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Modern Mopar Crashes

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This is a twofer, one totaled and one lost for street racing. Hate to see a perfect HO SRT get turned into confetti

 

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/traffic/fatal-crash-shuts-down-peachtree-street-in-midtown/nsXsz/

 

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating if street racing was a factor in a crash in Midtown that shut down Peachtree Street for about five hours Wednesday, left one man dead and injured an off-duty Atlanta police officer.

 

Police closed the area of Peachtree Street between Beverly Road and the Buford Spring Connector after a white Dodge Challenger driven by the officer hit a stone wall near the Invesco building just after 2:30 a.m.

 

More than an hour later, Georgia State Patrol Sgt. John Cronin said his agency was called to help with the investigation.

 

“The officer has extensive injuries,” he said. “But from what we understand, right now he is stable.”

The officer was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he had surgery. It was unclear if he wore a seat belt. Officials were seen removing SWAT gear and an Atlanta police bulletproof vest from the Challenger. The officer’s name, employment status and history with the department were not immediately available, Atlanta police spokeswoman Elizabeth Espy said.

 

The passenger, who was wearing a seat belt, died on the scene, Cronin said. The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office identified him as Ramish Attai, 20, Lilburn.

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The GSP is investigating if street racing was a factor in the crash after at least one witness made a statement to officers and a 911 call was possibly made prior to the accident, Cronin said.

 

“There are still a lot of pieces to this investigation,” he said. “Obviously, speed is a factor in the crash.”

Atlanta police arrested the driver of a second Challenger that may have been involved in the crash, Cronin said. While he did not specify charges against the unidentified driver, Cronin said “she left the scene. She was located by responding Atlanta officers basically high.”

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http://myvalleynews.com/local/winchester-one-killed-1-injured-2-vehicle-crash-sr-79/

 

By – Trevor Montgomery and William Hayes

WINCHESTER – One person was killed and another was injured in a traffic collision Sept. 15. The fatal accident happened on State Route 79 just south of Construction Road in the unincorporated community of Winchester. The area where the crash occurred is south of Hemet and north of the cities of Temecula and Murrieta.

California Highway Patrol officers, Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters and AMR personnel responded to the traffic collision, which was first reported at about 6:25 p.m.

Emergency first responders arrived and found the mangled wreckage of two vehicles, a white Dodge Challenger and a grey Toyota Camry.

 

Paramedics quickly determined the driver of the Toyota was pinned in the vehicle and had already succumbed to his injuries. He was was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim required extrication from the destroyed Toyota. His name has not been released pending notification of his family.

In a comment on the Facebook page Hemet Valley Incidents Kelley Burwell, a resident of Hemet, identified herself as the mother of the victim killed in the collision. In her comment she wrote, “Thank you for all your prayers. It was my 20-year-old son killed in the accident.”

Paramedics treated the driver of the Dodge for complaints of pain. His injuries were described by Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Public Information Officer Jody Hagemann as moderate. Paramedics then transported the driver to a local hospital for further evaluation and treatment.

CHP officers are conducting an ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly crash.

 

A preliminary investigation conducted by CHP revealed the Toyota was being driven northbound on Hwy 79 in the number two lane just before the crash occurred, according to CHP Officer Blanco.

For an unknown reason the Toyota drifted off the right side of the roadway. The driver swerved back onto the road, over corrected and lost control of the Toyota, Blanco explained at the scene. The out of control vehicle then began to spin and crossed the center divider into the southbound number one lane.

 

The rear of the Toyota then collided with a white Dodge Challenger that was travelling southbound in the number one lane.

The vehicles came to rest in the southbound lanes of traffic, forcing the temporary closure of southbound Highway 79.

 

At about 7:15 p.m., southbound traffic was reopened and vehicles were allowed to use the center median to proceed. Motorists were backed up for several miles as they moved slowly past the wreckage.

As of 9:30 p.m. officers and other emergency personnel were still at the scene conducting an accident investigation and clearing the wrecked vehicles and debris from the roadway.

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http://myvalleynews.com/local/winchester-one-killed-1-injured-2-vehicle-crash-sr-79/

 

By – Trevor Montgomery and William Hayes

WINCHESTER – One person was killed and another was injured in a traffic collision Sept. 15. The fatal accident happened on State Route 79 just south of Construction Road in the unincorporated community of Winchester. The area where the crash occurred is south of Hemet and north of the cities of Temecula and Murrieta.

