5 killed in I-10 semi crash at Picacho Peak

Posted: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 10:28 am

5 killed in I-10 semi crash at Picacho Peak

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PHOENIX — Five people died in a crash involving a semi-trailer on Interstate 10 near Picacho Peak Saturday evening.

The driver, Tracy Blackmore, was taken to a Phoenix hospital with serious injuries, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Blackmore was reportedly driving a pickup which collided with a semi-trailer.

DPS spokesman Sgt. Raul Garcia said 49-year-old Shelley Renee Blackmore and 20-year-old Danielle Blackmore were pronounced dead at the scene. Also killed were children ages 12, 12 and 8.

Police said all six people were from Gilbert.

Authorities believe the tread on the front left tire separated.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 10:28 am.

Mississippi River Bridge crash in Baton Rouge leaves two dead – The Times

Two people are dead and one man has been arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated following a crash on the Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge early Sunday morning.

Johnny Galmon, 26, and Kandace Cox, 19, died in the crash at about 2:45 a.m. this morning, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

They were in a vehicle that was traveling westbound on the bridge and was rear-ended by Derrick Matthews, a 38-year-old Baton Rouge resident. Matthews was arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide, vehicular negligent injuring, reckless operation, careless operation and driving while intoxicated (second offense).

Three other people — two from the vehicle that was rear-ended, and one from Matthews’ vehicle — were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Deming man dies in I-10 crash near Lordsburg – Las Cruces Sun

HIDALGO COUNTY One man died in a three-vehicle crash Wednesday on Interstate 10 near Lordsburg.

Donald Shay, 75, of Deming, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a news release from the state Department of Public Safety.

The crash occurred around 6:30 a.m., about 26 miles east of Lordsburg.

DPS reports a New Mexico Motor Transportation Division Police investigation revealed that a tractor-trailer rear-ended a 2007 Chevrolet pickup, knocking the pickup off the road. The tractor-trailer then struck another tractor-trailer, before all vehicles came to a stop.

Shay was driving the pickup truck. The driver of the second tractor-trailer was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the first tractor-trailer was uninjured. He was cited for careless driving.

Driver inattention is believed to be a factor in this crash, the DPS news release states.

Four ejected, die after vehicle rolls on I-35 N, I-10 E interchange

SAN ANTONIO — Four people died in a car crash on the city’s south side early Monday morning.

According to San Antonio police investigators, An SUV was heading north on I-35 and exiting on I-10 East when the SUV rolled around 2 a.m. 

Four people inside the SUV were ejected, police said.  Three people died instantly and another person died after EMS officials responded to the scene, according to investigators. 

Police preliminarily indicated speed may have been a factor as the vehicle was traveling on the I-35N and I-10E interchange.  There was no immediate word if the victims were wearing seat belts.

4 ejected, killed in SUV rollover


A rollover on the South Side killed four people and San Antonio police believe speed and alcohol may have led to the deadly crash.

SAPD officers and paramedics responded to the crash just after 2 a.m. Monday on the entrance ramp from Interstate 35 North to Interstate 10 East.

SAPD investigators believe the driver was headed northbound and lost control of his Chevy Trailblazer.

The SUV rolled several times onto a grassy median near the ramp. Police said the driver and three passengers were all ejected from the SUV.

All four victims, two men and two women, were pronounced dead at the scene. SAPD investigators said there was a strong smell of alcohol in the SUV, but the crash was under investigation.

Investigators also said no one inside the SUV was wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. The names of the victims have not been released.

51-year-old Lake City woman killed in crash on I-10 Wednesday morning – Florida Times

A 51-year-old Lake City woman died Wednesday morning in a crash on Interstate 10 just west of U.S. 41, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Christina Ann Fields was westbound in a Saturn 4D about 8:35 a.m. when the car went over the median and into the eastbound lanes, according to the Highway Patrol.

The Saturn hit the front of an eastbound tractor-trailer driven by 52-year-old James Gregory Rose of Conyers, Ga., according to the FHP.

Fields was pronounced dead at the scene and Rose was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, according to the FHP. He has been released.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

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Reports: Wrong-way crash leaves 1 dead


WVUE in New Orleans reported I-55 South is closed between Manchac and
Ruddock due to a deadly wrong-way crash.

Reports indicate one person was killed in the wreck. The
victim’s name has not been released.

It was reportedly caused by a vehicle headed the wrong way
on the interstate.

The station reported there were two accidents on the

No further details were

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One juvenile dead, one critically injured in wreck on Loop 410, SAFD says

SAN ANTONIO — Firefighters and police were called to the northwest side of San Antonio around 5:30 a.m. for a motor-vehicle accident on N.W. Loop 410 eastbound, near I-10 west.

Police said a male driver in his 30s was traveling westbound on N.W. Loop 410 when he tore through the concrete median, crossed over into oncoming traffic and struck the vehicle traveling eastbound on the highway.

According to the San Antonio Fire Department, the victims included a female driver in her 20s and two juveniles — one child died and the other suffered critical injuries in the head-on collision.

All individuals were transported to an area hospital. Police said the 4-year-old boy was in critical condition and the child that died was a girl, approximately 6 years old. Both adult drivers were said to be in stable condition.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the 6-year-old as Amaya Smith.

All lanes were shut down and traffic was being diverted onto Interstate 10. At 7:30 a.m., officials said clean-up efforts would take at least an hour.

According to SAPD, the initial indication is that alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the crash.


One man killed after a late night highway crash

One man is dead after a late night two-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in Lafayette.  

Lafayette Police responded to a call regarding a two-vehicle accident near exit 103B on I-10 westbound around 11:30pm Thursday night. 

According to Lafayette Police, the two vehicles involved in the incident included a Honda sedan and an 18-wheeler.

The driver of the big rig told police he was driving along the interstate when he felt a bump underneath the semi-truck.  When he pulled over, the driver saw the Honda stuck beneath the 18-wheeler.

The 45-year-old male victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s name will not be released until authorities notify the next of kin.

1 dead, 1 hurt in St. Landry Parish crash


A passenger in a pickup headed north on Louisiana Highway 35 was killed after the truck hit a culvert, causing it to flip several times.
State police say 31-year-old Curtis Wheeler, of Church Point, was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The truck’s driver, 25-year-old Brad Wheeler, also of Church Point, was transported in critical condition. He, too, was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected.
Authorities did not indicate whether the men were related.
Troopers say it happened about 2:46 a.m. Sunday in St. Landry Parish. Investigators suspect alcohol was a factor. Routine toxicology samples will be submitted for analysis.
Once released from the hospital, Brad Wheeler faces charges of vehicular homicide, reckless operation and no seat belt.

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