Car Accident Leads Deputies To Grow House

State Police Identify Driver, Victims In Logan Car Crash

Sheriff’s Office The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s office made a surprising discovery recently after deputies responded to a single vehicle accident. The crash happened on March 21st in the 168th block of Highway 441 North. Deputies found the driver of the car, Abey DiazPino, age 44, dead at the scene. The sheriff’s office then turned the investigation over to Florida Highway Patrol. FHP responded to 1185 NE 342 Trail in Okeechobee to notify the victim’s family. Troopers found no one at home but did locate several dogs on the premises. Animal Care and Control was called to retrieve the dogs from the home, and a member of the sheriff’s office waited for them to arrive. While waiting for the animals to be transported the deputy recognized signs of a grow house. After a search warrant was executed the Okeechobee County Narcotics Task Force entered the home and discovered 87 active marijuana plants, with a total weight of 22 pounds.
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Paul Walker crash caused by ‘unsafe speed,’ investigators say

Witnesses told a sheriff’s deputy that they thought the car could have been traveling in excess of 100 mph. Post-crash investigators noted several issues with the condition of the car, which logged just 3,333 miles as of September despite having several prior owners, including IndyCar driver Graham Rahal: Its original exhaust system had been modified in a way that could allow it to go faster. View gallery In this Nov. 30, 2013 photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department on Tuesday, March Its left front and right rear tires were about nine years old; the owner’s manual suggests changing the tires after four years. As a result of the age, “the drivability and handling characteristics … may have been compromised,” the report said. The car’s left rear brake rotor was worn below manufacturer specifications, but that did not contribute to the crash. Rodas, 38, and Walker, 40, had taken what was supposed to be a quick ride on a clear afternoon from a fundraiser benefiting Reach Out Worldwide, a Walker charity that gives first-response aid to victims of natural disasters. The crash occurred near the fundraiser, and horrified friends of the men raced to the scene. An unidentified witness said she saw the Porsche “‘jiggling’ back and forth in (its) lane like the driver was jiggling the steering” just before the crash, according to the report. Autopsies showed that neither man had used alcohol or drugs. Investigators found evidence suggesting both wore seat belts and air bags deployed for both the driver and passenger, the sheriff’s department said.
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Two seriously injured in Leominster crash

Police and firefighters work at the scene of a single-car crash on Crawford Street in Leominster Wednesday night that sheared a utility pole in two and

The driver of the Lexus sedan involved in the crash was Erin Bringham, 53, of North Andover, police said. The three pedestrians who were struck by the Lexus have been identified as: Hoa Ngo, 61, of Worcester; Kayla Brown, 25, of Beverly; and Joanne Kemp, 62, of Fremont, Calif. Ngo and Kemp were taken to Tufts Medical Center after the crash. Brown was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital. There was no information on their conditions. State Police said the 1995 black Lexus sedan pulled up to the passenger pick up lane about 5 p.m. and stopped. The Lexus then drove over the curb and struck the three pedestrians. Further details of the crash remain under investigation, police said. MORE LOCAL NEWS FROM CBS BOSTON
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LEOMINSTER — A section of Crawford Street remained closed Wednesday night as police worked at the scene of a single-car crash that sheared a utility pole in two and injured two people. Leominster police said they were called to 89 Crawford St., at 6:56 p.m., and arrived to find a car that struck a utility pole. Fitchburg Fire Deputy Chief Scott Cordio said when crews arrived, there were live wires on the 1996 Cadillac DeVille. Crews had to wait for National Grid to arrive and shut power to the lines down because the “car was energized,” Cordio said. Firefighters removed the 23-year-old male driver and his female passenger. Their names have not been released yet, and it was not clear Wednesday night how old the female was, Cordio said. Cordio described the injuries as “serious,” but added both occupants were conscious and alert the entire time crews were on scene. Police, including the Leominster Police Accident Reconstruction Unit, were on scene along with National Grid, according to police. Crawford Street remained closed Wednesday night while National Grid made “necessary repairs to the pole and any lines that were damaged,” according to Police Sgt.
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Investigators: Unsafe speed caused Walker crash

(Ralph Orlowski / Getty Images) By Oliver Gettell March 26, 2014, 10:01 a.m. The car crash that killed “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas was caused by excessive speed that may have topped 93 mph, about twice the speed limit of the curvy road in the Santa Clarita business park where the accident occurred, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigators have determined. According to The Times , investigators used road marks left by the vehicle, a high-performance 2005 Porsche Carrera GT driven by Rodas, to determine that the car was traveling between 80.59 mph and 93.97 mph when it crashed Nov. 30. “Investigators determined the cause of the fatal solo-vehicle collision was unsafe speed for the roadway conditions,” sheriff’s Cmdr. Mike Parker said. Also PAUL WALKER: 1973-2013 The report came the same day that Universal Studios previewed the upcoming film “Fast & Furious 7” at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, which gave the first glimpse of Walker’s final performance in the popular franchise. When Walker died, he still had a substantial portion of the film to shoot, and the studio pushed the film’s release from this summer to April 2015. Some reports have indicated that Walker’s character will be retired in the upcoming film, and that CGI and body doubles will be used in certain scenes. In the sheriff’s department report, officials found no evidence of any car system failures, but at least two of the tires were more than nine years old. Porsche recommends that tires be replaced after four years. As a result, “the driveability and handling characteristics” of the car “may have been compromised,” California Highway Patrol investigators wrote.
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