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3 people critically hurt on i-94 in alcohol-related wrong-way crash in mpls.


a woman driving the wrong way on interstate 94 in minneapolis early monday struck a car head-on, leaving three people severely injured, authorities said.the crash occurred about 2 a.m. on i-94 near dowling avenue, the state patrol said.a car driven by jennifer k. thompson, 25, was heading north on southbound i-94 when it hit another car heading south, "causing serious injuries," the patrol said.the patrol has yet to say how thompson ended up on the wrong side of the interstate. alcohol is believed to have played a role in the crash."the odor of an alcoholic beverage could be detected on [thompson's] breath," said patrol lt. tiffani nielson.thompson suffered life-threatening injuries, as did her passenger, brianna t. parrish, 20, of brooklyn park, and the other driver, andrew r. witt­huhn,






3 people seriously hurt on i-94 in alcohol-related wrong-way crash in mpls.


a woman driving the wrong way on interstate 94 in minneapolis late at night struck a car head-on, leaving three people seriously injured, authorities said.the crash occurred about 2 a.m. monday on i-94 near dowling avenue, the state patrol said.a car driven by jennifer k. thompson, 25, was heading north on southbound i-94 and hit another car heading south, “causing serious injuries,” the patrol said in a statement.the patrol has yet to say how the one driver ended up on the wrong side of the interstate. alcohol is believed to have played a role in the crash.“the odor of an alcoholic beverage could be detected on [thompson’s] breath,” said patrol lt. tiffani nielson.thompson suffered life-threatening injuries, as did her passenger, brianna t. parrish, 20, of brooklyn park, and the other dri






3 people seriously hurt in wrong-way crash on i-94 in mpls.


a woman driving the wrong way on interstate 94 in minneapolis late at night struck a car head-on, leaving three people seriously injured, authorities said.the crash occurred about 2 a.m. monday on i-94 near dowling avenue, the state patrol said.a car driven by jennifer k. thompson, 25, was heading north on southbound i-94 and hit another car heading south, "causing serious injuries," the patrol said in a statement.the patrol has yet to say how the one driver ended up on the wrong side of the interstate. alcohol is believed to have played a role in the crash."the odor of an alcoholic beverage could be detected on [thompson's] breath," said patrol lt. tiffani nielson.thompson suffered life-threatening injuries, as did her passenger, brianna t. parrish, 20, of brooklyn park, and the other dri






wrong-way driver led to crash that killed 2 teens, shut down i-94 in mpls.


a driver believed to be impaired by alcohol and heading the wrong way on interstate 94 in north minneapolis early tuesday struck another vehicle head-on killing two teenage occupants in the vehicle he hit, the state patrol said.the 26-year-old male driver who was going in the wrong direction was traveling west in the eastbound lanes when he collided with a toyota camry between lowry avenue n. and 26th avenue n. about 1:35 a.m. the wrong way driver was seriously injured and taken to north memorial medical center where a blood sample was taken, said lt. tiffani nielson."the wrong way driver we believe was impaired by alcohol," nielson said.a 19-year-old man who was driving the camry and his 18-year-old female passenger were killed in the wreck. their names have not been released.the eastboun






doctor, teen critically hurt after stopping to help crash victims


good samaritans who stopped to help at rollover crash injured when car slams into them.       






authorities id victims in wrong-way crash that killed 3


dyckesville, wis. — authorities in northeastern wisconsin have identified the victims in a wrong-way car crash that killed three people and critically injured two others.the brown county sheriff's office says 38-year-old todd beyer of green bay drove the wrong way onto an exit ramp and entered highway 57 going south in the northbound lanes friday. he collided head-on with a northbound car near green bay.beyer was pronounced dead at a hospital. two women from the appleton area in the backseat of the northbound car died at the scene. they are identified as 84-year-old ila schabow and her daughter, 56-year-old lynn eckes.the 32-year-old woman who was driving the northbound car and her 58-year-old father, who was a front-seat passenger, remain hospitalized. all four people in the northbound ca






wrong-way driver led to crash that killed 2 teens, shut down i-94 in mpls.


