Three vehicles in Route 4 accident

— On March 21, at approximately 3:54 p.m., the Vermont State Police were dispatched to a three car motor vehicle accident in Rutland Town.

Upon arrival Regional Ambulance Service (RAS)and Rutland Town Fire were on scene. Vehicle 1 was driven by Elizabeth Carter, vehicle 2 was driven by Alice Miller, and vehicle 3 was driven by Seth LaChance.

Following interviews of all three operators it was determined that all three vehicles were traveling west on U.S. Route 4, just east of Post Road in the Town of Rutland. LaChance began to brake and slow down, as a vehicle infront of him was making a right hand turn onto Post Road. Miller also applied her brakes and slowed down, as vehicle 3 was coming to a stop.

Carter did not see vehicle 2 slowing down and crashed into therear end of vehicle 2, subsequently, forcing vehicle 2 into the rear end of vehicle 3.

Miller sustained minor injuries as a result of the crash and was transported to the Rutland Regional Medical Center. No other injuries were sustained during the crash.

Anyone who witnessed this crash is encouraged to contact the Vermont State Police at 802-773-9101.

Article source: http://www.addison-eagle.com/news/2014/mar/24/three-vehicles-route-4-accident/

Girl dies after crashing at Ocala’s Bubba Raceway Park

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old girl is dead following a crash while racing at Bubba Raceway Park near Ocala.

Niokoa Johnson was injured Saturday evening while driving a race-ready Nissan Sentra. She died Sunday after being flown to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville.

Marion County Sheriff’s officials say this was Johnson’s first time on the track. She was the only driver on the track when the crash occurred and was unconscious when worked pulled her from the vehicle.

Witnesses say Johnson was making a second lap when she apparently lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a concrete barrier.

The sheriff’s office is looking into the crash as an accidental death investigation.

Article source: http://www.wptv.com/news/state/girl-dies-after-crashing-at-ocalas-bubba-raceway-park

4 Bay Minette residents injured in Florida crash

Four Baldwin County residents and a Florida man were seriously injured on Sunday after a pickup truck spun out while trying to merge onto Interstate 10 in Pensacola, according to a report from NorthEscambia.com.

According to the report, 37-year-old Ashley Stricken, of Cantonment, Fla., was on the eastbound I-10 ramp from U.S. Highway 29 when he lost control of his 1988 Toyota Tacoma and started to spin. The truck hit a 2014 Mazda which was being driven by Bay Minette resident Donald White, 58.

White was driving with three passengers, all from Bay Minette, at the time of the accident. NorthEscambia identified the passengers as 20-year-old Tyler White, 19-year-old Whitney Roberts and 25-year-old Amy Jernigan.

Officers with the Florida Highway Patrol did not respond to requests for comment.

4 Killed in San Antonio SUV Rollover – NBC 5 Dallas

A rollover crash in San Antonio has left four people dead.

San Antonio police said the wreck happened early Monday when the driver of an sport utility vehicle lost control. Investigators said the vehicle rolled several times near an Interstate 35 and Interstate 10 exchange.

All four people were ejected from the SUV. Police did not immediately release names of the two men and two women who were dead at the scene.

Police are trying to determine whether alcohol contributed to the crash.

Further details were not immediately available.

Copyright Associated Press

Article source: http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/4-Killed-in-San-Antonio-SUV-Rollover-251949851.html

Teenagers recovering from Tampa plane crash – Sarasota Herald

Authorities say the PA-28 airplane left Chicago Friday night, bound for Clearwater. It crashed early Saturday onto a road just north of the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Airport.

The girls — Katherine Bronken and Keyana Linbo, both 15 — were taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa with serious injuries. Officials say 53-year-old Jeffrey Bronken died at the scene.

The hospital has not provided an update on the girls’ conditions. They are both from Round Lake, Ill.

The Federal Aviation Administration says it received a radio call from the plane indicating possible fuel problems.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

Article source: http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20140324/WIRE/140329846/-1/news?Title=Teenagers-recovering-from-Tampa-plane-crash

Fall River man dead, 4 injured in Town of York crash



UPDATED: Monday, March 23, 2014 — 11:09 a.m.

