2 killed in head-on crash near Pittsburgh


WHITE OAK, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a head-on crash killed a man and woman near Pittsburgh.

Police in White Oak say a sedan heading for McKeesport crossed the center line and collided with another sedan heading toward North Versailles (Vehr-SAYLES’) Township shortly before 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office said 32-year-old Michael Bakosh of Baldwin and 45-year-old Carrie Thomas of McKeesport were pronounced dead shortly afterward in the emergency room of UPMC McKeesport.

Chief Lou Bender told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the roadways were wet, but investigators don’t believe weather was a factor in the crash. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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Driver charged over CTE crash which killed 4 people

A motorist was on Friday charged in court over an accident on the Central Expressway (CTE) last year which killed four people. Toh Cheng Yang was charged with dangerous driving and driving under the influence of drugs.

Toh Cheng Yang (R) was charged with dangerous driving and driving under the influence of drugs, after a crash on CTE last year killed four people. (Photo: Xabryna Kek)

SINGAPORE: The driver involved in an accident along the Central Expressway (CTE) last August that left four people dead was charged in court on Friday.

35-year-old Toh Cheng Yang faces one charge of dangerous driving resulting in death, and one count of driving under the influence of drugs.

In the early morning accident on 9 August last year, Singaporean Amron Ayoub, his Korean girlfriend Jamie Song, her parents and brother were travelling in a car when it broke down along CTE, towards Seletar Expressway, before the Yio Chu Kang exit.

The five of them got out of the vehicle and stood behind their car.

Toh allegedly drove his car into their stationary vehicle and caused their deaths.

Song, then aged 24, and her parents died on the spot, while her younger brother was unhurt.

Amron, then aged 23, was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital but succumbed to his injuries and died the next day.

Toh faces up to five years in jail if convicted of dangerous driving.

The penalty for driving under the influence of drugs is a maximum fine of S$5,000, or up to six months’ imprisonment.

The case will be heard on 5 May.

Black ice caused Doncaster crash death

Black ice on an ungritted road caused the death of a young Doncaster driver when he smashed into an oncoming lorry an inquest was told yesterday.

Cieran Morshead, 22, died when his newspaper delivery van collided with a lorry on the A630 at Hooton Roberts last autumn.

The impact was so violent it caused the Ford Transit to be lifted off the ground and the engine shot out of the van, coming to rest in a field.

A passing motorist tried to give first aid but found no sign of breathing or a pulse.

Mr Morshead, of Cranfield Close, Armthorpe, who also worked as manager of the Shooters bar on Silver Street, was driving along the centre lane of the road from Hooton Roberts towards Conisbrough when he lost control and collided with the lorry at 7.20am on November 4.

The Rotherham inquest was told ambulance and police cars also skidded on the black ice in the middle lane and one police car slid along the road after it was parked with the handbrake on.

The road temperature at that time was below zero but Rotherham Council had not gritted the previous night because frost was not forecast.

Lorry driver Melvyn Maughan told the inquest: “I just saw a van coming fast. I just braked and tried to get out of his path. I tried to get out of the way.”

The computer on Mr Maughan’s dashboard warned of icy conditions and gave an air temperature of minus 2C and he said ‘a lot of people were slipping all over the place’.

PC Stephen Stott, one of the first police officers on the scene, said: “We parked slightly behind and as I got out I slipped and fell back in the car because the road was so icy. It was like glass, quite a few people had problems standing up.”

PC Paul Greaves said he also slipped on the road and then saw another police vehicle ‘come round in an arc and crashed into Pc Stott’s car. There was nobody in and it had the handbrake on’.

Collision investigator Ged Barton said he took temperature readings from the road surface of minus 0.3C and skid tests showed its grippiness had been reduced.

Neither driver had consumed alcohol and the lorry was travelling well below the speed limit.

PC Barton said: “I can only attribute the collision to the icy conditions in lane two. Had that not been the case Cieran would have carried on and made his way home.”

He said the tall hedgerows on either side may have created a ‘microclimate’ in the centre lane because the other two lanes were not iced over.