a driver believed to be impaired by alcohol and heading the wrong way on interstate 94 in north minneapolis early tuesday struck another vehicle head-on killing two teenage occupants in the vehicle he hit, the state patrol said.the 26-year-old male driver was traveling west in the eastbound lanes when he collided with a toyota camry between lowry avenue n. and 26th avenue n. about 1:35 a.m. the wrong way driver had to be extricated from his bmw and was taken to north memorial medical center with critical injuries, said lt. tiffani nielson.a blood sample was taken at the hospital, nielson said. but results were not immediately available."we believe was impaired by alcohol," nielson said.an 18-year-old girl from minneapolis who was driving the camry and her 19-year-old male passenger were ki






pickup passenger killed in crash with semi near sleepy eye


a man riding in a pickup truck was killed monday afternoon and the driver suffered life threatening injuries in a crash involving a semitrailer truck near sleepy eye, minn., the state patrol said.a semitrailer truck heading north on hwy. 4 about four miles north of sleepy eye in home township when it drifted onto the shoulder around 2:15 p.m. the truck driver overcorrected and slid into the southbound lanes and struck the pickup truck, the patrol said.joseph sellner was a passenger in the pickup. the 60-year-old man from sleepy eye died at the scene. the pickup driver, identified by the patrol as 61-year-old philip sellner, also of sleepy eye, was critically hurt and taken to sleepy eye hospital. neither man was wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.the semi driver, mark solheim, 56, of cle






ex-cop gets state prison term in fatal alcohol-related crash


mount holly, n.j. — a former police officer in new jersey who was driving drunk when he caused a fatal off-duty crash last year is now headed to state prison.burlington county prosecutors say justin rodriguez received a four-year sentence friday.the 25-year-old burlington township man had pleaded guilty in may to a vehicular homicide stemming from a sept. 23 crash in florence township. the crash killed his passenger, 27-year-old ariana williams, and left rodriguez critically injured.authorities have said rodriguez was speeding when he lost control of his car and struck a pole.rodriguez had served with the burlington township police department for 11 months before the crash occurred. he was suspended without pay after being charged and was fired following his guilty plea.






alcohol, drugs suspected as factors in brighton crash that critically hurt north


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ex-cop gets state prison term in fatal alcohol-related crash


mount holly, n.j. (ap) — a former police officer in new jersey who was driving drunk when he caused a fatal off-duty crash last year is now headed to state prison.burlington county prosecutors say justin rodriguez received a four-year sentence friday.the 25-year-old burlington township man had pleaded guilty in may to a vehicular homicide stemming from a sept. 23 crash in florence township. the crash killed his passenger, 27-year-old ariana williams, and left rodriguez critically injured.authorities have said rodriguez was speeding when he lost control of his car and struck a pole.most read storiessave over 90% on select subscriptions.rodriguez had served with the burlington township police department for 11 months before the crash occurred. he was suspended without pay after being charged






multiple people seriously hurt in wrong-way crash on i-94 in minneapolis


a motorist traveling the wrong way on interstate 94 in minneapolis late at night struck a car head-on, leaving multiple people seriously injured, authorities said.the crash occurred about 2 a.m. monday on i-94 near dowling avenue, the state patrol said.one car was heading north on southbound i-94 and hit another heading south, “causing serious injuries,” the patrol said in a statement.the patrol has yet to say how many people were injured or how the one driver ended up on the wrong side of the interstate.traffic on southbound i-94 toward downtown was closed but reopened in time for the morning commute.






