Preventable Tragedies

Nine injured in multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis

January 22, 2023

MINNEAPOLIS – Nine people are recovering from injuries after a pileup Sunday evening on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis. The State Patrol says that troopers responded to a seven-vehicle crash shortly after 8:30 p.m. on westbound I-94 near Franklin Avenue. Nine people from seven different vehicles were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The crash is under investigation.

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Troopers investigate deadly crash involving disabled vehicle in Orange County

January 21, 2023

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash after a disabled vehicle was hit on the side of the highway. The crash happened Friday night around 11 p.m. on southbound State Road 429 near Seidel Road. Troopers said a Nissan Altima was stopped in the outside lane of S.R. 429 south of Seidel Road. The Altima was parked in the outside lane after being involved in a collision around 10 minutes earlier.

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Large section of Interstate 70 closed for more than 16 hours following major pileup

January 19, 2023

A winter storm that dumped several inches of snow across Colorado on Wednesday wreaked havoc on Interstate 70. Multiple crashes involving more than 20 vehicles led to a massive pileup near Strasburg, Colorado, which is just east Denver. “Semis came through here, obviously a little bit faster than they should. Lost control and started just a chain reaction of semi after semi colliding, jackknifing,” Colorado State Patrol (CSP) Cpl. Ian Alvarado told CBS News.

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Bridgeport Woman Struck and Killed on Route 8 in Shelton: Police

January 18, 2023

A 33-year-old Bridgeport woman has died after she got out of the vehicle she was driving and was hit by another vehicle on Route 8 in Shelton early Thursday morning, according to state police. State police identified the woman as Joan Marie Forgas and said she was struck around 12:13 a.m. They said the Jeep Grand Cherokee that Forgas was driving was parked between the right lane and shoulder of Route 8 North, just before exit 13, and she got out of her vehicle.

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Crash involving 9 semitrailers, 12 other vehicles in Arapahoe County closes I-70 to Kansas border

January 18, 2023

A semitrailer jackknifed on Interstate 70 in Arapahoe County on Wednesday afternoon, leading to a domino-effect multi-vehicle crash involving eight additional semitrailers and a dozen passenger vehicles. The crash and winter storm conditions forced a shutdown of the highway from Airpark Road to the Kansas border, though no injuries were reported. The crash happened at about 12:45 p.m. Wednesday in the eastbound lanes of I-70 near Byers, said Master Trooper Gary Cutler, a Colorado State Patrol spokesman.

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Five Injured in Cow, Car Accident on US 62/82 near Ropes, TX

January 18, 2023

Hockley County, TX – January 17, 2023, five people were injured following an accident where a vehicle hitting a cow caused a chain reaction. Officials said they responded to the area of US 62/82 and Foster Road at around 7:30 a.m. According to initial reports, a vehicle traveling along the highway crashed into a cow. This left the vehicle stationary, following which another vehicle crashed into the first one. Five people were taken to the hospital, and injuries did not appear to be life threatening.

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Robert Irving Epps Killed in Truck Accident in Dallas, TX

January 18, 2023

Dallas, TX – December 22, 2022, Robert Irving Epps was killed following an accident where an 18-wheeler hit his vehicle. Investigators said that the crash took place at around 10:37 p.m. along the southbound lanes of I-35E near Medical District Road. It appears that 55-year-old Robert Irving Epps was in a vehicle that became disabled in the center of the freeway. While there, an 18-wheeler slammed into the back of the car.

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Driver Struck By Semi-Truck After Surviving Crazy Car Crash In Seattle Area

January 17, 2023

A driver who survived his car getting struck by two vehicles ended up getting hit by a passing semi-truck, KIRO 7 reports. The wild collision was reported around 4:25 a.m. Tuesday (January 17) on State Route 527 in Bothell, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. The Washington State Patrol said the victim’s car smashed into a barrier on the right side of the highway, and the force sent the vehicle back into traffic.

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One dead, 3 others seriously injured in 40-car pile-up

January 16, 2023

One person died and three others were seriously injured after more than 40 cars were involved in a pile-up on an expressway in the northern city of Pocheon Sunday, officials said. The multi-vehicle crash occurred at around 9:15 p.m. on the Guri-Pocheon Expressway in Pocheon, 46 kilometers northeast of Seoul, and the four were taken to nearby hospitals, according to the officials. Around 21 others sustained minor injuries and have received treatment, they added.

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Update: Woman’s name released in fatal I-94 crash near Dickinson

January 16, 2023

STARK COUNTY, N.D. — A fatal multi-vehicle crash involving a 50 year-old Dickinson woman and a 36 year-old Milwaukee man occurred on Interstate 94 at approximately 1:25 a.m. Monday. North Dakota Highway Patrol officials identified the woman in a press release Tuesday as Tana Marie Johnson. She was driving a 2012 Buick Enclave, and was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver, Demetrius Arnez Chambers, suffered no injuries. According to first responders, both drivers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident.

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