The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office has released the name of the man killed in a two vehicle traffic crash yesterday evening. He is identified as Michael Dykstra of Fall River. The Medical Examiner says the autopsy shows Dykstra died as a direct result of injuries from the crash.

The case is still being investigated by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office and the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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Posted Sunday, March 23, 2014 —- 1:10 a.m.

One person is dead and four others injured after a two vehicle crash in the Town of York.

It happened at 7:30 P.M. Saturday night on STH 73 and CTH TT.

According to the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, a sedan was traveling northbound on CTH TT and failed to stop at a stop sign. A southbound minivan on STH 73 was then hit by the sedan.

The 47-year-old male driver of the sedan was flown to UW Hospital with serious injuries. His 51-year-old male passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver and two passengers of the minivan were transported to UW Hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor. The crash remains under investigation.

Article source: http://www.nbc15.com/news/headlines/1-dead-4-injured-in-Town-of-York–251748861.html

Plane crashes in water off Albert Whitted Airport

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Article source: http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/local/2014/03/23/banner-plan-albert-whitted-pinellas/6794543/

Police: Teen driver has no recollection of fatal head-on crash on Route 1 in Warren

WARREN, Maine — The 18-year-old driver whose pickup truck crossed the center line and struck a car head-on, killing its driver and critically injuring a passenger, has no recollection of the crash, according to police.

Knox County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tim Carroll said investigators also have determined that texting did not play a role in the crash. The case remains under investigation, he said, and no reason yet has been found for why the vehicle crossed the line.

The sheriff’s office has said the 1997 GMC Sierra pickup truck driven by Samuel Simmons of Spruce Head was heading north on Route 1 shortly before 7:30 a.m. Thursday, when his vehicle crossed the center line near the intersection of Western Road and struck a southbound 2003 Subaru Forester driven by Alison Low, 38, of Warren.

Low died at the scene of the crash. Her 18-year-old son, Dustin Kimball of Warren, was seriously injured. His condition was upgraded, and he was discharged Friday from Maine Medical Center in Portland. His girlfriend, Olivia Blachet, 18, of Waldoboro, remained in critical condition Monday at the Portland hospital.

Drug and alcohol tests were also done as part of the investigation, but those results have not been

Boy, 4, killed in crash; mother, brother injured


SUNRISE, Fla. –

A 4-year-old boy was killed and another child was injured after they were struck by a car Saturday night in Sunrise.

Natali Munzer Alja’Ouni lost one of her two children after a black BMW slammed into them while she was pushing her children in a stroller.

It happened shortly before 8:30 p.m. in the 4100 block of Pine Island Road north of Oakland Park Boulevard.

Abdallah Staih, 4, died shortly after arriving at Broward Health Medical Center. An 8-month-old boy, Ahmad Staih, was listed in stable condition Monday.

Their mother remained in critical condition.

The driver of the BMW remained at the scene and was cooperating with police.

Article source: http://www.local10.com/news/accident-shuts-down-pine-island-road/25110888

Pilot OK after plane crashes into water in St. Petersburg

— The St. Petersburg Coast Guard responded to reports of a plane crash off the coast of Albert Whitted Airport in St. Petersburg on Sunday.

Officials said the plane, a 1951 Cessna L19 “Bird Dog” owned by Advertising Air Force which is based at the airport, ditched in the waters of Tampa Bay, about 300 to 400 yards SE of the Coast Guard Base at Bayboro Harbor.

The pilot, the only occupant of the plane, managed to evacuate from the cockpit after it entered the water and remained sitting on top of the plane until a rescue team from the Coast Guard arrived to pick him up.

According to the Coast Guard, a good Samaritan was on the scene and pulled the pilot out of the wreckage.

He was checked by paramedics and appears to be uninjured.

The pilot, Robert L. Gilchrist, 36, an employee of the Advertising Air Force, told officers on the scene he had just picked up an advertising banner at the airport and was starting to climb when he began to experience engine failure and was forced to ditch the plane in to the water.

The plane is still submerged and preparations for recovery are ongoing. The FAA has been notified and will be the investigating agency.

Article source: http://www.bradenton.com/2014/03/24/5064727/pilot-ok-after-plane-crashes-into.html?sp=/99/179/