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NEWS
February 6, 1995 | From Associated Press
A tanker truck carrying an estimated 6,000 gallons of butane and liquefied petroleum gas exploded after skidding along a guard rail on a busy freeway interchange Sunday morning, killing the driver and injuring at least seven others. The explosion tore the tanker truck into pieces and threw a huge ball of flame into the air, damaging the highway and incinerating a car on a highway ramp above the Interstate 580 interchange.
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SPORTS
January 18, 1995 | PAIGE A. LEECH
Two projected starters for the Cal State Northridge softball team will redshirt this season because of injuries suffered in a car accident last month, Coach Janet Sherman said. Shelby Wilcox and Traci Gallian are recovering from an accident in Morro Bay that killed the man driving the truck that hit them. A car driven by Gallian was hit almost head-on while the players were en route to Atascadero. The driver of the truck was drunk, police said.
SPORTS
December 22, 1994 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Northridge softball player Shelby Wilcox was released Wednesday from Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo. Wilcox, 20, suffered a skull fracture, a shattered right thigh bone and a broken right hand in a car accident Friday night in Morro Bay. She lost consciousness for nearly 24 hours and spent three days in intensive care. "She's feeling much better," CSUN softball Coach Janet Sherman said. "She was up on crutches and just wants to get home."
SPORTS
December 20, 1994 | KENNEDY COSGROVE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Northridge softball player Shelby Wilcox, who suffered a skull fracture in a car accident Friday night in Morro Bay, has been moved from the intensive care unit and could be released from the hospital as early as Wednesday. Wilcox, 20, was a passenger in teammate Traci Gallian's car when it was hit almost head-on by an apparently drunk driver in a pickup truck. That driver died Friday night of internal injuries.
NEWS
September 10, 1994 | Associated Press
A teen-age Japanese girl on a cultural exchange visit was killed Friday, and another Japanese girl was badly hurt when a car driven by their host family's daughter crashed into a school bus. The young driver also was hurt when her car slammed underneath the back of the stopped school bus, officials said. In addition, 21 of the 52 junior high students on the bus received minor injuries.
NEWS
September 6, 1994 | From Associated Press
Frances and John Magill had known each other casually for years, and met again and fell in love after their first spouses died. He was 77; she was 74. Eight days after their wedding, their car was struck after John Magill ran a red light, police said. His wife died at the scene and he died three days later. The other driver was not seriously injured. The couple got married Aug. 20. Between them, they had six children and 18 grandchildren from their first marriages.
NEWS
July 15, 1994 | ISAAC GUZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Lodi woman and four children were killed Thursday morning when the woman, apparently ignoring a lowered crossing gate and flashing lights, drove into the path of a 4,000-ton Union Pacific freight train near Stockton. The accident occurred when Penney Corona, 27, tried to race the train across the tracks on her way home after dropping off her boyfriend at work, authorities said. The dead children included Corona's two daughters, Natosha, 7, and Kayla, 6. Also killed were Mistie L.
NEWS
June 14, 1994 | From Associated Press
A 3-year-old boy is recovering after spending five days next to his dead mother's body in a wrecked car off U.S. 50. Nick Skubish was suffering from dehydration and hypothermia and had turned blue when a deputy found him Saturday on the passenger seat next to the body of his mother, Christene Skubish. "He's going to make it," said Dave Stautzenbach, the child's grandfather. "Right now, he's real weak, but he's eating. He's a super, tough kid."
NEWS
May 20, 1994 | Associated Press
An 85-year-old woman who was badly hurt in a car wreck was robbed by two men who reached through a smashed window, stole her purse and coat and ran off, police said. According to police, Dorothy Albrightson lost control of her car Wednesday. The car flipped over, leaving the Sunnyvale woman trapped, bleeding and suspended by her seat belt. Witnesses who saw the men talking to Albrightson thought the pair was trying to help her. But moments later, the two ran away.
NEWS
March 28, 1994 | From Associated Press
Four men and a 9-year-old girl were killed and 14 others were injured Sunday when a milk tanker truck plowed into a pickup truck and two Caltrans vehicles at a roadside cleanup by community service workers, officials said. The driver of the tanker truck, George Schappman, 36, of Manteca was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after he was treated for minor injuries at a San Leandro hospital.
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