California Highway Patrol officers, Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters and AMR personnel responded to the traffic collision, which was first reported at about 6:25 p.m.

Emergency first responders arrived and found the mangled wreckage of two vehicles, a white Dodge Challenger and a grey Toyota Camry.

 

Paramedics quickly determined the driver of the Toyota was pinned in the vehicle and had already succumbed to his injuries. He was was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim required extrication from the destroyed Toyota. His name has not been released pending notification of his family.

In a comment on the Facebook page Hemet Valley Incidents Kelley Burwell, a resident of Hemet, identified herself as the mother of the victim killed in the collision. In her comment she wrote, “Thank you for all your prayers. It was my 20-year-old son killed in the accident.”

Paramedics treated the driver of the Dodge for complaints of pain. His injuries were described by Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Public Information Officer Jody Hagemann as moderate. Paramedics then transported the driver to a local hospital for further evaluation and treatment.

CHP officers are conducting an ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly crash.

 

A preliminary investigation conducted by CHP revealed the Toyota was being driven northbound on Hwy 79 in the number two lane just before the crash occurred, according to CHP Officer Blanco.

For an unknown reason the Toyota drifted off the right side of the roadway. The driver swerved back onto the road, over corrected and lost control of the Toyota, Blanco explained at the scene. The out of control vehicle then began to spin and crossed the center divider into the southbound number one lane.

 

The rear of the Toyota then collided with a white Dodge Challenger that was travelling southbound in the number one lane.

The vehicles came to rest in the southbound lanes of traffic, forcing the temporary closure of southbound Highway 79.

 

At about 7:15 p.m., southbound traffic was reopened and vehicles were allowed to use the center median to proceed. Motorists were backed up for several miles as they moved slowly past the wreckage.

As of 9:30 p.m. officers and other emergency personnel were still at the scene conducting an accident investigation and clearing the wrecked vehicles and debris from the roadway.

If you ever wanted to know the benefit of a car built like a tank that's it.

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Damn that happened not far from where I live. The worst part about that road is its only one of three ways in and out of Hemet and happens to be the one with the most traffic. And turning around and going a different way is waaaay the fuck out of the way. Damn shame a kid that age lost his life.

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State Police Reading arrived on scene at the intersection of Noble Street and Mertz Road in Maxatawny for a one vehicle crash at 1:44 p.m. on June 16. A green 2015 Dodge Challenger had struck a utility pole head on.

 

State Police report that the driver, Robert Hartline, 56, Kempton, was driving southbound on Noble Street at about 55 miles per hour when he fell asleep behind the wheel. The car then swerved to the right and went off the right side of the roadway and then struck the utility pole head on.

 

Hartline sustained minor injuries. He was evaluated on scene by Kutztown EMS but refused further transport.

 

The vehicle was towed by Andre’s Towing.

 

State Police report that field sobriety tests were performed on Hartline and he was subsequently placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. Hartline was also in possession of controlled substances and drug paraphernalia.

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http://www.oaoa.com/news/local/article_6862122a-57c7-11e7-a949-136796923024.html

Three people died and four were injured during a fiery collision Thursday night on Yukon Road, according to Odessa Police Department.

A spokesman said police believe the wreck may have been linked to drunken driving. 

Odessa police have not been able to confirm any of the names of the people involved in the fatal wreck, but Odessa Police Department spokesman Cpl. Steve LeSueur said that the four people hurt were taken to Medical Center Hospital for treatment of injuries.

The three people who died were occupants of a van. The four people injured were occupants of a Dodge Challenger, according to police.

The driver of  the Dodge Challenger is being investigated on a charge of intoxication/manslaughter, LeSueur said. The name of the driver has not been released, and he has not been charged, as he is being treated at MCH, he added.

The range of injuries of the four individuals varied, but LeSueur said they were all non life-threatening.

Dispatchers received a 911 call shortly before 9:30 p.m. and sent firefighters and Odessa police to the location where smoke was seen coming from a spot on the southbound side of Yukon Road.

Radio broadcasts reported that one of the vehicles was engulfed in flames and that someone was trapped inside. Both the van and the Dodge Challenger were traveling westbound on Yukon Road when the Challenger reportedly collided into the van from behind. This led both vehicles to burst into flames, LeSueur said.

