Preventable Tragedies

Traffic nightmare: Giant tomato spill causes several crashes on highway

September 22, 2022

VACAVILLE, Calif. (KOVR) - A tractor-trailer spill had a California highway looking like the start of a pizza party. Hundreds of crushed tomatoes spilled on Interstate 80 in Vacaville, California, and caused several collisions on Monday. Officials said the truck driver lost control and hit another car before slamming into the center median. Tomatoes covered the highway after the crash, which caused a serious road hazard. Authorities said a car got stuck in the spill, leading to a chain reaction of crashes involving four vehicles.

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Beer spills onto I-75 SB in Hernando County after crash involving 5 semis

September 21, 2022

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — All lanes of I-75 southbound have reopened in Hernando County after they were closed following a crash that involved five semis, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Only minor injuries have been reported, according to FHP. According to FHP, around 6 a.m. two semis were traveling on the interstate when one crashed into the back of the other while changing lanes. The first semi came to a final rest on the outside shoulder and the second came to a rest in the outside lane.

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46-year-old dies in multi-vehicle Glen Burnie crash

September 20, 2022

BALTIMORE – A 46-year-old man died Monday night after he crashed his van into a vehicle involved in another collision on Route 100 in Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County police said. About 11 p.m., a driver in a 2009 Lexus SUV was heading eastbound in the westbound lanes when they hit a 2011 Honda Civic head-on, police said. The crash occurred on Route 100 between Oakwood and Quarterfield roads. The driver of a 1994 Chevrolet van traveling westbound rounded a corner and hit the Lexus.

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Man is hit by a car and killed while trying to change his tyre on the side of one of Melbourne’s busiest highways

September 20, 2022

A man has died after he was hit by a car while change a tyre on the side of one of Melbourne’s busiest highways. He had pulled over into the emergency lane of the Western Ring Road near Deer Park, and was working on his tyre when he was hit at around 1am on Wednesday morning. He was taken to hospital but later died from his injuries. The driver of the car that hit him, a 35-year-old man, was not injured in the incident and stopped to help.

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SCHP: Tractor-trailer collides with disabled truck, causing fiery crash on I-95 in Dillon County

September 20, 2022

DILLON COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - A fiery crash had all lanes shut down Tuesday morning on the southbound side of I-95 in Dillon County. According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened just before 6 a.m. half a mile north of Exit 181B-South Carolina 38 Westbound to Bennettsville on I-95. Master Trooper Brian Lee said a Chevrolet truck was disabled in the southbound lanes when a tractor collided with it.

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Tanker-truck wreck kills driver, spills fuel, closes lane of Peach Orchard Road

September 20, 2022

A man was killed when the tanker truck he was driving overturned and caused a fuel spill Monday evening that closed a lane of Peach Orchard Road through Tuesday morning. Kenneth Allen Key, 55, of Keysville, was pronounced dead at the scene, Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen said early Tuesday. Key was driving an 18-wheeler south on Peach Orchard shortly after 9 p.m. Monday when the truck hit an abandoned vehicle on the southbound shoulder of the road, about a mile south of Mims Road, according to Richmond County sheriff’s Sgt.

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1 dead, others hurt after multivehicle crash on I-270 in Montgomery County

September 19, 2022

One person is dead and two others injured after a multivehicle crash on Interstate 270 in Maryland early Sunday morning, police say. In a news release, Maryland State Police said troopers responded to reports of two crashes on the northbound side of I-270 near the Montrose Road exit in Rockville around 3:35 a.m. on Sunday. In their preliminary investigation, police said the drivers of a Tesla Model S and a Toyota Sienna were traveling north on I-270 when the Tesla rear ended the Toyota.

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2 found dead in car after crash on Ga. 365

September 19, 2022

Sep. 19—Two people were found dead in their car Sunday afternoon after a wreck on Ga. 365 over the weekend, according to authorities. The driver, George Sidney Curtis III, 33, of Greensboro, North Carolina, and passenger Anne Marie Langston, 29, of Lula were found dead around 2:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, though Georgia State Patrol said they believe the crash happened sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning. Their Kia Optima was not seen by other drivers until the report around 2:45 p.

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Modesto man found dead in vehicle 10 hours after crash on Highway 108/120

September 19, 2022

A Modesto man died Saturday night in a crash on Highway 108/120 east of Knights Ferry in Tuolumne County, according to the California Highway Patrol. The 33-year-old was driving a Honda Civic west on 108/120, east of Tulloch Road, at an unknown speed, when the crash occurred around 10 p.m. “The driver failed to safely negotiate a right-hand curve in the roadway and lost control of his vehicle,” according to the CHP.

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North Highlands Multiple-Vehicle Crash Causes Major Injuries

September 19, 2022

A major multiple-vehicle crash was reported in North Highlands on September 18, resulting in injuries. The accident occurred along westbound I-80 just west of the Winters Street off-ramp around 5:51 a.m. and reportedly involved seven vehicles. A gray vehicle was allegedly sideways in the number one lane and struck by another car, which set off a chain reaction involving others. Major injuries were reported in the collision, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

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