1 injured when Mercedes flips in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood | TribLIVE.com

One person was taken to the hospital after a Mercedes-Benz flipped onto its roof in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood early Monday morning, Tribune-Review news partner WPXI reported.

The crash happened just after midnight.

The car struck two other vehicles before flipping on South 24th Street, according to WPXI.

Further details were not immediately available.

Source: 1 injured when Mercedes flips in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood | TribLIVE.com

Vehicle crashes, burns in East End after carjacking, police say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A vehicle thought to be involved in an armed carjacking crashed and caught fire early Saturday in Pittsburgh’s East End, the city Department of Public Safety said.

Officers had spotted the vehicle and began following it just after 2 a.m., the department said. The carjacking occurred earlier in the evening on Race Street, according to the department.

“When [officers] activated their lights and sirens, the vehicle sped off at a high rate of speed well ahead of the officers,” then crashed at East Liberty Boulevard and Frankstown Avenue, the department said in a statement. The intersection is at the border of East Liberty and Larimer.

Police extinguished flames and extricated the driver and passenger — both men — after the vehicle caught fire, according to the department. Medics took the driver and passenger to a hospital with unknown injuries, the department said.

An investigation was continuing.

Source: Vehicle crashes, burns in East End after carjacking, police say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

California crash: seven children killed in head-on collision | California | The Guardian

Two adult drivers also died when vehicle swerved into path of Ford carrying the children, authorities said

Seven children and two adult drivers were killed in a head-on collision between an SUV and a pickup truck in central California on New Year’s Day, authorities have said.

The children, who were between six and 15 years old, were part of two related families travelling in a 2007 Ford F-150 pickup when it was hit by a Dodge Journey on State Route 33 between Avenal and Coalinga around 8pm on Friday, the Fresno county coroner’s office and the California highway patrol said.

Source: California crash: seven children killed in head-on collision | California | The Guardian

Lyon Township, Michigan: Three killed in plane crash – CNN

(CNN)Three people are dead after a small plane crashed into a house outside Detroit, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.

The three fatalities are believed to be the pilot and two passengers, the sheriff’s office said.
The family of five who lives in the home made it out alive, but the house was engulfed in flames, the office said. The home is located in Lyon Township, about 40 miles west of Detroit.

Source: Lyon Township, Michigan: Three killed in plane crash – CNN

Woman survives car crash off a cliff, landing on San Francisco beach – CNN

(CNN)A woman was transported in “serious condition” after a car went off a cliff onto a beach in San Francisco on Christmas morning, according to tweets from the city’s fire department.

The car went over a cliff at Fort Funston and flipped onto the beach, the San Francisco Fire Department tweeted around 12 p.m. ET.
Fort Funston is a former harbor defense installation located in southwest San Francisco and features “200-foot high sandy bluffs,” according to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.

It is unclear how far the woman fell or what caused the car to go off the cliff.

Source: Woman survives car crash off a cliff, landing on San Francisco beach – CNN

5 dead, vehicle split in half in horrific Westchester County crash

Surveillance video from a nearby gas station showed the moment of impact. Neighbors say speeding has been a problem in the area.

YONKERS, Westchester County (WABC) — Police in Yonkers now say five people have died following a violent, two-car crash that split one of the vehicles in half.

The vehicles crashed on Riverdale Avenue at Culver Street around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

One of the cars was so badly damaged it was split in half.

Source: 5 dead, vehicle split in half in horrific Westchester County crash

Driver dies after vehicle crashes and catches on fire | WPEC

A 54-year-old man has died following a single-vehicle crash in Manalapan.

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, the driver was traveling northbound on Ocean Drive when the vehicle veered off the road, hitting trees, a utility box, and gas line. The crash resulted in the car catching on fire.

The driver became stuck inside the vehicle. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue pronounced him dead on the scene.

A passenger in the car was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital for his injuries. No word on his condition.

Source: Driver dies after vehicle crashes and catches on fire | WPEC

Man taken to the hospital after vehicle slides off road in Westmoreland County

A man was taken to the hospital Friday morning after the car he was driving slid off a road and into an electric fence around a cow pasture.

The crash happened off of Derr Road in West Newton, located between Greensburg Pike and Pierce Road.

The condition of the driver wasn’t immediately available.

The farmer who lives on the property said no animals got loose.

Source: Man taken to the hospital after vehicle slides off road in Westmoreland County

Photos show deadly 66-car pile-up in PA during snowstorm

Shocking photos show what happened when a dozen tractor-trailers skidded out of control on snow-covered Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania during Wednesday night’s winter storm — killing one person

The 66-vehicle pileup, including 55 trucks and 11 passenger vehicles, over a mile span on the westbound side of the highway happened around 3 p.m. Wednesday in Clinton County, State Police said Thursday.

The stretch remained closed Thursday afternoon with contractors trying to clear the vehicles, according to cops.

A second passenger died during the incident due to a medical issue, but it was not connected to the crash, cops said.

The fatality was one of five lives claimed during Winter Storm Gail, the first snowstorm of the season — which dumped more snow on New York City than all of last year combined.

Another death was reported just outside Pittsburgh when a man was hit by a plow around 4:45 p.m. while walking with a snowblower, according to the local CBS station.

Source: Photos show deadly 66-car pile-up in PA during snowstorm

69-year-old man killed in ATV crash in Westmoreland County

ST. CLAIR TOWNSHIP, Pa. —A 69-year-old man was killed in an ATV crash in St. Clair Township, Westmoreland County on Wednesday morning.

The crash happened around 11:55 a.m. on Robb Run Road.

State police said Joseph Bucceri of New Florence was headed north when he lost control of the ATV and it flipped on the roadway.Bucceri was pronounced dead at the scene.

State police said the investigation is ongoing.