“My son is that wreck,” said a woman who identified herself as Shellena, mother of 18-year-old Maurice Green.

Shellena said Maurice called her on the cell to say he was in a bad accident, but the call apparently ended.

Shellena walked toward the crash site, which was near Ratliff Stadium, and learned through police that Maurice was fine but that one of his traveling companions in the Dodge Challenger was hurt.

Police diverted eastbound traffic to Tobosa Avenue.

 
 

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http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/man-killed-in-head-on-crash-on-riverview-drive-is/article_a40dbb48-6f88-52e6-959e-6e6ccf28ca82.html

 

 

The St. Louis Police Department's accident-reconstruction team investigates a crash on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, near the intersection of Bluff and Riverview drives. One person was killed in the crash. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com

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Investigators look over two cars involved in a head-on crash on Riverview Drive near Bluff Drive on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. One person was killed in the crash. Photo by Kim Bell, kbell@post-dispatch.com

     
     
     

     

    Members of the Chain of Rocks Community Neighborhood Association, which is made up of residents off of Riverview Drive in St. Louis, hold signs on Monday, July 10, 2017, to call attention to speeding on the thoroughfare at a press event at which Gov. Eric Greitens announced state cooperation with the city of St. Louis in a new crime initiative. The event was held on a parking lot in the 8900 block of Riverview Drive. Photo by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com

       
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      ST. LOUIS • Rich Dennett, 72, has lived on Riverview Drive for more than 20 years. In that time, speeding cars have crashed into several nearby telephone poles, damaged three of his cars, taken out his mailbox at least 10 times and even launched over his fish pond before landing in his driveway.

      Speeders, careless drivers and just plain accidents have long sparked the ire of residents along this stretch of road between the Mississippi River and St. Louis County. Earlier this year, a cyclist was struck and killed to the north. There was a fatal crash less than a mile to the south of Dennett’s home in May, and another in the same area in June.

      And Tuesday morning, it was a neighbor of Dennett’s killed in yet another crash near Dennett’s home in the 9700 block of Riverview.

       
       

      Police say Gary Elmer, 64, was driving north in the southbound lane of Riverview when he slammed into a southbound driver about 6 a.m. Elmer, who was pronounced dead at a hospital, may have been trying to take a quick shortcut from Bluff Drive to Valley Drive without fully pulling into the northbound traffic lane of Riverview for the 90 or so feet between the two cross streets.

      Elmer lived nearby, in the 300 block of Scenic Drive, police said. The other driver, a 39-year-old man, was seriously injured.

      Lt. Paul Lauer, commander of the St. Louis Police Department’s traffic safety division, said he’s aware of the concerns of those such as Dennett who live along Riverview.

      “It does seem speed is a problem,” Lauer said. “This one is more poor judgment.”

      Elmer was driving a Honda Accord north in the southbound lane. Lauer said it appears he had made a quick turn onto Riverview from Bluff Drive, apparently planning to make another quick left onto Valley Drive.

      But instead of turning onto Riverview’s northbound lane, he stayed to the left in the southbound lane — and was hit by an oncoming southbound Dodge Challenger. Skid marks from the Challenger show its driver tried to stop, Lauer said.

      That man was able to talk to police at the scene and explain what happened. The police accident-reconstruction team was investigating the crash. 

      Riverview stretches for about 3.5 miles from Hall Street to Interstate 270. Bluff Drive is at about the halfway point. The scene is less than a mile north of a June 1 collision that killed a man on Riverview. In that crash, a pickup and semi collided near Scranton Avenue. A man died at the scene.

      About two weeks before that, on May 13, a driver died after being thrown from a vehicle at Scranton Avenue and Riverview Drive.

      Police identified the victim as Duane Ackins, 51, of East St. Louis. Police say Ackins’ vehicle struck a concrete barrier, ran off the road, hit a light pole and rolled onto its side. Ackins was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.

      In February, a St. Louis University professor was struck and killed while cycling in the 10600 block of Riverview, farther north toward the Chain of Rocks Bridge.

       
       

      Life on Riverview a trade-off

      Residents along Riverview have been complaining about speeders and crashes there for years. When Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens held a news conference July 10 about having state troopers patrol highways in St. Louis, some residents along Riverview who are part of the Chain of Rocks Community Association showed up and held signs asking that local police not forget about Riverview.

