November 2, 2013 |
The intense dust that blew through a stretch of highway, killing three people and injuring others Tuesday, is nothing new for the residents of a southern Arizona town between Tucson and Phoenix. Every couple years a dense ribbon of dust - roughly a quarter-mile high and 20 to 30 miles long - causes a wreck along the same stretch of highway, near the town of Picacho, said Ken Waters, a warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Phoenix. Edward Bruce Martan, 63, was born and raised in this town and said he can almost sense when a ribbon is about to hit. "You can feel it," he said.
October 30, 2013 |
TUCSON, Ariz. -- A dense dust storm blowing in an area known for severe, blinding gusts sparked a chain-reaction pile-up crash, killing three people, sending 12 others to nearby hospitals and shutting down a portion of an Arizona highway for hours. The 19-vehicle crash occurred on Interstate 10, near Picacho Peak between Tucson and Phoenix. The collisions left at least four passenger vehicles wedged between semi-trucks, Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves said.
September 30, 2013 |
PARIS -- Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Ciara and Lily Collins were among the starry crowd at the Givenchy show Sunday night at Paris Fashion Week, where designer Riccardo Tisci installed a five-car pileup for a runway centerpiece, complete with a wrecked Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz, and set the show to a live tribal drum beat, courtesy of a group of musicians in the rafters. The makeup was also dramatic, namely glittery masks that weren't masks at all, but hundreds of individual Swarovski crystals applied to models' faces.
September 16, 2013 |
Several people reportedly were wounded Monday morning in a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. A release from the U.S. Navy at 8:20 a.m. EDT reported an active gunman inside the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building. A tweet from the official Navy account about half an hour later said a "still active shooter" was at large. According to CNN, several people had been injured. Meanwhile, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray tweeted, asking people to "stay clear of the Washington Navy Yard.
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May 10, 2013 |
A seven-car pileup had drivers trapped on the northbound 5 Freeway in Santa Clarita on Friday afternoon, after a crash that authorities said began with a hit-and-run left four lanes of the roadway blocked for an hour. California Highway Patrol officials said that about 11:12 a.m. they began receiving calls concerning a multi-car pileup on the freeway north of Gavin Canyon near Calgrove Boulevard. Seven cars were involved in the crash, which clogged the highway between downtown L.A. and the canyon communities, officials said.
January 31, 2013 |
At least three people were killed - two of them children - and several others were injured after a pileup Thursday that spanned a mile and a half of Interstate 75 in Detroit, authorities said. “It was probably eight to 10 separate crashes involved in the one crash,” said Lt. Michael Shaw, a Michigan State Police spokesman. “There were probably 300 vehicles that were either trapped in crashes or pulled off or jackknifed.” Witnesses told police the driving conditions “went from good visibility to zero visibility” in seconds, Shaw said.