Deadly Jupiter crash on I-95 Kills 2 People

August 16, 2009 by  
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Two people are dead after a crossover accident on I-95, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and Florida Highway Patrol.

It happened just south of Indiantown Road near Jupiter.

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Officials say a red pickup truck crossed the median hitting a Toyota carrying the two victims.

The driver of the pickup truck was transported to Saint Mary’s Medical center with non-life threatening injuries.

Source: wptv.com

CUTLER BAY: Discovery of a dead body near a crash site

August 12, 2009 by  
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CUTLER BAY, Fla. (WSVN) — Police are investigating the discovery of a dead body near a crash site after reports of gunfire in the area.

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Both Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue responded to reports of a shooting and a vehicle crash in the area of Old Cutler Road and Marlin Road just before 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Old Cutler Road had to be shutdown while police conducted their investigation. Police have not announced whether the deceased died as a result of the collision against the tree or a bullet wound. They did, however, report that someone riding in another car sideswiped the victim and a someone in that car may have shot at him.

Police have asked other police units to be on the lookout for a 2009 Black or Dark Blue Nissan Maxima or similar vehicle with dark tinted windows, which may have one or two occupants inside. It is missing a driver-side headlight, part of the bumper and a side mirror after it sideswiped the victim’s vehicle.

The suspect vehicle was last seen traveling eastbound on Old Cutler Road. If you have any information on the whereabouts of this car or its occupants, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.

Small plane, helicopter collide over Hudson River

August 8, 2009 by  
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NEW YORK – Authorities say a small plane has collided with a tour helicopter over the Hudson River.

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Witnesses say the accident happened just after noon between Manhattan and Hoboken, N.J. Both aircraft crashed into the water.

Federal Aviation Administration officials say the plane took off from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey, and that the helicopter was owned by Liberty Tours, a sightseeing and charter company. Officials don’t know how many people were aboard the plane, but say there may have been five passengers and one crew member aboard the helicopter.

The Coast Guard says one person has been rescued.

Emergency crews are on both sides of the river and police divers are going into the water.

Pahokee car crash leaves 1 person dead

July 12, 2009 by  
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A man was killed and a second was hurt in a single-car crash on Saturday morning, authorities said.

Ramiro A. Castillo, 32, of Belle Glade was killed when the Ford F-150 he was riding in passed a slower car, slid off the pavement at 2679 Bacom Point Rd. and crashed into a palm tree, according to a bulletin circulated this morning by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

Both Castillo and a second occupant, Afredo Gamez, 44, of Belle Glade, were thrown from the truck on impact.

Castillo died where he fell.

Gamez was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center, where an update on his condition wasn’t immediately available.

Investigators had yet to determine which man was driving.

They suspect the men might have been drinking.

I-95 Car Accident Kills PBIA Flight Attendant

January 30, 2009 by  
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PSL woman dies in I 95 crash

JUPITER, FL, — An early morning accident in the southbound lanes of I-95 delayed traffic on the interstate south of Indiantown Road.

The fatal accident occured around 3 a.m. this morning, just south of the Indiantown exit.

58 year old Barbara Carlisle of Port St Lucie was driving to Palm Beach International Airport .

She worked as flight attendant for one of the arlines operating out of PBIA.

The Florida Highway Patrol says that Carlisle was trying to avoid the overturned furniture in the road left by a collision between a Rooms to Go double semi tractor trailer and another tractor trailer.

Both trucks were had pulled over the the shoulder.

Carlisle’s car slammed into the back on one of the parked trucks.

FHP says fog did not paly a role in this morning’s deadly accident.

FHP continues to investigate the accident and Barbara Carlisle’s death.

Source: Wptv.com

US Airways flight 1549 goes down in Hudson River

January 15, 2009 by  
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Airbus Flight 1549 has landed in the Hudson River. Witnesses are saying the plane was going very slow, right before crashing into the water. The plane is currently floating half way above water. Rescue has been dispatched and has arrived. Check back for more information.

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NEW YORK – A US Airways plane crashed into the frigid Hudson River on Thursday afternoon after striking a bird that disabled two engines, sending 150 on board scrambling onto rescue boats, authorities say. No deaths or serious injuries were immediately reported.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown says the US Airways Flight 1549 had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport enroute to Charlotte, N.C., when the crash occurred in the river near 48th Street in midtown Manhattan.

Brown says the plane, an Airbus 320, appears to have hit one or more birds.

A law enforcement official said that authorities are not aware of any deaths and that the passengers do not appear to be seriously injured. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the rescue was still under way.

The plane was submerged in the icy waters up to the windows. Rescue crews had opened the door and were pulling passengers in yellow life vests from the plane. Several boats surrounded the plane, which appeared to be slowly sinking.

Government officials do not believe the crash is related to terrorism.

“There is no information at this time to indicate that this is a security-related incident,” Homeland Security spokeswoman Laura Keehner said. “We continue to closely monitor the situation which at present is focused on search and rescue.”

Witnesses said the plane’s pilot appeared to guide the plane down.

“I see a commercial airliner coming down, looking like it’s landing right in the water,” said Bob Read, who saw it from his office at the television newsmagazine “Inside Edition.”

“This looked like a controlled descent.”

New York City firefighters and the U.S. Coast Guard are responding to the crash.

“I saw what appeared to be a tail fin of a plane sticking out of the water,” said Erica Schietinger, whose office windows at Chelsea Piers look out over the Hudson. “All the boats have sort of circled the area.”