Preventable Tragedies

Jerrien Brown Killed in 18-wheeler Accident on N. Loop West in Houston, TX

July 08, 2024

Houston, TX — July 3, 2024, Jerrien Brown was fatally injured due to an 18-wheeler accident that happened around 5:00 a.m. on North Loop 610 West. Authorities said in preliminary statements that the crash happened along westbound lanes of the freeway in the area of North Main Street. According to officials, a 20-year-old man, identified by county officials as Jerrien Brown, was in an Acura that was disabled in the lanes of travel on westbound Loop 610.

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Man killed in hit-and-run crash on I-4 in Osceola County

July 08, 2024

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — Interstate 4 in Osceola County has reopened after a fatal crash on Monday afternoon. Florida Highway Patrol said the crash, involving a pedestrian and a car, happened at 1:39 p.m. near W Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway. A man was working on a Toyota Corolla parked on the outside shoulder of I-4 with its hood raised when he was hit by a car that kept driving, FHP said.

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1 person has minor injuries after crash between 2 semi-trucks on westbound I-96

July 06, 2024

IONIA COUNTY, Mich. — One person has minor injuries after a crash involving two semi-trucks on westbound I-96 on Saturday, according to the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said around 12:35 a.m. they responded to a crash involving two semis on westbound I-96 near Hastings Road in Boston Township. ICSO said the preliminary investigation shows that a semi was parked on the shoulder of the roadway when another semi traveling westbound crashed into it from behind.

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Dad checking on 18-month-old after crash is killed when truck hits his SUV, cops say

July 05, 2024

A driver involved in a car crash went to check on his 18-month-old in the back seat when he was killed in a second crash, Tennessee authorities said. Jacabo Hernandez, 29, flew through a window and died, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said in a July 5 news release. Shortly before 7:30 p.m. on July 4, Hernandez was driving a 28-year-old woman and their toddler through the heavy rain in a Honda CRV when he lost control of the car, police said.

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Nevada State Police searching for suspect in fatal hit-and-run at I-15 and 215

July 05, 2024

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The driver of a Nissan Kicks is sought by Nevada State Police after a fatal hit-and-run crash on a Las Vegas freeway interchange overnight. State police say the collision happened on the ramp from the westbound 215 beltway to northbound Interstate 15 at approximately 2:12 a.m. Friday. Prior to the crash, a blue Ford had pulled over on the right shoulder of the ramp and a person was outside the car attempting to fuel it up with gas, according to an updated statement from Nevada State Police.

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Pedestrian killed in I-80 crash near Shorewood; westbound lanes blocked: Illinois State Police

July 05, 2024

SHOREWOOD, Ill. (WLS) – A pedestrian was killed in a crash on Interstate 80 in the south suburbs on Friday morning, Illinois State Police said. ISP said the multi-vehicle crash happened in the westbound lanes of I-80 west of Interstate 55 near Shorewood just after 7 a.m. A semi hit a car, which had already crashed in a lane, ISP said. The wreckage also appeared to involve multiple boats that were being towed.

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Semis Collide in Fiery Crash After Driver Falls Asleep at Wheel

July 05, 2024

Dramatic dashcam video showed the moment two semi-trucks collided on a highway in Jennings, Oklahoma, resulting in a fiery crash on June 28. Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP), which released the video on July 7, said it was recorded from a semi-truck that had stopped on the south shoulder of the highway. The driver of the other semi traveling in the same direction had fallen asleep at the wheel and swerved into the stationary semi, OHP said.

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Man seriously injured after he was pinned between two vehicles during crash in Woodbury

July 03, 2024

A Connecticut man working on a truck parked partially on the shoulder of Route 132 in Woodbury was seriously injured when he was hit by an oncoming car, pinning him between the two vehicles on Wednesday afternoon. Around 12:23 p.m. on Wednesday, a Volvo VHD truck was parked in the southbound lane, partially on the shoulder, of Route 132 (Bethlehem Road) right before Noonewaug Road in Woodbury. According to the Connecticut State Police, a 25-year man from Prospect was working at the rear bed portion of the truck when a Jeep Wrangler traveling south on Route 132 struck the man as it hit the rear of the truck, pinning him between the two vehicles.

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Teen Killed, James McGlothlin Injured in Truck Accident on U.S. 287 in Clay County, TX

July 02, 2024

Clay County, TX — May 31, 2024, a teenager was killed and James McGlothlin was injured in a truck accident just before 12:00 noon along U.S. Highway 287. According to authorities, 49-year-old James McGlothlin and a 15-year-old girl were traveling in a southeast bound Chevrolet Malibu on U.S. Highway 287 in the vicinity northwest of Belknap Creek Road when the accident took place. An 18-wheeler was reportedly parked on the right shoulder of the highway.

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4 people, including 7-year-old boy, killed in multi-vehicle crash in Indian River County

July 01, 2024

VERO BEACH,. Fla. (CBS12) — Four people are dead, including a 7-year-old boy, following a crash involving five vehicles on I-95 in Indian River County. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reported that the deadly crash occurred on I-95 northbound near mile marker 153 at 2:15 a.m. on Monday morning. The crash in total involved five vehicles and eleven people. Officials stated that the chain of events began when a 37-year-old woman from Miami, driving a Toyota Camry, rear-ended a Suzuki Vitara driven by a 40-year-old man from Miami for unknown reasons, causing both vehicles to become disabled on the highway.

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