motorist killed, another critically injured in wrong-way crash near mankato


a 59-year-old woman from mankato died wednesday night after a wrong-way crash on hwy. 22 south of mankato.wendy s. pearson was driving a toyota sedan southbound in the highway’s northbound lane about 5:30 p.m. when she crashed into a sport utility vehicle headed north, according to the state patrol.pearson, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken to st. marys hospital in rochester, but died from her injuries. indications are that she had been drinking, the patrol said.the other driver, lynnette m. engeswick, 64, also of mankato, was taken to mayo clinic health system in mankato with life-threatening injuries, the state patrol said. a passenger in her ford escape, jay r. engeswick, 64, of mankato, was not injured. both were wearing seat belts and no alcohol was detected on the driver, the pa






amish woman, baby among 4 hurt when car struck buggy in ohio


fredericktown, ohio — authorities say an amish woman was critically injured and three other people were hurt when a car struck a horse-drawn buggy in rural ohio.the four injured also included a baby.state highway patrol says the crash occurred monday night in the village of fredericktown, about 45 miles northeast of columbus. wcmh-tv reports that the buggy was hit from behind by the car, and troopers suspect alcohol was a factor in the collision.the woman in the buggy was flown to a columbus hospital. a man and the baby who were in the buggy and the car driver were also taken to hospitals. information on their conditions wasn't immediately released.wcmh reports that the baby is 2 months old.






milwaukee man sentenced to 20 years for wrong-way crash


milwaukee — a milwaukee man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a wrong-way crash that injured three people, including a young girl who is paralyzed from the waist down.thirty-seven-year-old chase biami pleaded no contest in december to three counts of injury by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle and three counts of second degree reckless injury related to the crash.the crash happened last june when biami was driving the wrong way on interstate 43 about 4:30 in the morning. biami told police he had two double shots of tequila before getting behind the wheel and last remembered being on don du lac avenue.the crash severely injured katie mathews, her daughter elizabeth and a family friend. katie mathews says she believes biami deserved a life sentence.






woman critically hurt in southampton crash dies, officials say


advertisement | advertise on newsdaya woman from germany who was critically injured in a head-on crash involving an suv on wednesday, feb. 1, 2017, in southampton has died, hospital officials said. (credit: john roca) a woman from germany who was critically injured in a head-on crash last week in southampton has died, hospital officials said tuesday.charlotte meyer, 20, was one of two women hospitalized following the hill street collision involving two suvs shortly before 3:20 p.m. wednesday.police said the driver of a westbound lexus suv crossed into the eastbound lane on a rural stretch of hill...






4 dead in southern california wrong-way crashes


los angeles (ap) — four people have died in two wrong-way crashes on southern california freeways.one crash occurred around 12:30 a.m. sunday on state route 118 in the porter ranch area of los angeles. authorities say a toyota driver traveling west in eastbound lanes smashed into a lexus.the drivers, a 30-year-old man and a 38-year-old man, died at the scene.a passenger in the lexus was injured.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeksauthorities say the toyota had traveled at least eight miles on two freeways.another wrong-way crash at around 12:30 a.m. occurred on interstate 605 in baldwin park, a los angeles suburb.two people died at the scene and two others were rushed to the hospital. there’s no word on their conditions.authorities are investigating whether drugs or al






woman critically hurt in southampton crash dies, officials say


advertisement | advertise on newsdaya woman from germany who was critically injured in a head-on crash involving an suv on wednesday, feb. 1, 2017, in southampton has died, hospital officials said. (credit: john roca) a woman from germany who was critically injured in a head-on crash last week in southampton has died, hospital officials said tuesday.charlotte meyer, 20, was one of two women hospitalized after the hill street collision involving two suvs shortly before 3:20 p.m. wednesday.police said the driver of a westbound lexus suv crossed into the eastbound lane on a rural stretch of hill street...






