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NEWS
November 27, 1995 | From Associated Press
A fiery crash on a highway dubbed "Blood Alley" killed five people, including the editor of the San Luis Obispo County Telegram-Tribune, his wife and their 12-year-old daughter, authorities said Sunday. Jeff and Ann Fairbanks and their daughter, Siena, died when their car burst into flames after a head-on crash with a motor home on California 46, a route notorious for its high incidence of traffic collisions. The accident occurred shortly before 5 p.m.
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NEWS
November 23, 1995 | From Associated Press
Seven people were killed Wednesday in the fiery crash of two large trucks and a passenger car on rain-slicked Interstate 5, snarling traffic for miles on the eve of Thanksgiving, authorities said. California Highway Patrol spokesman Frank Parrish said emergency workers found four bodies in the car, two in one truck and one in the other truck. "We don't believe there's going to be anybody else [found]," he said, adding that it could be "a very long time" before the victims are identified.
NEWS
April 13, 1995 | Associated Press
The California Highway Patrol is seeking a manslaughter complaint against a man for allowing his 13-year-old son to drive a pickup truck that was involved in an accident, killing a passenger. Authorities said the youth was driving when the truck slammed into a tree near South Lake Tahoe on Tuesday. CHP Officer Rich Haley said the boy was driving his stepfather, Jerry Tyson, 34, of South Lake Tahoe and an acquaintance, Bryan Rice of Modesto, 24, when the accident occurred.
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.
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.
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