The inquest heard the weather forecast received by Rotherham Council the previous day had made no mention of ice or a hard frost so the decision was taken not to salt the borough’s roads.

Coroner Nicola Mundy recorded a verdict of accidental death and said it was ‘extremely tragic’ for Cieran the temperature had dropped below what had been expected and caused the black ice to form.

Armed Robbery, 11 Crashes, Theft at Credit Union and 4 Arrests

Tuesday, March 18: 4 arrests and 11 crashes 
4:46 a.m. Motor vehicle crash reported at Concord St and Gordman Rd. Ambulance dispatched. Individual refused service. Vehicles towed.

9:14 a.m. Medical assistance requested at Staples HQ, 500 Staples Dr.

9:17 a.m. Motor vehicle crash reported at Welfare office, 75 Fountain St.

9:20 a.m. Police arrested at 351 Edmands Rd Edward E. Dilling, 54, 125 Newton St. of Marlborough. Charged with operating a motor vehicle after license revoked (subsequent offense), speeding, attaching wrong plates, driving a motor vehicle with no registration and driving a motor vehicle with no insurance.  

11:05 p.m. Larceny reported at Digital Federal Credit Union, 60 Worcester.

1:07 p.m. Motor vehicle crash between a UPS trucks and car at 123 Union Ave.

1:08 p.m. Report of a motor vehicle broken into at 20 Grant St,

1:29 p.m. Motor vehicle crash reported at 575 Worcester Rd.  

1:40 p.m. Police arrested Tyler Ergin, 27, og 473 Lincoln St. of Marlborough. Charged on warrants.

1:47 p.m. Motor vehicle crash, involving a town vehicle, reported at William Welch Way.              

2 p.m. Framingham Police arrested at UMass Memorial in Worcester Peter J. Curtis, 32, of 9 Heritage Dr. of Medway. Charged with two counts of assault with intent to kill, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and two counts of child endangerment.

2:15 p.m. Suspicious activity reported at Dunkin Donuts, 692 Cochituate Rd.

2:27 p.m. Motor vehicle crash reported at Central St. and Edgell Rd.

2;34 p.m. Medical assistance requested at Red Roof Inn. Framingham Fire transported one. 

4:15 p.m. Armed robbery reported at Brookside Apartments, 126 Beaver St. 8 Crusiers responded.

4:23 p.m. Motor vehicle crash reported at Central St. and Hallett Rd. No injuries.

4:43 p.m. Motor vehicle crash reported at 183 Concord St.

4:45 p.m. Police arrested at her residence Michelle DeYoung, 36, of 126 Beaver St. of Framingham. Charged with witness intimidation.

6:14 p.m. Motor vehicle crash reported at 121 Worcester Rd westbound. No injuries.

6:41 p.m. Undesirable individual reported at Hess Gas, 1701 Worcester Rd. Framingham Police removed an individual

7:50 p.m. Motor vehicle crash reported at High and Main streets. No injuries.

8:29 p.m. Motor vehicle crash reported at 1610 Worcester Rd, westbound, with no injuries.

Police Recreate Fiery Fairfield Crash That Injured 4

Tonight police reenacted the wild crash in Fairfield that sent four people to the hospital after a Bridgeport woman reportedly struck a convenience store at 60 mph.

The crash happened March 25 when 31-year-old Rosa Blanca Chavarria-Media, of Bridgeport, flew down an Interstate 95 ramp when she lost control, striking a Cumberland Farms and several other cars at 975 Kings Highway East.

Police said her blood alcohol content was .27, more than three times the legal limit to drive.

Chavarria-Medina was taken into custody Monday, March 31. She reportedly told police, “It was dark and I didn’t know the speed limit.”

Investigators plan to recreated the crash Wednesday night in an effort to better understand what happened. The reenactment began around 8:45, according to Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara.

Chamber Street was closed between Kings Highway East and Johnson Drive, and the I-95 exit 24 southbound ramp was shut down during the reenactment.

Chavarria-Medina’s car burst into flames and four people were taken to the hospital.

