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Category Archives: Fatality

Nation: 3 killed by 79-year-old Fla. motorist

BRADENTON – A 79-year-old woman mistakenly backed into seven people in a parking lot with her SUV, killing three of them and injuring four. The Florida Highway Patrol said Wednesday that Doreene Landstra of Palmetto has been ordered to appear in court next month after receiving a citation for improper backing.   The collision happened… Read More »

Arrest made in hit-and-run that killed Houston cyclist

The same December day that a 24-year-old Whole Foods wine expert died of injuries she suffered in a hit-and-run bicycle crash, Harris County jailers recorded a chilling phone conversation between an inmate and his mother. “They referenced the defendant as ‘Auntie M’ and that she wrecked her car while she was drunk and hit a… Read More »

Houston man killed by train was in hard-to-reach area

A pedestrian died early Wednesday morning when a train hit him along the Hardy Toll Road in northeast Houston, officials said. The incident occurred about 5:30 a.m. on the railroad tracks at 12200 W. Hardy Road near Cromwell, according to the Houston Police Department. Investigators have been sent to the scene. So far, it is… Read More »

Houston woman arrested in cyclist’s hit-and-run death

Police arrested a Houston woman Wednesday on a charge of hit and run stemming from what authorities say was a night of drinking and driving that led to her striking and killing a local cyclist. Chelsea Norman’s death early December on her way home from work galvanized the city’s bike riding community and spurred calls… Read More »

Man charged in Crosby crash that killed woman, toddler son

A man accused in a fiery crash in Crosby that killed a young mother and her son showed no signs of impairment at the scene and passed a field sobriety test, but a blood test would later show narcotics in his system, court documents show. Last week, Harris County prosecutors charged Emil McMahon, 31, with… Read More »

Around the area & state:Area and state: Passerby rescues trio after crash; driver is killed

A teenager was killed in a fiery crash in north Houston, but a passerby helped three men to safety, officials said.   Police said a white GMC pickup was southbound on U.S. 59 near Cavalcade about 10:30 p.m. Sunday when, for unknown reasons, the driver veered from the road and plowed through a grassy median…. Read More »

Bicyclists’ deaths draw eyes to roads, justice

Teenager Miguel Marcial pedaled his bike along a narrow, dark stretch of Richmond Avenue early one morning last July, following closely behind his older brother. The immigrant dishwashers had worked the late shift and were both biking to a nearby pharmacy to buy toilet paper. Only a few feet from the drug store’s parking lot,… Read More »

Cyclist killed in hit and run crash

A Houston-area cyclist was killed in an apparent hit-and-run accident that sent him into Brays Bayou, Houston police said Tuesday. The unidentified man was found around 7:45 p.m. Monday, though police said the accident in the 8200 block of Harrisburg likely happened around midnight Sunday. In a release, officials said the man appeared to have… Read More »

Police: 12-year-old autistic boy killed by alleged drunk driver

A suspected drunk driver killed an autistic boy who wandered onto a busy street in southwest Houston Saturday night, hours after he and his father got separated during an evening bike ride. Alvester Bowens, 12, was hit by a black Ford F150 around 8 p.m. on a high-speed overpass on South Post Oak. Gilberto Aguirre,… Read More »

Family sues Six Flags just as ride reopens after fatal accident

As Six Flags Over Texas prepares to reopen the Texas Giant roller coaster after a fatal accident in July, relatives of the woman who died have sued the Arlington amusement park. In a statement Sept. 10, Six Flags announced that its investigation of the July 19 accident – which included the ride manufacturer, Six Flags… Read More »



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