ex-cop gets prison for wrong-way crash that killed 2 friends


new york (ap) — a former new jersey police officer convicted of drunken driving and causing a wrong-way crash that killed a fellow officer and another friend was sentenced wednesday to the maximum — up to 25 years in prison.a judge on staten island gave pedro abad 8 1/3 to 25 years in prison after the former linden officer had asked for the minimum of one year.“you have no idea of the magnitude of what you did,” judge mario mattei told abad, according to the staten island advance. “you weren’t an accident waiting to happen. you were a time bomb waiting to explode.”prosecutors say the former linden police officer was drunk when he crashed into a tractor-trailer after a night at a strip club with friends in 2015.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.he was driving the wro






border patrol pursuit ends in crash; 9 hurt, one critically


nine people were injured, one critically, when an suv driven by a suspected human smuggler crashed sunday while being chased by border patrol agents near lake morena in east county. the agents tried to pull over the chevrolet trailblazer, which was headed east on state route 94 in the campo area, about 11:40 a.m., said mark endicott, a supervisory border patrol agent for the san diego sector.  the driver sped off and crashed into a boulder about 15 minutes later off lake morena drive near the entrance to lake morena county park. the suv was the only vehicle involved in the crash. all nine people inside were hurt. two people suffered minor injuries, six were moderately injured and one person was in critical condition, cal fire capt. issac sanchez said. he didn’t know whether it was the driv






2 die in car-semi crash in oconto county of ne wisconsin


oconto falls, wis. — two people have died in a crash in oconto falls in northeastern wisconsin.the oconto county sheriff's office says it happened around 4 p.m. saturday on county highway b at beaver lake road. the department says the driver of a car failed to yield at a stop sign, and the car was struck by a semi-tractor trailer.the two people in the car died at the scene. the semi driver was not hurt.authorities say speed or alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash.






bus with no students and car crash in kohler; 2 people hurt


kohler, wis. — two people were taken to a hospital after a crash in the kohler area involving a school bus and a car.police tell wbay-tv http://bit.ly/2otwwwk that there were no children on the bus. an adult passenger on the bus and the driver of the car were injured.the crash happened monday morning on interstate 43. kohler police chief william rutten says the car attempted to change lanes and hit the bus. the bus went into the median and rolled.the two people who were hurt weren't immediately identified.






prosecutor: former officer was drunk, speeding before crash


new york — a prosecutor at the opening of the new york trial for a former new jersey police officer accused of a drunken wrong-way crash that killed a fellow officer and another man has said it was his extreme intoxication that led him to slam into a truck.assistant district attorney frank prospero told jurors on monday that former linden officer pedro abad went the wrong way on a street at 73 miles per hour (117 kilometers per hour) because of how much he had drunk."it was nothing but his intoxication that caused him to go the wrong way on the west shore expressway at a high rate of speed," prospero said. "this was a horrific crash with devastating injuries and the loss of the lives of two young men."abad faces charges including aggravated vehicular homicide and manslaughter in connection






border patrol pursuit ends in crash; 9 hurt, one critically


nine people were injured, one critically, when an suv driven by a suspected human smuggler crashed sunday while being chased by border patrol agents near lake morena in east county. the agents tried to pull over the chevrolet trailblazer, which was headed east on state route 94 in the campo area, about 11:40 a.m., said mark endicott, a supervisory border patrol agent for the san diego sector.  the driver sped off and crashed into a boulder about 15 minutes later off lake morena drive near the entrance to lake morena county park. the suv was the only vehicle involved in the crash. all nine people inside were hurt. two people suffered minor injuries, six were moderately injured and one person was in critical condition, cal fire capt. issac sanchez said. he didn’t know whether it was the driv






2 people killed in evening wrong-way crash


centerville, ohio (ap) — two people have been killed following a wrong-way crash on interstate 675 in ohio.police say the crash happened around 9:30 p.m. monday in the southbound lanes of the highway in centerville.authorities say the wrong-way driver grazed one vehicle before hitting another vehicle head-on. both the wrong-way driver and the driver of the car that was struck were killed.police say the drivers were both men, but their identities have not been released pending notification of next of kin.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the occupants of the vehicle that was grazed suffered minor injuries.the highway was closed for six hours following the crash. an investigation into the cause is ongoing.






