Car Accident Round-Up – Policeman Dies in Car Chase in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Car Chase Leads to Policeman’s Death
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, police stopped a 35-year-old man suspected of an earlier hit-and-run accident in Granville, WV early Saturday morning. The man refused to get out of his car, and drove off leading police on a car chase into Pennsylvania. A WV police sergeant had pulled his SUV off the road on I-79 near the one-mile marker in PA and was ready to assist in stopping the vehicle when the suspect crashed into the SUV. The policeman was taken to the nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The suspect was arrested on suspicion of homicide by vehicle while police await toxicology test results. Police believe the man was driving drunk and taking prescription anti-anxiety drugs.
Three U.S. Marines Die in CA Car Accident, One Injured
San Diego 6 reports an early Tuesday morning crash last week left three Camp Pendleton U.S. Marines dead and another Marine, the driver of the vehicle, critically injured. The accident occurred around 2:00 a.m. after the car was heading northbound on rain-slicked, Golden Lantern Street when the driver apparently lost control of the vehicle, struck the curb then slammed into a tree. The two back-seat passengers were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and a third passenger were taken to the hospital, where the passenger later died. Police believe alcohol and excessive speed were the primary causes of the accident.
Kentucky DUI Accident Kills One
According to WHAS 11, the driver in a single-car crash last weekend in Louisville now faces charges of assault, wanton endangerment, and DUI after a passenger died. The alcohol-impaired driver lost control of his vehicle on a curve on Grinstead Drive and crashed into a tree, causing his passenger to be ejected. The passenger died several days later. The driver and a second passenger both ran from the scene of the accident. Police are awaiting toxicology results.
Two People Die in Fiery VA Wreck
Two people are dead after a violent single-car crash last Tuesday in Goodview, VA, according to WSET-TV. A pickup truck was traveling down Mill Iron Road when it gathered excessive speed, went airborne near the railroad tracks and slammed into a grocery store. The truck burst into flames. The driver was pulled from the wreckage and was airlifted to the local hospital where he later died. The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.
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