      Dennett, retired from a job as a mechanic at St. Louis Lambert International Airport, said he held a sign at the Greitens’ protest, hoping that police would spend more time patrolling Riverview. He said a city police commander has assured residents that city officers would run radar or do more patrolling.

      “I can’t hardly name them all,” Dennett said of the crashes he has seen along Riverview.

      The time his fish pond, encircled with stones, was destroyed, four teens who had been drinking and joyriding walked away from the crash, he said. That was about seven years ago. Their car careened over the pond and landed in Dennett’s driveway, causing $10,000 worth of damage to his pickup and his wife’s Impala.

      The trade-off for living along Riverview is a knockout view. Dennett can see the meandering Mississippi River from his front yard and, when he stands on a hill in his backyard, he can see the Gateway Arch. He persists, swapping out mailboxes when they get demolished, and tending to the plants that get smashed. The fish pond is dormant.

      The speeders and crashes aren’t the only signs of trouble along Riverview. Dennett said he hears gunshots too.

      “But the traffic,” he said, “is scarier than the gunshots.”

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      This was one cursed Hellcat. 

      It was bought new in Birmingham, AL by a friend of mine. It got stolen from the dealership (Benchmark CDJR) that didn't have common sense to lock a higher end car INSIDE the building and then accused the owner of stealing his own car. A few months later, after insurance had settled, it was recovered in very good shape. The insurance company auctioned it off. ...and you see what the new owner in Illinois did to it. I heard it was a fatality but I don't know for sure. 

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      http://www.longisland.com/news/07-28-17/officials-three-year-old-child-struck-and-killed-by-motorist-in-hempstead.html

       

      Hempstead, NY - July 28, 2017 - The Homicide Squad is investigating a Fatal Pedestrian and Vehicle Collision that occurred on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 9:04 pm in Hempstead.
       
      According to detectives, defendant George J. Graydon, 31, of Hempstead, was driving a 2017 Dodge Challenger eastbound through the rear parking lot of 70 Maple Avenue. A three year old male victim was playing on the sidewalk and ran out in front of the vehicle. The driver did stop and attempted to render aid. The victim, Qualique McDaniels was transported to Mercy Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased at 9:40 pm by hospital staff. 
       
      It was determined that defendant Graydon was driving with a suspended driver’s license. He was placed under arrest at scene. 
       
      Defendant Graydon is being charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle. He will be arraigned on Friday, July 28, 2017 at First District Court, Hempstead.
       
      The investigation is ongoing.

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      http://www.krem.com/news/local/grant-county/wilson-creek-man-killed-in-single-vehicle-crash/462373551

       

      GRANT COUNTY, Wash ---A 47-year-old Wilson Creek man killed in single vehicle roll-over crash, Saturday evening.

      Thomas Veenstra was driving a 2016 Dodge Challenger which crashed sometime Saturday late afternoon or evening, on Road Q-Northeast south of Road 25-Northeast. He died at the scene.

      Veenstra’s family notified sheriff’s deputies around eight p.m. Saturday that Veenstra had taken the Challenger out for a drive but had not returned after several hours. Deputies searched the Wilson Creek area and later found the crash scene.

      Veenstra’s body is in the care of Coronoer Craig Morrison whose staff will conduct an autopsy.

      Deputies from the Sheriff’s Motor Traffic Unit believe the Challenger was traveling at high speed when Veenstra lost control, struck a roadside embankment and rolled, coming to rest on its top. Veenstra was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

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      http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article165734042.html

       

      Two people were killed when a car ran into a tree early Sunday in north Charlotte, police said.

      Larry Lee Lockhart Jr. was heading south in a 2012 Dodge Challenger on Hubbard Road near Haybridge Road when his car left the road, slid down an embankment and hit a tree on the passenger side. Lockhart, 40, and his passenger, 42-year-old Tabitha Denise Staton, were both killed.

      Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have determined that speed played a role in the crash, and police are investigating to determine whether alcohol was also involved. The investigation has found that Staton was wearing her seatbelt, but Lockhart was not.

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      http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/article166418052.html

      A man died after crash in Myakka City

      By Sara Nealeigh

      snealeigh@bradenton.com

      August 10, 2017 7:00 AM

      Manatee

      Editor’s Note: This story has been edited to correctly reflect which driver was ejected from the vehicle.