three hurt in near north crash that 'sounded like a bomb went off'


three people were hurt, two seriously, in a crash on the near north side late monday, officials said.the crash happened at west grand avenue and north state street in the near north neighborhood before 10:20 p.m., according to a chicago fire spokesman.three people were taken to northwestern memorial hospital. two were in serious condition, officials said, and one was transported with less serious injuries. a passerby said the crash sounded "like a bomb went off."one of the vehicles damaged in the crash appeared to be a taxi. debris was strewn across the intersection near the grand red line stop as crews worked while onlookers stopped to watch. 






border patrol pursuit ends in crash; 9 hurt, 1 critically


san diego — officials say nine people were injured, one critically, when an suv driven by a suspected human smuggler crashed while being chased by border patrol agents near lake morena.mark endicott, a supervisory border patrol agent for the san diego sector, tells the san diego union tribute (http://bit.ly/2mkwtlw) that agents tried to pull over the chevrolet trailblazer on sunday but the driver sped off.the vehicle crashed minutes later near the entrance to lake morena county park.endicott says officials suspect the driver, a u.s. citizen, was smuggling his passengers into the country. all of the passengers were adult, mexican nationals who were in the u.s. illegally. no one in the crash was identified.






police: 2 hospitalized after wrong way crash


reading, mass. (ap) — police say a woman driving the wrong way crashed into another car in massachusetts that left both drivers in serious condition.wcvb-tv reports the crash happened on route 128 in reading sunday morning.state police say a 26-year-old woman from south carolina was driving north on the southbound side when she collided with a 24-year-old driver from new hampshire. both drivers have been hospitalized.authorities believe alcohol played a role in the crash. the cause is still under investigation.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.___information from: wcvb-tv, http://www.thebostonchannel.com






man admits killing 5 in wrong-way crash while driving drunk


scranton, pa. (ap) — a pennsylvania man has admitted driving drunk in a 2016 wrong-way crash that killed five people.twenty-nine-year-old gennadiy manannikov, of lake ariel, pleaded guilty thursday to five counts of homicide by vehicle while driving drunk.a lackawanna county judge asked manannikov if he understood that he faced up to 60 years in prison by pleading guilty, and manannikov nodded his head and said yes.state police said manannikov drove the wrong way on interstate 81 for about 7 miles before colliding head-on with another vehicle.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.four people in the vehicle manannikov hit were killed, as was his passenger.manannikov had a blood alcohol content of 0.149 at the time of the wreck. the state’s limit for drivers is 0.08 perce






border patrol pursuit ends in crash; 9 hurt, 1 critically


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new mexico man cited in western colorado school bus crash that hurt 15 students


a 48-year-old new mexico man has been issued a citation in a western colorado school bus crash monday that left 15 students with minor injuries.samuel r. rascon, of hobbs, n.m., is accused of driving with a revoked license, failing to yield to a school bus with its lights activated and careless driving.the crash happened around 8:15 a.m. monday on u.s. 50 in the town of delta.fifteen children were taken to delta county memorial hospital for treatment of various minor injuries, police say. rascon was seriously hurt in the collision and taken to st. mary’s medical center in grand junction for medical care.alcohol is not suspected as a factor in the wreck. police have not elaborated on exactly how the crash happened.






ex-police officer convicted in fatal drunken-driving crash


new york — a former new jersey police officer was convicted thursday in a wrong-way crash that killed a fellow officer and another man in what prosecutors said was the result of extreme intoxication.pedro abad, 29, was found guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide, manslaughter, reckless endangerment and other crimes following a two-week trial on staten island in new york."today's top-count conviction ensures that mr. abad will spend many years behind bars and that he is held accountable for the devastation he has caused," district attorney michael mcmahon said in a statement.mcmahon said the former linden officer was "heavily intoxicated" when he made the choice to get behind the wheel.prosecutors say abad was driving the wrong way on the west shore expressway when he crashed head-on into






