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Deaths from Nevada Car Crashes Down in June from 2018 Rates

Fewer people died in car crashes on Nevada roads in June than they did a year earlier, according to state data. The Nevada Department of Public Safety reported 16 deaths from 16 crashes in June, which is almost half as …

Connecticut Man Sentenced for Role in Car Insurance Fraud Scheme

A Connecticut man originally from Haiti has been sentenced for his role in a scheme to defraud insurance companies through staged car crashes. Jacques Fleurijeune was sentenced Monday in federal court in New Haven, Conn., to five months in prison …

Technology Being Blamed for Driving Up Massachusetts Car Insurance Rates

Auto insurance rates in Massachusetts are on the rise and technology is to blame. Industry experts tell The Boston Globe that drivers distracted by smartphones are crashing more often and those cars are now more expensive to repair because they’re …

State Officials Urge Residents to Avoid Driving as Winter Storm Hits Northeast

Plow trucks and shovelers in the Northeast attacked the region’s newest winter storm as fresh powder piled on top of ever-growing piles and whiteout conditions made roads unsafe, immobilizing millions of residents. Winter storm warnings were in effect from upstate …

Alabama Saw 25% Increase in Fatal Wrecks in 2016

Researchers say the number of fatal traffic crashes in Alabama increased by nearly 25 percent last year. Citing a recent University of Alabama study, The Tuscaloosa News reports that 1,058 people died in crashes statewide in 2016. That number is …

Slick Roads Cause Hundreds of Crashes in Virginia, One Fatal

Virginia State Police say slick roads have caused hundreds of crashes across the state, including one fatal crash. State Police Spokeswoman Corinne Geller said in an email that state police responded to more than 500 crashes and nearly 700 disabled …

9-Year-Old Tennessee Boy Hospitalized After Crashing Car

Authorities in Clarksville, Tenn., say a 9-year-old boy has been hospitalized after a car he was driving crashed. Media outlets report the accident occurred Sunday morning. Clarksville police said in a statement that the boy got into a car belonging …

North Carolina Resident Fed Up as Home Hit by Car for the 6th Time in 12 Years

A North Carolina man says he’s getting close to giving up on his home in Raleigh after it was hit by a driver for the sixth time. WTVD-TV reported Sunday that Carlo Bernarte says he’s fed up with the half-dozen …

Allstate: Texas Car Crashes Spike More than 20% Around the Holidays

More Texans crash their cars during the holiday season than any other time of the year, according to an Allstate Insurance Co. review of its claims data over the five year period between 2006 and 2010. The number of auto …

Grim Statistic: Auto Fatalities Spike on Tax Deadline Day

More than 200 years after Benjamin Franklin declared the only things certain in life are death and taxes, Canadian researchers have discovered a grimmer connection: U.S. auto fatalities spike on the deadline day for filing income tax returns. The number …