Welcome to Modern Mopar Forum

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customize your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more! This message will be removed once you have signed in.


Modern Mopar Crashes

247 posts in this topic



Hillsboro, N.D.) -- A Nielsville, Minnesota man has been charged in the deaths of two sisters in a high-speed crash north of Hillsboro last month.

51 year-old James Yahnke was hurt in the May 17 rollover on a Traill County road. 21 year-old Teja Beyer of Red Lake Falls and her sister, 23 year-old Mercedes Rowley of Sharon, North Dakota, were both thrown from the Dodge Challenger driven by Yahnke when it rolled.

According to highway patrol reports, Yahnke was going 94 mph in the car owned by his girlfriend. Beyer was in the passenger seat while Rowley was sitting on her lap. All three had been at a cookout.

When asked by a deputy how much he'd had to drink, Yahnke responded, "apparently too much." Yahnke was airlifted to a Fargo hospital following the crash. He's still recovering from his injuries and is not in custody.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites



Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA – An Odessa man is in critical condition following an early morning rollover accident in Odessa.

The accident happened on Tuesday morning in the 1300 block of West 8th Street just before 1:45 a.m.

Odessa Police tell NewsWest 9 a maroon 2008 Ford F-250 was traveling westbound along with a black 2010 Dodge Challenger.

We’re told the driver of the Dodge Challenger, 24-year-old Juan Porras, failed to control speed and drive in a single marked lane and hit the Ford F-250.

Porras was ejected as his vehicle flipped onto its top.

Porras was taken to Medical Center Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Officials say Porras was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

No charges have been filed and the investigation into the accident is ongoing.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites



Teen Cited After Running Stop Sign, Hitting Car And House

August 2, 2014


A Pensacola teen was ticketed after running a stop sign and hitting a vehicle and a house Friday afternoon in Cantonment.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol,  16-year old David Lane Godwin was traveling west on Kingsfield Road in a 2014 Dodge Challenger when he failed to stop for a stop sign at County Road 97.  His vehicle was hit by a 2006 Ford 500 driven by 51-year old Tamala Ann Mattheiss of Cantonment, forcing the Dodge Challenger to travel about 63 feet before striking a house in the 1700 block of Highway 97.

Godwin and Mattheiss were both transported by ambulance to Sacred Heart Hospital with serious injuries. Godwin’s passenger, 15-year old Preston Layne Walker of Cantonment, was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital with minor injuries.

The house sustained about $3,000 in damages, according to the FHP.

Troopers cited Godwin for running a stop sign.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

This thread is both dreadful and informative. In the crashes you can see that there is a lot of survivability built into these cars. But the dreadful part is when you push it past that point.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

no relation lol





A Northbrook man showing off how well his new car cornered at high speeds ended up flipping it instead and being charged with reckless driving, police said.

Ryan C. Pedersen wanted to show a passenger how well his 2014 Jeep Cherokee handled corners so they hopped in the vehicle around 7 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of Pony Lane, police said.

Instead of marveling at the Jeep’s cornering, he rolled the Jeep, which ended up on its roof. You can see how the aftermath in the photo taken by Leslie Leeb Machado, who lives right by the accident.

Pederson, 40, of the 4100 block of Bristol Court, was charged with reckless driving, and was released on $2,000 bond with a Sept. 24 court date.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


Here's the left rear on my challenger after a 140 mph race. I now have v rated tires. I'm just glad this happened on the rear instead of the front. Could have been a lot worse. Only damage... lost tire pressure sensor. Lucky dog right here.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites



A 28-year-old Oviedo woman died after the car she was riding in "split in half" after striking a pole, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

It happened around 6:45 p.m. on the Beachline, State Road 528, at mile marker 24.

Michael Sparks, 28, of Oviedo was driving a 2000 Dodge Viper when "for an unknown reason" he left the road. The vehicle struck a pole where it split in half and then struck a tree, FHP said.

Sparks suffered minor injuries while the passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name was not released.

FHP said both were wearing seat belts while alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending, according to FHP.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hope the kid recovers.




Harris County -

A 13-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was struck by a Dodge Challenger Tuesday in northwest Harris County.

The boy was struck around 9 p.m. on Highway 6 at Willow River while walking home from a football game at Labay Middle School.

Harris County Sheriff's Office said the boy was attempting to cross the road when he was hit. The woman who hit him stopped after the accident and helped deputies.

The boy was wearing dark clothes when he was struck and the woman said she did not see him until the last second.

He was taken by Lifeflight to Memorial Hermann in critical condition. The Harris County Sheriff's Office said there are no signs that the driver was at fault or will be charged. 

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites



Dodge Viper driver fractured both his legs after crashing into a tree Saturday, Boca Raton police said.

The crash happened at 8:12 p.m. in the 3700 block of Northwest Sixth Way, south of Spanish River Boulevard.

Police said Patrick James, 50, of Boynton Beach, was driving north when he went into the southbound lanes to pass another vehicle. Southbound traffic forced James back into the northbound lanes where he lost control and hit a tree.

Garrett Milanovich, an EMT student, said he was on his couch at the time of the crash.

"I heard a loud crash and ran downstairs to find a car 10 feet from my front door smashed into a tree," Milanovich said.

He and other bystanders tried to keep James calm as they waited for paramedics.

"[James] was alert and breathing but his legs from the knee down were pinned into the dash from [wreckage] coming into the passenger compartment," Milanovich said.



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites



Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 • Updated at 11:43 PM PST

A woman driving a black Toyota sedan died after running a red light and hitting another car in Sylmar Sunday morning, police said.

A 19-year-old man at the wheel of the impacted car, a Dodge Challenger, was injured in the crash, according to a Los Angeles Police Department detective. That man may have been driving intoxicated.