fatal crash closes lanes at hwys. 212 and 62 in west metro


a one-vehicle crash in which alcohol may have been a contributing factor killed at least one person on a busy west metro highway saturday morning, according to the minnesota state patrol.a saturn was headed east on hwy. 62 just after 7:30 a.m. when it lost control and rolled off the flyover ramp, coming to rest on eastbound hwy. 212.some lanes on 212 and 62 remained closed into early afternoon as investigators did their work.the patrol expected to release more details later saturday.meanwhile, the patrol identified a man killed friday evening in a wrong-way crash on the bong bridge in duluth. dennis c. edlund, 77, of centerville, died when the 2009 hyundai sonata he was driving east in the westbound lanes struck a pickup truck and an suv. no injuries were reported in the other vehicles.bef






alcohol a factor in rollover crash that killed mpls. woman, injured passenger


the state patrol has identified the woman killed in a rollover crash early monday on i-35w in south minneapolis as 29-year-old antionette shenice fondren.fondren was driving south in i-35w near 26th street around 2:25 a.m. when she lost control of her dodge durango and struck a guardrail. the durango rolled and fondren was ejected. she died at the scene, the state patrol said.fondren, of minneapolis, was not wearing a seat belt. alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash, the patrol said.a passenger in the vehicle, identified by the patrol as jimesha charece williams, was taken to hennepin county medical center with critical injuries, the patrol said.williams, 29, of minneapolis, was wearing a seat belt, the patrol's report said.two southbound lanes were closed for more than 3






2 motorcycles crash in east bethel, killing 1


east bethel, minn. — authorities say a crash involving two motorcycles has killed one person and critically injured two others in the northern twin cities.anoka county sheriff's deputies were called to the crash in east bethel on saturday afternoon. both motorcycles were northbound on highway 65 and came into contact with each other, causing both motorcycles to crash.both cycles had a male driver and a female passenger. one of the female passengers died at the scene. the other female passenger and one of the male drivers were each flown to hennepin county medical center in minneapolis, both in critical condition. the other driver was taken to mercy hospital with serious injuries.no other vehicles apparently were involved. authorities don't know if alcohol was a factor.






driver critically hurt in east farmingdale collision, cops say


one person was critically injured in a motor vehicle crash saturday in east farmingdale, suffolk county police said.police said the accident happened at about 3:15 a.m. when “a person in an suv” traveling south on route 110, north of republic airport, struck the rear of a tractor trailer at a traffic light.advertisement | advertise on newsdaypolice said the driver of the sport utility vehicle was airlifted by suffolk county police helicopter to stony brook university hospital and was in critical condition.the suv was impounded for a safety check and the motor carrier safety section was conducting a safety check on the tractor trailer, police said.police did not immediately provide additional details of the crash, including the identities of the people involved.long islandli car accidents






fatal crash reported in benton county


at least one person died early saturday in a two-vehicle crash in benton county, according to the minnesota state patrol.the crash happened at 7:21 a.m. when a semitrailer truck headed south on hwy. 10 rear-ended a dodge caravan stopped at red light at e. st. germain street, in northeastern st. cloud.three people were in the van, the patrol said. in its initial report on the crash, it identified only one of those three, passenger marche daniel price, 24, of new hope, whom it said was taken to st. cloud hospital with critical injuries. price was not wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.the conditions of the van driver, a 66-year-old man from sartell, and another passenger, a 22-year-old woman from big lake, minn., have not yet been released.the semi driver, james delbert cockram, 61, of owa






orchid show, tips for perfect baths and more


crazy for orchidsfor two days, orchid worshipers can immerse themselves among hundreds of tropical blooming cattleya, phalaenopsis, cymbidium and other varieties at the marjorie mcneely conservatory, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. jan. 28-29. the winter carnival orchid show also features tips on cultivating and caring for the popular indoor plants, from members of the orchid society of minnesota, as well as quality orchids for sale.american orchid society judges from throughout the midwest will give out awards and points at the show. the public can vote on the best winter carnival-themed display at the orchid society of minnesota's facebook page. admission: $5 for adults; $3 for ages 3-12. como friends members and visitors with a winter carnival on get $1 off. the marjorie mcneely conservatory is at 12