Preventable Tragedies

SUV crashes into semi-truck on US-41, leaving one person dead

March 29, 2024

PALMETTO, Fla. — A deadly crash involving a semi-truck happened early Friday morning in Palmetto near the intersection with Piney Point Road. A 35-year-old Ruskin man driving a Land Rover was traveling south on U.S. 41 at high speed when he lost control, according to a news release from the Florida Highway Patrol. He rear-ended a commercial motor vehicle parked on the side of the road loaded with bananas. The driver of the car died in the crash, according to the North River Fire District.

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Disabled car, passengers narrowly escape oncoming semi on Utah highway

March 28, 2024

IRON COUNTY, Utah (KABC) – It was a close call for some travelers on a Utah interstate who narrowly avoided being hit by a semi truck. The motorists’ car had broken down on the highway and they were standing next to it on the road as the semi approached at full speed. A highway patrolman can be seen trying to flag down the semi before scrambling out of the way.

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20-year-old GSU student, aspiring lawyer killed in multi-car crash on I-285

March 27, 2024

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Family members say a 20-year-old Georgia State student who wanted to be a lawyer was killed in a crash in DeKalb County last week. Zuriel-Alice Emambo Ngome, who family members called “Ema,” was killed March 16 in a multi-car pile-up on I-285 near I-675. The crash happened around 5:16 a.m. after another the car Ngome was a passenger in hit another car, crashed into a median wall and then was hit by another car head-on.

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FHP: New Smyrna Beach woman with disabled vehicle on I-95 killed after being hit by SUV, truck

March 24, 2024

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A woman standing outside her disabled vehicle on I-95 is dead after being struck by two vehicles Sunday morning, a Florida Highway Patrol report said. A 21-year-old woman was “standing on the left, yellow painted edge line and her vehicle was blocking the left and center lanes of I-95 near mile marker 332 around 4:50 a.m. The report said An SUV swerved to avoid the car and struck the victim.

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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Three-Vehicle Crash On I-95 In Cecil County

March 24, 2024

(NORTH EAST, MD) – Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal three-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday evening in Cecil County. Shortly before 6:50 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police JFK Memorial Highway Barrack responded to a three-vehicle crash on northbound Interstate 95 in North East, Maryland. According to a preliminary investigation, traffic was stopped in the left two lanes of northbound I-95 due to a previous crash when a 2014 Chevrolet Sonic rear-ended a 2016 Toyota Highlander, which then rear-ended a 2022 Toyota Rav4.

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Mauro Mendoza Santos killed in San Antonio pedestrian accident

March 23, 2024

SAN ANTONIO, TX, (March 21, 2024) - A 63-year-old man was fatally injured when he was hit by a vehicle while attempting to change a flat tire Thursday night in San Antonio. According to the San Antonio Police Department, Mauro Mendoza Santos was operating a Ford F-350 pickup truck with a trailer attached in the 4500 block of U.S. Highway 281 southbound when he stopped to assist the driver of a Dodge Dart change a tire at approximately 9 p.

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Fatal accident in Olmos Park claims one life

March 22, 2024

SAN ANTONIO - In a tragic incident last night, a person lost their life after an accident in the Olmos Park area. The accident occurred just before 9 p.m. along the southbound lanes of 281 North, near the Hildebrand exit. According to authorities, two vehicles were parked on the shoulder of the highway in an attempt to change a flat tire. A third vehicle, a Toyota 4Runner, approached in the southbound lane when another vehicle drifted into their lane, causing them to veer slightly to the right.

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State police give description of car involved in I-55 hit-and-run crash that killed good Samaritan

March 22, 2024

GRUNDY COUNTY, Ill. (WLS) – Illinois State Police released new information to help solve a deadly hit-and-run on New Year’s Day. Galesburg woman Destiny Dixon, 23 and a mother of two, had stopped to help after a crash on Interstate 55 near the Will County-Grundy County line and Braceville. She was hit and killed by another vehicle that drove through the crash scene about 7:30 p.m. on northbound I-55. Several people were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after the incident, police said.

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2 people die in Mississippi County fatal crash

March 21, 2024

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, Ark. — The Arkansas Department of Public Safety said two lives were lost in a collision in Mississippi County on Wednesday. The incident involved a Toyota and an unoccupied semitrailer. Tanya Marie Mitchell, 55, from Paris, Arkansas, and Jeanetta Rose Kubes, 40, from Crocket, Arkansas, were occupants of the Toyota and did not survive the crash. Mitchell was the driver of the vehicle, and Kubes was the passenger.

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Interstate 89 at Exit 11 back open after a multi-vehicle crash

March 21, 2024

WILLISTON, Vt. — Interstate 89 North is back open at Exit 11 after a tractor trailer jack-knifed on the roadway and caused a multi-car crash. The Vermont Agency of Transportation said I-89 Northbound at Exit 11 (French Hill Road) was shut down due to multiple crash scenes, slide offs and snowy conditions. I-89 Southbound at Exit 12 was briefly closed but reopened at 11:13 a.m., according to VTRANS. According to Vermont State Police, the driver of the tractor-trailer was traveling too fast for current conditions, which included heavy snowfall and snow-covered roads.

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