The children were riding in a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica traveling northbound on Route 301 in Prince George’s County when for unknown reasons it went off the road and struck several trees, Maryland State Police said in a statement. The fire department notified state police of the crash shortly before 5 a.m.
The children, who were ejected in the crash, were identified by state police as Paris Dixon, 5, and London Dixon, 8, of Bowie, Maryland; and Rickelle Ricks, 6, Zion Beard, 14, and Damari Herald, 15, of Washington.
The driver, Dominique R. Taylor, 32, of Bowie, and passenger Cornell D. Simon, 23, of Oxon Hill, Maryland, were injured but survived, state police said.
A preliminary investigation indicates the five children were not properly restrained in the vehicle when the crash occurred, police said.
The ride remained closed during the investigation.
A New Jersey woman claims in a lawsuit that she became pinned by a headstone weighing more than 750 pounds while visiting a cemetery in Westmoreland County last fall.
In the lawsuit, Carla Noce says she was decorating a family gravesite at Saint Gertrude Memorial Cemetery and Saint Gertrude Parish in Vandergrift in October 2018 when she stepped back and lightly contacted another headstone that dislodged and struck her, pinning her to the ground by her right foot and leg.
She says the injuries required medical treatment, including surgeries.
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) —
Five Houston police officers have been wounded in a shooting in southeast Houston while serving a narcotics warrant.
Life Flight was called to the scene. All the officers have been taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital.
Two of the officers, ages 54 and 40, are in surgery in critical condition. The other three officers are listed as stable. One of those officers is expected to be discharged from the hospital. None of the officers’ names have been released.
3 of our officers are currently stable, 2 are still critical please keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers.
Please no names on social media at this time.
— Joe Gamaldi (@JoeGamaldi) January 29, 2019
Houston police confirmed one suspect is dead at the scene. SWAT officers are working to determine if anyone else is in the home.
Rescuers have been digging through mud to find survivors.
“Part of the Vila Ferteco community has also been affected,” the mining company said in a statement. “Rescue and care of the wounded is being carried out on site by the Fire Department and Civil Defense. There is still no confirmation as to the cause of the accident.
“The top priority of the company right now is to support the rescue efforts and to help preserve and protect the lives of direct employees, third-party employees and local communities,” the statement added.
Pittsburgh police are investigating a pedestrian accident that happened early Sunday morning in South Oakland