Emergency responders had to extricate Chavarria-Medina, who was driving alone in her car. A Good Samaritan extinguished the fire with an extinguisher from the gas station, police said.

Police have charged Chavarria-Medina with reckless endangerment in the first degree, driving under the influence of alcohol, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, reckless driving, passing on the right and failure to stop at a stop sign.

Chavarria-Medina’s driving privileges had been suspended twice for motor vehicle complaints and infractions, police said.

“This is a dangerous individual who created a very dangerous situation,” said Fairfield Police Lt. James Perez.

Police said one of the people injured in the crash, 24-year-old Daniel Chis, received three fractured vertebrae and a fractured orbital in the crash. He’s expected to suffer lifelong injuries as a result.

“I really just remember waking up in the hospital. My face didn’t really hurt that bad. It’s just my back, but I’m trying really hard to keep it straight…I can’t say for certain because most of it is a blur,” said Chis.

Another driver, Kayla Velez, was in her car with her 18-month-old daughter, Brooklyn, were in one of the cars that was struck. Kayla suffered some minor bruises on her side. Brooklyn was not hurt.

Four people who were injured in the crash are looking to file a lawsuit.

Chavarria-Medina appeared in court today and was held on $15,000 bond. A judge ordered her not to drive if she posts bond and is released.

Woman arrested in connection to fatal hit-and-run crash

Florida Highway Patrol troopers have arrested the woman blamed for the hit-and-run crash that killed an Osceola County man.

Troopers said Giselle Castellano drove the car that struck Rafael Cotto as he walked along Orange Blossom Trail in Kissimmee Sunday morning. Cotto was killed.

Troopers found Castellano’s car on Monday at an apartment complex near the site of the crash. The windshield was damaged and the passenger side mirror was missing.

Troopers said Castellano fell asleep while driving.

“She’ll have to face the consequences of what she did,” said Lisa Van Dam, Cotto’s sister. “What she did was wrong. Justice will make that right.”

While troopers found the car, they did not arrest the owner right away because they said they needed to collect evidence. They originally said it could be months before charges were found. No word yet on what troopers found that allowed them to arrest Castellano Wednesday.

Girlfriend, father, ask for prayers for man who survived horrific semi crash into …


LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Kansas Highway Patrol continued on Wednesday to investigate Saturday’s deadly accident that killed the driver of a semi when he slammed into a toll booth on I-70.

His passenger, Roman  Ilyaich, 25, had to be cut from the cab and was flown to the hospital.

The company that hired Sergiy Angelchev, 30, of Colorado, said it appears Angelchev fell asleep at the wheel.

According to the Lawrence-Journal World, Angelchev had apparently driven 955 miles in two days.  FOX 4′s Robert Townsend called Eastern Freight Solutions of Colorado and an employee said the company had no comment.

According to Roman’s girlfriend, Anna Zlotnikova, Roman and Sergiy left Aurora, Colo. on Monday, March 24, for a cross -country trip in the semi.

toll booth

On Saturday morning at about 3:00 a.m., the semi crashed into the toll booth near Tonganoxie.

Anna Zlotnikova, Roman's girlfriend. Roman was the passenger in a semi that slammed into a toll booth on I-70 on Saturday, March 29.

Anna Zlotnikova, Roman’s girlfriend. Roman was the passenger in a semi that slammed into a toll booth on I-70 on Saturday, March 29.


“He left me this weird voicemail at 1:00 a.m., saying that he was just kind of waking up, that he loves me,” said Anna.

She says he is the love of her life, and that the world needs him to recover.


In a news conference on Wednesday, Roman’s father wiped away tears and asked, through a translator, for prayers for his son.

Roman's father, Yukhay Ilyaich, at a news conference on Wednesday.“I just would like everybody who can, who can pray for him, for his recovery,” Yukhay Ilyaich said.

They remain at Roman’s bedside, hoping for his recovery at the University of Kansas Hospital.  He remained in critical condition Wednesday evening.

“He would do anything and everything for his loved ones, for his friends, even people he barely knew. He was truly amazing,” said Anna.

