THIS picture of a nine-year-old girl was taken to mark her start as a ninth grader – but just ten minutes later she died in a car crash. Payton Crustner smiled and posed for the camera on Tuesday at around 7am, just one day before she was due to start a new school year in the fourth grade. But tragedy struck shortly after it was taken as the Nissan Sentra she was travelling in was involved in a road accident and she was flung to her death and pronounced dead at the scene. The little girl was only wearing the bottom part of her seatbelt when her mum, Miranda Clark, 32, swerved in an unsuccessful attempt to avoid a GMC truck as it drove into oncoming traffic near Laneville, Texas. Payton’s brother, 16, was riding in the front of the vehicle and was not wearing a seat belt. He is currently in intensive care with severe wounds and currently on a ventilator. Her younger sister, 3, who was also in the car, suffered only minor injuries. Her mum and the pick-up driver Marcus Wayne … [Read more...] about Tragedy as girl, 9, is killed in car crash minutes after posing for photo to mark her first day of school
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Sponsored content from Thomas J. Henry Law Updated 10:51 am CDT, Thursday, August 9, 2018 Photo: Gettyimages Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Gettyimages 2 Teen Girls Killed in Car Crash, Accusations Are Raised Against Store Clerk for Selling Alcohol to 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Gumaro Munoz Campos, an Atascocita shopkeeper, is facing multiple charges after two teen girls were killed in a crash while riding with a minor driver to whom Campos sold alcohol. Details of the Atascocita Drunk Driving Accident According to WMUR, the 29 year-old is facing one count of Sale of Alcohol Beverage to a minor, which is a misdemeanor. A conviction could see up to a year in jail, a fine of $4,000, and suspension of liquor license for up to 180 days. Police say at 12:30 a.m. on July 25, along the 18300 block of Timber … [Read more...] about 2 Teen Girls Killed in Car Crash, Accusations Are Raised Against Store Clerk for Selling Alcohol to
Charles E. Ramirez and Oralandar Brand-Williams The Detroit News Published 4:24 p.m. UTC Jul 26, 2018 The Detroit police officer who died in a single-car crash on the city’s west side Thursday was "the ultimate community police officer," despite a short career, officials said. James Hearn, 27, was a four-year veteran of the force, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said a few hours after the crash, which claimed the lives of the officer, who was off-duty, and his girlfriend. "It's another tragedy," Craig said. "We lose a lot of the good ones." The police chief made the remarks at a news conference held outside of the department's Downtown Services Section building on Atwater Street adjacent to Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit. Craig said Hearn had worked at the precinct for the last year. "It's certainly a loss to this department," Craig said. "The officers here at Downtown Services and at the 12th Precinct are grieving. He touched everyone." Police continue to … [Read more...] about Chief: Man killed in car crash ‘ultimate community police officer’
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Three people were killed in a one-car crash in Connecticut. Police say the crash happened on Sunday morning in Hamden near the intersection of Whitney Avenue and Route 40 when an SUV was speeding, crossed four lanes and crashed into a tree. Three people were killed. The three victims are a 21-year-old from Monroe, and a 29-year-old and 26-year-old from Bridgeport. Their bodies have been transported to the Office of the chief Medical Examiner for autopsies. Investigators are reconstructing the accident. Close The biggest headlines, delivered to your inbox Get news as it happens. Sign up for Boston.com's email news alerts. Thanks for signing up! … [Read more...] about 3 people killed in car crash in Conn.
BARTOW, Fla. — A mother and her 3-year-old son were killed in a crash involving a parked train in Polk County Monday.At about 11:47 p.m., their 1999 silver Toyota Corolla went off the roadway and slammed into a parked train near the intersection of U.S. 17 and Spirit Lake Road in Bartow.Deputies say the mother and child were unresponsive when they arrived on scene.The mother, 29-year-old Classie Jones, was taken to Winter Haven Hospital, but was pronounced dead shortly after.The 3-year-old, Benjamin Taylor, was taken to St. Joseph's Children's Hospital but also died a few hours later.Preliminary investigation indicates Jones lost control of the car, went across the median and southbound lanes, off the road and struck the train parked on the tracks that run parallel with US 17.Deputies say excessive speed and/or impairment may be factors.Jones was not wearing a seat belt, but her son was buckled into a booster seat behind the driver's seat. … [Read more...] about Mother and 3-year-old son killed in car crash with parked train in Polk County