Sxsw 2014: Fourth Car Crash Victim Dies

Car crashes on Northwest Side

Fatal hit

(Rodolfo Gonzalez / AP / March 13, 2014) Also By Gerrick D. Kennedy March 27, 2014, 1:58 p.m. A fourth person has died from injuries sustained earlier this month after a car driven by a drunk driving suspect crashed into a crowd during the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, officials said. DeAndre Tatum passed away on Thursday as a result of his injuries, the Austin police department confirmed. Tatum was one of 23 injured a few weeks ago after a a man attempting to evade a DWI checkpoint plowed into a crowd of festival revelers outside the Mohawk nightclub while being pursued by police. Two people,Jamie West, 27, and Steven Craenmehr, 35, were pronounced dead at the scene. A third victim, Sandy Le, died days later after being in critical condition with head injuries. The suspect, aspiring rapper Rashad Charjuan Owens , has been charged with capital murder and aggravated assault with a motor vehicle. Owens remains in jail, with bail set at $3 million. Times staff writer August Brown contributed to this report. ALSO:
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Police Report Confirms Secret Service Agent Caused Fla. Car Accident

(Jose M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune / March 27, 2014) Staff report 5:29 p.m. CDT, March 27, 2014 An 85-year-old man was struck and killed by a car on the Northwest Side this morning. The accident happened around 5:50 a.m. in the 4400 block of North Narragansett Avenue, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ana Pacheco. The man walked into oncoming northbound traffic when he was struck by the vehicle, Pacheco said. The accident happened around 5:50 a.m. in the 4400 block of North Narragansett Avenue, according to police. The victim was taken to Resurrection Medical Center and was pronounced dead there at 6:05 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and was not ticketed, Pacheco said.
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Car crashes into tractor trailer, bursts into flames after driver falls asleep at wheel

“The vehicle had no mechanical failure and the damage that occurred to the vehicle was from the collision,” accident reconstruction specialists with the Highway Patrol wrote, according to the person, who requested anonymity because the report has not been officially released yet. A spokeswoman said Tuesday that the Sheriff’s Department had no new information to release regarding the investigation into the Nov. 30 crash. “We will have something in the very near future,” department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida wrote in an email. The CHP declined comment. The Associated Press reported in December that investigators had found no evidence that the car had mechanical problems and ruled out debris or other roadway conditions. Subsequently, Porsche sent engineers to California to review the rare car’s wreckage. Though it was badly mangled and burned, the engineers were able to do a thorough analysis. They found no problems with the car’s electrical systems, brakes, throttle, fuel system, steering, suspension or other systems. Porsche declined a request for comment Tuesday. The conclusion about the speed was based on a “yaw” mark on the road that the car’s tire left on the road in an area of industrial office parks in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
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Two people are dead after a car crashes into a building

Mathew Reyes, a counter-sniper officer, had the “slight odor” of alcohol on his breath after the accident, according to the report. The Florida State trooper who responded to the accident conducted a sobriety test, but did not find that Reyes was impaired. The police officer conducted a pen-eye test, not a breathalyzer test, a Secret Service spokesperson told the Post. Reyes was cited for failing to yield to oncoming traffic and causing the accident. Reyes tried to cross both lanes of traffic when exiting a parking lot, and the Dodge Caravan he was driving was struck by an oncoming truck. Reyes and another Secret Service officer who was in the car with him were sent home from the trip, according to Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan. There have been no personnel actions to date, he told the Post. There are ongoing investigations. The incident in South Florida occurred a couple weeks before three Secret Serice agents were sent home from Obama’s trip to the Netherlands after a night of drinking. We’ve temporarily taken comments offline as we prepare to deploy our new commenting system based on the Discourse discussion engine. This will provide a better user experience, reply notification and more robust protection against trolls and spam. You will be able to access the new system with your existing account. No new sign up or registration is required.
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Car plows into crowd at SXSW

Updated: Thursday, March 27 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-03-27 15:45:32 GMT Mac McPherson said it sounded like a tornado when the weekend landslide slammed into his house, killing his wife and wiping out his home. Mac McPherson said it sounded like a tornado when the weekend landslide slammed into his house, killing his wife and wiping out his home. Updated: Thursday, March 27 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-03-27 15:10:07 GMT The Oklahoma City Police Department has canceled a Silver Alert for a missing 73 year old man. The Oklahoma City Police Department has canceled a Silver Alert for a missing 73 year old man. Updated: Thursday, March 27 2014 8:38 AM EDT2014-03-27 12:38:14 GMT An Oklahoma documentary film featuring survivors of deadly tornadoes in Moore and Joplin, Mo., will premiere in May in Moore. An Oklahoma documentary film featuring survivors of deadly tornadoes in Moore and Joplin, Mo., will premiere in May in Moore. Tell Me Something Good Tired of all the bad news? Looking for some good news? Tell Me Something Good, does just that! FOX 25’s Mike Brooks finds the good in Oklahoma and tells you all about it. Tired of all the bad news? Looking for some good news?
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Paul Walker car crash was caused by speed – not mechanical problems: investigators

Paul Walker of ‘Fast and Furious’ died Nov. 30 of a horrific car crash. That morning, he reportedly asked his mom to retire and take care of his daughter.

A single car accident north of Summit Road near Tenya Lodge in Fish Camp resulted in one passenger being medevaced to Community Regional Medical Center Wednesday, March 26 after the vehicle he was traveling in lost control and traveled down an embankment. According to authorities driver Woo Lam, 21, of Los Angeles traveling northbound on Highway 41 at unsafe speeds lost control of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra causing the vehicle to veer off the road and down an embankment. The car collided with a pine tree on the passenger side causing major damage to the front passenger Muhammad Puteras right arm. Putera, 20, of Los Angeles suffered a possible broken arm and was transported by ambulance to Oakhurst before being flown to CRMC to receive medical attention. Lam and the other two passengers in the vehicle suffered minor injuries and were treated on scene. Highway 41 remain open during the accident and the collision is still under investigation. Facebook Twitter Google Plus Reddit E-mail Print Order a reprint of this story Join The Conversation The Sierra Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what’s in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.
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Single car accident requires SkyLife

A car burst into flames after the driver fell asleep at the wheel and hit a parked big rigearly Wednesday morning in Greensboro. According to the N.C. Highway Patrol, the car was heading northbound on I-85 around 3:15 a.m. when the driver fell asleep and hit a tractor trailer. The driver of the tractor trailer had pulledover to check a map. The carwas fully engulfed in flames when officials arrived on the scene. The driver of the car sustained minor injuries. Troopers say they believe the driver of the car was going 50-60 mph when he crashed. The crash shut down the highway for more than two hours, but reopened to traffic as of 6 a.m.
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