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U.S. Safety Agency Probes ‘Violent’ Tesla Crash in Detroit

WASHINGTON — The U.S. auto safety agency said on Monday it is investigating a crash in Detroit on Thursday involving a Tesla that became wedged underneath a tractor-trailer and left a passenger in critical condition. The National Highway Traffic Safety …

Crash Kills 13 on Route for Illegal Border Crossings

HOLTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Barely a mile from where an SUV packed with 25 people struck a tractor-trailer — killing 13 inside — a cemetery with unmarked bricks is a burial ground for migrants who died crossing the border from …

Crash Sends Dish Soap Spilling on Pennsylvania Turnpike

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. — A crash involving a tractor-trailer has sent jugs of dish soap spilling out onto the Pennsylvania Turnpike, shutting down a portion of the highway. The accident occurred shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday in the eastbound lanes between …

Truck Didn’t Slow Down Before Crash That Killed 5

An 18-wheeler that slammed into a car that had stopped or nearly stopped in a Kansas City, Mo., highway traffic lane, killing the car’s five occupants, didn’t brake or try to avoid the crash, according to a preliminary police report. …

Lawsuit Over Accident That Killed Virginia Woman Settled for $3M

A lawsuit stemming from the death of a pregnant Newport News, Va., woman in a traffic accident has been settled for more than $3 million. Police say 27-year-old Crystal Burgsteiner was killed when a tractor-trailer hit her broken down car …

Thieves Pose as Truckers to Steal Huge Cargo Loads

To steal huge shipments of valuable cargo, U.S. thieves are turning to a deceptively simple tactic: They pose as truckers, load the freight onto their own tractor-trailers and drive away with it. It’s an increasingly common form of commercial identity …

Crash Sends Beer Spilling Onto North Carolina Interstate

Authorities say a car smashed into a tractor-trailer hauling tons of beer on a North Carolina interstate, spilling suds all over the highway. Police say crews spent more than five hours Friday night cleaning up the mess on Interstate 85 …

Concerns Raised After Fatal Bridge Wreck in Missouri

A fatal accident on a Mississippi River crossing in northeast Missouri is raising concerns about the safety of the narrow 83-year-old structure. The accident on the Champ Clark Bridge at Louisiana, Mo., happened Wednesday, killing 40-year-old Kyle David Brown of …

Driver Dies, Causes Wreck on Louisiana’s Interstate 12

State police say the driver of an tractor-trailer apparently died behind the wheel, causing his truck to hit a bridge rail on Interstate 12 in Livingston Parish and block traffic. The crash occurred about 2 a.m. Wednesday. Troopers say investigators …

Arizona Dust Storm May Have Caused 7 Car Wreck

A dust storm is moving through Arizona and may have caused a seven-car wreck on Interstate 10 that injured 13 people. Hector Vasquez, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, says the dust storm isn’t all that dense and hasn’t …