Highway fatalities News

Wyoming Up Nearly Double So Far From Last Year

Nearly twice as many people have died on Wyoming highways so far this year compared with 2013. Wyoming Highway Patrol figures show that 135 people have died as of last week this year in highway crashes. At the same point …

Fireman: Trucker ‘Zombie’-Like After Fatal Bus Crash

Russell Staley stared out his broken windshield as darkness engulfed him and firefighters bearing chain saws cut through fallen trees to reach the passenger door of his tractor trailer. Staley had been heading north on Interstate 35 near Davis, Okla., …

Cause of Oklahoma Truck-Bus Crash Still a Mystery

The softball coach who was driving a team bus smashed into by an errant truck did everything he could to save four players who died in the accident, a relative said, even as investigators tried to solve the mystery of …

Delaware Troopers Issue Over 1K Traffic Citations in I-95 Crackdown

Delaware troopers were busy this past weekend cracking down on traffic violations during a multistate enforcement safety initiative along Interstate 95. The Drive to Save Lives initiative was a one-day effort involving police in all 15 states along the I-95 …

Judge Rules Again: No Jail for Texas ‘Affluenza’ Teen in Fatal Car Wreck

A judge has ordered a Texas teenager who was sentenced to 10 years’ probation in a drunken-driving crash that killed four people to go to a rehabilitation facility paid for by his parents. Judge Jean Boyd on Feb. 5 again …

Slight Uptick in South Dakota Highway Fatalities

Highway fatalities in South Dakota are up slightly this year after a 20 percent drop in 2011, state Department of Public Safety officials say. So far in 2012, 125 people have died in automobile accidents, department spokesman Terry Woster told …