Witness Describes Car Crash Before Woman Was Shot

2 critically injured in multi-car crash on Hwy. 509

He called 911 to report that he fired after someone was banging on my door. Dr. Kilak Kesha, who conducted the autopsy, testified that McBride was shot in the face at close range. He said her blood-alcohol level was about 0.22, more than twice the legal limit for driving, but that it was probably even higher before she was shot as blood-alcohol levels drop over time. He said she had also been using marijuana. During cross-examination, defense attorney Cheryl Carpenter focused on alcohol, drugs and a possible head injury from the car crash. Could a person get more aggressive after a brain jury? she asked.
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at a two-story complex at Menlo Avenue and Olive Street. The driver told 10News crews at the scene that his Honda Accord lost power, which resulted in a brake and steering failure. The man’s family was also in the car as it coasted down Olive Street and through Menlo Avenue before crashing into the building. The crash put a large hole in the bedroom wall of one unit, pushing a bed and a sleeping mother several feet from the inside wall. The woman was not hurt, but told her daughter that she thought it was an earthquake. The occupants of the car were not hurt. Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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Car crashes into City Heights apartment building; driver says vehicle lost power

(WSP photo) Story Photos 131218_highway_509_crash_660 BURIEN, Wash. – Two people were critically injured when a car rolled down an embankment onto Highway 509, triggering a five-vehicle crash that blocked all southbound lanes of the highway for hours, the Washington State Patrol reports. State troopers responded to the scene, on Highway 509 near the South 128th Street interchange, just after 5 a.m. Wednesday after receiving a report of a multi-vehicle crash with serious injuries. A preliminary investigation found that the first vehicle came down an embankment onto southbound Highway 509 from a side street, then rolled over into the left lane of oncoming traffic. An approaching car with two people inside slammed into the rolled-over vehicle, then that car was hit by at least three more vehicles. The two people in the car – a husband and wife on their way to Sea-Tac Airport – were rushed to Harborview Medical Center with critical injuries. Meanwhile, the driver of the vehicle that came down the embankment fled the scene on foot, but was later captured and placed under arrest by King County sheriff’s deputies.
Please see the full article at: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/2-critically-injured-in-multi-car-crash-on-southbound-Hwy-509-236375701.html

Car Crashes Through Moscow River Embankment

The car floating wheels-up in the Moscow River.

Acar rammed through theMoscow River’s stone embankment onTuesday andfell intothe icy waters below, theEmergency Situations Ministry said. Rescuers pulled awoman out thecar, which went intothe river near theKrymsky Bridge, andhanded her over toan ambulance team, theministry said ina statement. “Ouch” wrote one person beside apicture onInstagram ofthe car floating upside down inthe river. “I wonder what kind ofspeed it was going toknock down thestone embankment,” another person said. The car must have driven into the embankment head on, he said. No information about whether any other people had been inthe vehicle or thestate ofthe woman’s health was immediately available. Thecar was pulled out ofthe river at3:30 p.m.
Please see the full article at: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/car-crashes-through-moscow-river-embankment/491768.html

Trooper Cunniff Dies After Thruway Car Accident

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Cunniff passed away Tuesday after sustaining injuries from an interstate crash that happened late Monday night. Cunniff, 35, was rear ended by a tractor-trailer on exit 27 of I-90 after pulling over a vehicle for a traffic violation on the Thruway. The truck driver, 65-year-old Gary Blakley, was driving in the right lane when he lost control for some unknown reason and ran off the road. Cunniff was inside of his patrol car when the collision occurred and was partially thrown from the vehicle. According to a statement by New York Police Superintendent Joseph DAmico, both vehicles were struck by the tractor-trailer. Dragging the troop car approximately 50 yards, pushing it off into an embankment, then striking Mr. Hellers vehicle, also dragging it about 75 yards before coming to rest on top of the vehicle, he said . Cunniff was airlifted to Albany Medical Center where he was pronounced dead on Tuesday afternoon due to a traumatic head injury. The driver of the car, 57-year-old Eric Heller, suffered minor injuries and is in fine condition. The truck driver did not sustain any injuries. DAmico confirms that no alcohol or drugs were involved but the cause of the accident is still under investigation. Sadly enough, this isnt the first time an NY trooper has died while pulled over on a highway : In 2011, New York state instituted its move over law that requires motorists to slow down and move over if possible when approaching police and emergency vehicles pulled over alongside the road.
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