      Terriea Pethybridge and her husband were on their way home from the Tampa Bay Rays game when they saw bright lights along State Road 70.

      It was a law enforcement vehicle, Pethybridge recalled, that still had its bright lights on, along with flashing blue lights.

      When they saw why the car was stopped, Pethybridge and her husband got out of their car and ran to help.

      The crash, which happened at approximately 12:21 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of State Road 70 and Robinson Road in Manatee County, left one person dead and another hospitalized, according to FHP.

       
       

      A 1997 Chevrolet was traveling eastbound on S.R. 70 just east of Robinson Road.

      A 2015 Dodge Challenger was traveling westbound on S.R. 70 also near Robinson Road when the 23-year-old driver of the Chevrolet drifted across the center lane line and struck the Challenger, according to FHP.

      The Challenger rotated after the impact, stopping in a ditch on the north side of the highway.

      The driver, 37-year-old Adam Absher, was pronounced dead at the scene.

      The Chevrolet rotated and overturned, stopping in a ditch on the north side of the road and the driver was ejected from a rear window, according to FHP. The driver suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital.

       

      Pethybridge said the scene of the crash was littered with car parts. The Dodge was destroyed.

      “It was a horrible thing to see,” Pethybridge said, as she was there when Absher died. “It was devastating to see, it was a young life.”

      It is unclear why the vehicle did not maintain its lane. The crash remains under investigation.

       

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      lol ^^^^^^^^^^^^

       

      http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/one-dead-and-19-injured-as-car-strikes-crowds-along-route-of-white-nationalist-rally-in-charlottesville-two-police-die-in-helicopter-crash/ar-AApUdhF?li=BBnb7Kz

       

      CHARLOTTESVILLE — Chaos and violence turned to tragedy Saturday as hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members — planning to stage what they described as their largest rally in decades to “take America back” — clashed with counterprotesters in the streets and a car plowed into crowds, leaving one person dead and 19 others injured.

      Hours later, two state police officers died when their helicopter crashed at the outskirts of town. Officials identified them as Berke M.M. Bates of Quinton, Va., who was the pilot, and H. Jay Cullen of Midlothian, Va., who was a passenger. State police said their Bell 407 helicopter was assisting with the unrest in Charlottesville. Bates died one day before his 41st birthday; Cullen was 48.

      Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), who had declared a state of emergency in the morning, said at an evening news conference that he had a message for “all the white supremacists and the Nazis who came into Charlottesville today: Go home. You are not wanted in this great commonwealth.”

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      Maurice Jones, Charlottesville’s African American city manager, looked stricken as he spoke. “Hate came to our town today in a way that we had feared but we had never really let ourselves imagine would,” he said.

      State and local officials declined to take reporters’ questions and abruptly left after making statements.

      In an emergency meeting Saturday evening, the Charlottesville City Council voted unanimously to give police the power to enact a curfew or otherwise restrict assembly as necessary to protect public safety.

      Video recorded at the scene of the car crash shows a 2010 gray Dodge Challenger accelerating into crowds on a pedestrian mall, sending bodies flying — and then reversing at high speed, hitting yet more people. Witnesses said the street was filled with people opposed to the white nationalists who had come to town bearing Confederate flags and anti-Semitic epithets.

      A 32-year-old woman was killed, according to police, who said they were investigating the crash as a criminal homicide.

      The driver of the Challenger, James Alex Fields Jr., 20, of Ohio, was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding, and one count of hit-and-run attended failure to stop with injury, police said. He is being held without bail and is scheduled to be arraigned Monday, Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail Superintendent Martin Kumer said.

      Records show Fields last lived in Maumee, Ohio, about 15 miles southwest of Toledo.

      Fields’s father was killed by a drunk driver a few months before the boy’s birth, according to an uncle who spoke on the condition of anonymity. His father left him money that the uncle kept in a trust until Fields reached adulthood.

      “When he turned 18, he demanded his money, and that was the last I had any contact with him,” the uncle said.

      Fields, he said, grew up mostly in Northern Kentucky, where he’d been raised by a single mother who was a paraplegic. The uncle, who saw Fields mostly at family gatherings, described his nephew as “not really friendly, more subdued.”

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