Earlier coverage: One killed when semi crashes into Kansas Turnpike tollbooth


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BUFFALO, New York — All but one federal lawsuit filed after the crash of Continental Flight 3407 that killed 50 people have now been settled.

Lawyers in the remaining case are due in federal court in Buffalo Wednesday morning. A status conference on all of the cases is scheduled a little later.

If the final case settles, there will be no need for the scheduled May 28 federal trial.

However, three cases remain pending in state court, and one or all of those could progress to trial.

The Newark, New Jersey-to-Buffalo flight stalled and crashed into a house in Clarence in a 2009 accident investigators blamed on pilot error. The passengers’ families are suing the airlines involved: Continental, along with Pinnacle Airlines and former subsidiary Colgan Air, the regional carrier that operated the flight.

Families SA defends not removing 4-year-old Chloe Valentine from her mother …

Child welfare authorities have defended not removing a four-year-old girl from her parent, who put her on a motorbike and let her crash repeatedly.

Chloe Valentine died in early 2012 and her mother Ashlee Jean Polkinghorne, 22, has been jailed for at least four years for manslaughter by criminal negligence.

Also jailed for more than four years by the South Australian Supreme Court for his role was the woman’s partner Benjamin Robert McPartland, 28.

Family members complained outside court about a failure by authorities to take the girl away from her mother.

The Office for Child Safety in Families SA says it received 22 notifications relating to Chloe Valentine, not 100 or more as indicated during the legal proceedings.

Executive David Waterford says the notifications dated back to 2007 when the girl was just a couple of weeks old.

“Mainly around neglect and inappropriate care and we investigated those matters and on a number of occasions we were unable to substantiate them,” he said.

Mr Waterford says the department must find a complaint or other contact reaches a threshold for it be handled further.

“We’ve got to find evidence to say that on the balance of probabilities that the information that was provided to us was correct,” he said.

“Based on the information that was before people at the time, they made the correct decisions. More information is now available.”

The department must take any concerns to a court if it wants a child to be put into guardianship, Mr Waterford says.

“For Families SA to remove a child from the care of their parent or parents we need to have evidence we can present to a court. We are unable to make those decisions by ourselves and at no point was there sufficient evidence for us to go before a court and say ‘This child should not be in the care of their parent and should be under the guardianship of the minister’,” he said.

Mr Waterford says there will be a formal investigation of the girl’s death and the coroner might choose to investigate it as well.

“Wherever there is the death of a child who Families SA has had some contact with, the Child Death and Serious Injury Committee, which is an independent body, will have a look at the circumstances and make a report to the minister,” he said.

Mr Waterford says the committee is comprised of paediatricians, police officers, lawyers and others.

Watch A $400000 Lamborghini Go Airborne And Crash In A Swanky London …


For fans and drivers of ultra-expensive cars, London’s Knightsbridge area is the place to see and be seen.

So when a supercar crashes in the posh neighborhood, the cameras are immediately rolling.

For one unlucky Lamborghini owner, his moment of embarrassment, and the cause of his hefty repair bill, was caught on camera this week.

His matte black Aventador is seen slamming into a turning Mazda 2 supermini and a stationary BMW 3 Series. The Aventador’s right front tire climbed onto the Mazda’s fender, sending the Lambo airborne and into the helpless BMW. 

According to CNBC, the occupants in all of the vehicles involved emerged unscathed, albeit a bit shocked. The Lambo was later seen leaving on the back a tow truck with significant damage to its front end. 

Located in the heart of London, Knightsbridge, along with Mayfair and Belgravia, forms what is known as the Platinum Triangle. It is home to many of world’s wealthiest and a preferred place of residence for Europe’s billionaires.  

The Aventador made its debut in 2011 as Lamborghini’s flagship model and the successor to the company’s ultra-successful Murcielago. Powered by a 6.5-liter 700-HP V-12 driving a Haldex 4-wheel-drive system, the Aventador can reach 62 mph from a standstill in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph.

The 2014 model starts at $397,500.

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