Preventable Tragedies

NSP: 1 dead after semi truck tips over, struck by another semi on I-80 near North Platte

January 26, 2021

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — One person is dead after a Tuesday morning crash on Interstate 80 near North Platte, according to a news release from the Nebraska State Patrol. The NSP said the incident happened around 6:10 a.m.In the news release, the NSP said a semi truck headed east tipped onto its side and blocked a portion of the westbound lanes of I-80 near mile marker 172. A semi truck that was headed west then hit the first truck, causing both occupants of the first truck to be ejected, according to the NSP.

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2-year-old killed in crash after broken-down car struck from behind

January 25, 2021

MEDINA COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) — A two-year-old boy was killed in a car crash in Medina County Sunday night. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at 8:11 p.m., the highway patrol’s Medina dispatch center received a call about a two-vehicle crash on SR 18 in Sharon Twp. with serious injuries.An investigation revealed a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu had become disabled in the eastbound lanes of SR 18. The highway patrol said the vehicle was partially in the right lane when it was struck from behind by a 2009 Jeep Liberty, which was heading east.

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Man hit and killed on I-5 after getting out of car in North Seattle

January 25, 2021

SEATTLE — A 64-year-old Pullman man was killed after he got out of his car following a crash on northbound I-5 in North Seattle Sunday night. Washington State Patrol troopers said a Ford F250 pickup lost control near 130th Street in the Northgate area around 7:20 p.m. The driver stopped in the middle lane with no headlights on. A second vehicle, a Honda Civic, hit the back of the truck and then came to a stop in front of it.

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Man killed after getting out of car following crash, trying to cross I-95 near Newark

January 24, 2021

A 53-year-old man from Bear died Sunday night after being hit by a car while trying to cross Interstate 95 north near Newark, Delaware State Police said. According to police, the man, who has not yet been identified, was driving a Nissan Titan on I-95 by South Chapel Street when he drifted off the highway and into the left shoulder. There, he hit a guardrail, which caused his car to rotate and stop facing south in the north lane.

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UPDATE: One person dead, several others taken to hospital after I-75 crash

January 24, 2021

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – One person is dead and several more are injured after a car hit two cars that were stopped on the side of the road. A total of four cars were involved. It happened Sunday afternoon in the southbound lanes of I-75 near the Benchwood Road exit. I-75 was shut down for more than two hours. A Camaro and SUV pulled over to help another vehicle that was stopped on the side of the road.

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CMPD investigating fatal hit-and-run

January 22, 2021

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is conducting an investigation after a fatal hit-and-run collision that occurred in the 9300 block of Brookshire Boulevard. Police say on Friday, Jan, 22 at around 8:49 a.m., officers responded to a crash involving a pedestrian. Upon arrival, officers located a pedestrian in the roadway. The pedestrian was then pronounced deceased by Medic. The victim has been identified as David Norman Mercurius. Police say Mercurius was in the right travel lane of northbound Brookshire Boulevard near the right shoulder of the roadway.

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DPS: Two dead, one hospitalized in three-vehicle crash involving semi-truck near Premont

January 22, 2021

PREMONT, Texas — Two people are dead after a crash in Jim Wells County involving three vehicles, one being a semi-truck, Texas Department of Public Safety officials said. The crash happened Thursday, Jan, 21 about 6 miles south of Premont in Jim Wells County just after 10 p.m. DPS officials said a driver of a Ford utility van was traveling south on US 281 when the driver of a Chevy Silverado, traveling north, veered into the Ford van’s lane and crashed into it head-on.

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2 people killed in crash involving tractor-trailer and car on I-71 south

January 21, 2021

Two men, ages 46 and 34-years-old, were killed in a crash on I-71 south at the I-480/237 split Thursday morning, according to a spokesperson for the Cleveland Division of Police. The crash happened around 12:09 a.m. involving a tractor-trailer and a car.Police said a 67-year-old was operating a tractor-trailer when the left front tire went flat. The trailer pulled off onto the left berm and was stopped partially in the left lane of I-71.

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Good Samaritan helping crash victim struck by hit-and-run driver in North Olmsted

January 20, 2021

NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio (WJW) — An emotional plea from the wife of a North Olmsted man who was struck by a hit-and-run driver.Susan Babiasz of North Olmsted says it’s a miracle that her 70-year-old husband, Rich Ruscin, is alive. “He called me and I said ‘how you doing babe. Boy, I’m hurt really bad Suzie.’ I can only imagine a car hitting you going 50 miles per hour in a 20 hour zone,” said Babiasz.

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Man Dies In Prince George’s County Car Crash: Police

January 19, 2021

LANHAM, MD — Police said a man crashed into a semi-truck in Prince George’s County on Jan. 12. Medics pronounced him dead on the scene, an incident reported added. Officers identified the victim as Carlos Chavez of Clinton. He was 47. The write-up noted that the accident happened around 11 p.m. in Lanham. Chavez was driving a black 2005 Ford E-350 east on U.S. Route 50 when his car left the travel portion of the roadway, troopers indicated.

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