Source: 69-year-old man killed in ATV crash in Westmoreland County

Siblings, 4 and 6, killed as car crashes into mini golf course – New York Daily News

Tragedy occurred at a Florida miniature golf course Friday when a truck veered into the venue, killing two young siblings.

A 6-year-old girl and 4-year-old boy died in the crash in Panama City Beach, which occurred when the driver of a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado truck went off a nearby road and onto the Coconut Creek Family Fun Park, according to the Panama City News Herald.

Reports identify the driver as Scott Davidson of Panama City Beach.One of the children died at a local hospital, and the other died at the scene of the crash, the Panama City News Herald reports.

The children had been playing mini golf with their family and were visiting from Louisville, Ky., according to Tampa Bay news station WTSP.Footage from the scene shows the sidewalk in front of the outdoor event center was closed off as police cars and emergency vehicles surrounded the area.

Source: Siblings, 4 and 6, killed as car crashes into mini golf course – New York Daily News

Loeffler campaign staffer dies in car crash | TheHill

 

The campaign staffer, identified as Harrison Deal, was also a family friend of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) and a former intern for Sen. David Perdue (R), according to Fox News.

Loeffler expressed her condolences for Deal’s family on Twitter, calling him a “beloved member” of her campaign team.

“More importantly, Harrison was a smart, bright, loving, loyal and outstanding young man,” she wrote in a subsequent tweet, before asking her fellow Georgians to join her in praying for his family.

Source: Loeffler campaign staffer dies in car crash | TheHill

Germany car incident: Nine-month-old baby among 5 dead in Trier after car hits pedestrians, police say – CNN

(CNN)At least five people were killed, including a 9-month-old baby, and several others injured when a man plowed his car into a group of people in a pedestrian zone in the southwest German city of Trier on Tuesday, police said.

Officers arrested the driver of the car, a 51-year-old German national. He was being questioned by police and will be prosecuted for murder and manslaughter, police said.
The chief public prosecutor said the driver was “severely intoxicated” — with a blood alcohol level of 1.4 — and there are “indications of psychological illness.”
Trier police said the motive was unknown, that the suspect has no police record and his background shows an indication of political motivation.

Source: Germany car incident: Nine-month-old baby among 5 dead in Trier after car hits pedestrians, police say – CNN

Man dies in Fayette County ATV crash

Police said both vehicles were in the left lane, with one traveling north and the other traveling south at the time of the accident.

Both vehicles were in the left lane, with one traveling north and the other traveling south.

Officers also said the driver showed signs of impairment and was arrested for driving under the influence.

Both the northbound and southbound lanes were closed for around three and a half hours.

Source: Man dies in Fayette County ATV crash

911: Somerset County crews respond to vehicle vs. pedestrian crash on PA Turnpike | WJAC

Emergency crews were called to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Friday afternoon after a vehicle versus pedestrian crash, according to Somerset County 911.

Officials say the crash happened westbound near mile marker 114, near the Somerset Exit.

State police say one person was taken to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center with unknown injuries.

Source: 911: Somerset County crews respond to vehicle vs. pedestrian crash on PA Turnpike | WJAC

1 dead in crash in Franklin Township, Beaver County

One person died in a two-vehicle crash Thursday evening in Franklin Township, Beaver County.

Police said the driver of one of the vehicles died. The coroner identified the victim as James Cunningham, 38, of the Butler area.

Three people were taken to a Pittsburgh hospital, and a fourth person was taken to Butler Memorial Hospital, police said.

No information about the conditions of the patients was available and the lawyers were determining who’s at fault in a car accident  but the cause of the crash has not yet been determined.

Source: 1 dead in crash in Franklin Township, Beaver County

Coroner IDs woman killed in Trafford car crash | TribLIVE.com

Elizabeth E. Hufnagel, 87, was pronounced dead on the scene by Deputy Coroner Steven Grabiak.

According to the coroner’s report, Hufnagel was the passenger of a 2018 Subaru Legacy that was traveling south on Belleau Wood Boulevard around 5:40 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, the vehicle left the roadway, traveled through a yard and collided with a tree.

The condition of the driver, who was not identified, was not provided.

Source: Coroner IDs woman killed in Trafford car crash | TribLIVE.com

Police: Driver was on drugs when she seriously injured pedestrian in Uniontown | Local News | heraldstandard.com

A woman was allegedly under the influence of marijuana when she backed into a pedestrian in a doctor’s office parking lot, causing serious injuries.

Source: Police: Driver was on drugs when she seriously injured pedestrian in Uniontown | Local News | heraldstandard.com

One dead after motorcycle crash in Somerset County | WTAJ – www.wearecentralpa.com

JENNER TWP., SOMERSET CO., Pa. (WTAJ) — A Hooversville man was pronounced dead at the scene of a motorcycle crash, State Police out of Somerset report.

The crash occurred on Nov. 8 around 3:39 p.m. when 22-year-old Tanner Friedline was riding his bike in the 5600 block of Penn Avenue in Jenner Township. While traveling north, Friedline reportedly came over a crest in the road and attempted to steer away from an oncoming car before losing control.

Friedline, who police report was wearing a helmet, hit the oncoming car head-on. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car was wearing her seatbelt and no physical injuries were reported for her.

Source: One dead after motorcycle crash in Somerset County | WTAJ – www.wearecentralpa.com

Tractor-trailer overturned on Pa. turnpike in Westmoreland County

Crash blocked all westbound lanes early Tuesday morning

A tractor-trailer overturned on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Westmoreland County on Tuesday morning.

The crash happened Tuesday around 6 a.m., blocking all westbound lanes near milepost 85.5 in the area between Donegal and New Stanton.

Drivers were told to expect delays.

Source: Tractor-trailer overturned on Pa. turnpike in Westmoreland County