINONA, Minn. (WKBT)- A 29-year-old Winona woman was killed Wednesday afternoon in a crash with a semi. It happened just after 1:00 p.m. in the south bound lanes of Highway 61 south of Sugar Loaf View Rd in Winona. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the semi was parked on the shoulder of south bound Highway 61. A Saturn Vue, driven by the 29-year-old woman, was travelling south bound on Highway 61 when they collided.

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Evansville man missing for more than a month found dead in crashed car under bridge

January 23, 2023

EVANSVILLE, Ind — A missing Evansville man was found dead Friday still inside his crashed car that had been out of sight under a bridge for more than a month. Family members reported 47-year-old Brian Colbert of Evansville missing on Dec. 10, 2022. An Evansville Police Department investigation into his disappearance was turned over to Indiana State Police because Colbert was last seen in nearby Princeton. State police said Colbert worked at Toyota Boshoku in Princeton.

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No leads after 25-year-old broken down trucker struck by hit-and-run vehicle

January 23, 2023

Police have no leads after a trucker was struck while tending to his broken down semi truck in Chicago on Sunday night. The incident occurred on January 22nd at 9:36 p.m. in the 10700-block of West Irving Park Road in Chicago, Illinois. According to ABC 7 Chicago, the trucker was parked in the eastbound lanes of the roadway with his flashers on and triangles placed. The driver was then struck by an unidentified vehicle, which fled the scene.

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OSHP: Woman killed in two-vehicle crash after striking deer in Licking County

January 23, 2023

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A 20-year-old woman was killed in a crash involving two vehicles in Licking County Monday night. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the crash happened at approximately 7:10 p.m. on state Route 661 north of Granville in McKean Township. A Jeep Cherokee driven by 20-year-old Emma Bartlett of Newark was traveling northbound when she struck a deer crossing the roadway. The vehicle stopped partially on the roadway. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said it is unknown if the Jeep became disabled.

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1 dead, 3 injured after semi hits parked vehicles on Trans-Canada Highway east of Calgary

January 22, 2023

One man is dead and three others were taken to hospital after a semi crashed into two other semis parked along the shoulder of the Trans-Canada Highway east of Calgary early Friday morning. RCMP confirms the crash occurred around 3 a.m. near Paradise Road in the city of Chestermere, a few kilometres east of Calgary city limits. RCMP officers from both Chestermere and Strathmore arrived on the scene minutes after the crash.

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