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Wintry Precipitation Causes Icy Roads, Several Crashes in Pennsylvania

Wintry precipitation has caused icy roads that are being blamed for numerous crashes on a major eastern Pennsylvania highway. Route 309 was shut down in both directions for a few hours early Thursday in Montgomery County, following the crashes that …

Winter Storm Packs Snowy, Icy Punch in Pennsylvania, Making Roads a Mess

Pennsylvanians have dealt with their first taste of wintry weather this season, and the storm brought much more snow than predicted, making roads around the state icy and treacherous. A meteorologist told the Allentown Morning Call the storm was “an …

Parts of Northern New England Hit with Heavy, Wet Snow

More than 6 inches of heavy, wet snow fell in parts of northern New England on Tuesday in one of the first significant snowfalls of the season. Caledonia and Essex counties in northeastern Vermont reported 4 inches to 7.5 inches, …

N.J. High Court Rules That Phantom Vehicles Can Be Allocated Fault

The case of Mark R. Krzykalski v. David T. Tindall involves an auto accident where both the plaintiff and the defendant were in the left lane turning left through an intersection. An unidentified driver turned unexpectedly from the right lane, …

7-Car Pileup Involving 18-Wheeler in Mississippi Leaves 2 Dead

A multi-car pileup on Interstate 55 in southern Mississippi has left two people dead. Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Cpl. Brandon Fortenberry tells local media that seven vehicles, including an 18-wheel truck were involved in the Monday accident in McComb. He …

Rhode Island Man Who Streamed Drive, Crashed Had Suspended License

Police say a Rhode Island man who streamed himself on Facebook Live driving 114 mph before crashing into a garbage truck and a concrete barrier was driving with a suspended license. State police say 20-year-old Onasi Olio-Rojas, of Pawtucket, lost …

Pennsylvania Drivers Third Most Likely in U.S. to Have Deer-Related Accidents

Figures compiled by State Farm Insurance show that Pennsylvania drivers are the third most likely of motorists in any state to have a collision with a deer, having a one in 67 chance of a deer-related accident. With this in …

Mississippi Highway Patrol Reports 250 Accidents Over Christmas Holiday

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says five people died on state and federal highways during the Christmas holiday period from Wednesday through Sunday. In Lee County, 19-year-old Boonville resident Chaniqua Pierce died Dec. 24 on Mississippi when her car hit a …

First Major Snowfall in West Virginia Blamed for Dozens of Wrecks

West Virginia’s first significant snowfall this year is to blame for dozens of highway wrecks. There were no reports of deaths, but slick roads Friday night left many drivers and their passengers injured. In Kanawha County, more than three dozen …

100-Year-Old South Carolina Man Dies After Driving Car into Tree

Authorities say a 100-year-old man has been killed after the car he was driving on a private road at a gated South Carolina island resort ran into a tree. S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Hannah Wimberly said the wreck happened …