The crash at Foothill Boulevard and Polk Street, adjacent to the 210 Freeway, was reported at about 6:40 a.m., police said. Police closed that portion of Foothill Boulevard.

Witnesses saw the driver of the Dodge Challenger try to walk away from the scene of the crash but was held by bystanders, according to LAPD Detective Bill Bostos.

Police are searching for more witnesses, including two women who were handing out religious pamphlets at the 7-Eleven on the corner, Bostos said.

Others saw the women give aid to the two drivers; they apparently spoke to the woman who died, Bostos said. They apparently left after paramedics arrived.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites




Jeff Riggs/Athens Review



Rescue personnel help a passenger from a Dodge Challenger involved in a 2-car crash on South Palestine Street on Wednesday morning. Three people were taken to East Texas Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries sustained in the wreck.







Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 4:41 pm

Wednesday morning wreck, crime, keep Athens police busy By Rich Flowers News Editor Athens Daily Review

Wednesday morning was busy for the Athens Police Department with officers working a major traffic accident, an aggravated assault and an arrest for possession of marijuana within a few hours.

At about 7 a.m., APD responded to a 2-vehicle wreck on South Palestine Street that sent three people to the hospital with non-incapacitating injuries.


According to APD reports, a 2014 Dodge Challenger, driven by 47-year-old Cynthia Overton, was southbound in the 1500 block of South Palestine Street, while a 2012 Toyota Carolla was stopped in a private driveway.

Police reports said the driver of the Toyota failed to yield to the Dodge, and entered  the path of the oncoming car.  The driver of the Toyota, Edna Stanley, 61, was transported by EMS to East Texas Medical Center, along with a 16-year-old boy who was a passenger in the vehicle. Overton was also transported to the hospital. All escaped serious injury.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites



Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Police say a bicyclist is dead after being hit by a vehicle on Sunday.

It happened around 8:30 a.m. near Sunrise Avenue and Lamb Boulevard.

Witness statements, and evidence at the scene, indicate the bicyclist was traveling northbound on Lamb Boulevard, in the right travel lane, south of Sunrise Avenue.

The 2008 Dodge Challenger was traveling northbound on Lamb Boulevard, in the left travel lane, south of Sunrise Avenue.

The bicyclist suddenly entered the center travel lane, and then left travel lane, at which time it struck the right side of the Dodge Challenger. The bicyclist was ejected, and came to rest in the center travel lane of northbound Lamb Boulevard.

62-year-old William McCarley was pronounced deceased by responding medical personnel. This is the 6th traffic related fatality in LVMPD's jurisdiction in 2015.

This collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD Accident Investigation Section.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites



Two people were taken to an area hospital after a rollover wreck about 11:30 a.m. Monday in East Waco, officials said.

A black Dodge Challenger traveling south on Forrest Street collided with a westbound red Dodge Journey on Taylor Avenue when the driver of the Journey reportedly ran a stop sign, police on the scene said.

The Journey spun and landed on its roof, but the driver refused transport to the hospital, police said.

A driver and a passenger in the Challenger were both taken to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center with reportedly non-life-threatening injuries.

Waco fire officials, police units and emergency medical personnel were on scene


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites



HIGH SPRINGS -- One person was critically injured in a crash on U.S. 441 where a car struck a palm tree in the median.

Officers from the High Springs Police Department were called about the crash at 6:55 p.m. and found a Dodge Challenger that looked nearly unrecognizable and a Kia sedan with damage on its driver's side fender.

The driver of the Dodge suffered the most serious injuries.

"One of the drivers definitely fared the worst of all of them," High Springs Police Chief Jack Anterio said from the scene.

The names of the people involved in the crash were not immediately available. There were two people in the KIA and only the driver in the Dodge.

The crash closed U.S. 441 in both directions for about two hours as the High Springs police traffic unit investigated the crash. Anterio said the initial inquiry showed both cars were headed north in the highway when the Dodge struck a palm tree in the median and then the Kia. The impact with the palm tree had heavily damaged the right side of the Dodge. One of its wheels had been torn and thrown from the vehicle and other debris was scattered more then 100 feet about the scene. Anterio, who started his position as High Springs Chief eight days ago, said it was still to early in the investigation to determine if speed was a factor.

"We will conduct a thorough investigation into what happened," he said.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites



High Springs police say a car crash in High Springs that killed a Lake City man on Monday night involved two separate incidents and began when a Dodge Challenger slammed into a palm tree in a median along U.S. 441.

The Dodge, driven by 57-year-old Alton Lamar Vaughn, was headed north on U.S. 441 just south of Main Street in High Springs when it left the roadway and struck the palm tree, then careened back into the roadway. The heavily damaged car, which was registered to Vaughn's wife, sat in the roadway with no lights as fog encroached on the area. Minutes later, a Kia sedan driven by 25-year-old Lindsay Michelle Avery, of Fort White, struck the mangled Dodge.

"She just couldn't see it," High Springs Police Chief Jack Anterio said on Tuesday of Avery, adding that the crash into the tree caused most of the damage to the Dodge. "That tree took a toll on it."

Anterio said his officers were called to the scene at 6:55 p.m. and closed U.S. 441 in both directions until 10 p.m.

Vaughn was taken by Alachua County Fire Rescue ambulance to UF Health Shands Hospital and was pronounced dead at 7:40 p.m. Speed was not a factor in either crash, Anterio said.

Also, it did not appear Vaughn was under the influence of drugs or alcohol when the crash occurred, but High Springs police investigators were still awaiting toxicology results and a full autopsy.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

look at the kid rolling around on the median, the little turd got out to help with the beat down and then remembered his frivolous lawsuit training and started flopping around so they could get PAID!!!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now