Nevada crash kills 2 after takeoff from airport near Idaho
JACKPOT, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say two people were killed when a light plane crashed and burned after taking off from a small northeastern Nevada airport near the border with Idaho. Elko County sheriff’s Sgt. Nick Czegledi (SEG’-leh-dee) said Saturday the identities of those killed in the crash late Friday near Jackpot weren’t being released pending confirmation through autopsies. Czegledi said a witness said the plane took off to the south and then banked hard to the east before losing altitude before crashing.He said National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration officials were expected to arrive in the area to investigate the crash.
Early Thanksgiving morning, a wrong-way crash involving three vehicles shut down East Loop 820 for several hours in North Richland Hills and left a 17 year-old boy and his dog dead.
Naomi Martinez has been identified as the wrong-way driver who allegedly hit the three other cars, North Richland Hills police said.
Around 5:15 a.m., Martinez was driving a black Chevy Tahoe, entered an exit ramp near Holiday Lane and drove into oncoming traffic, according to police. The Tahoe hit two other SUVs and a sedan. The driver of the sedan was identified as Benjamin Castaneda, 17, who was transported to an area hospital where he later died.
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Whether you are hitting the road or taking to the skies this Thanksgiving, it's bound to be a busy travel week. © Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, FILE Passengers move through Ronald Reagan National Airport on the day before the Thanksgiving holiday in Washington, D.C., Nov. 21, 2018. Thanksgiving is notorious for extra long lines at the airports and bumper-to-bumper traffic on the highway.
A dog that was in the sedan with Castaneda also died on the scene.
Adescribes Castaneda as "an amazing young man full of life and joy." It also says he had big dreams of pursuing a career in mariachi.
Martinez is charged with intoxication manslaughter, a second degree felony.
Woman Killed, 2 People Injured After Car Slams Into Simi Valley Home .
A man and a woman were rushed to the hospital, but a woman who remained trapped inside was declared dead at the scene. The vehicle ended up on the front lawn of the home after slamming into a front room, destroying the brick façade and collapsing a window frame. “Yeah it was loud. It sounded like somebody hit a trash can with a baseball bat,” neighbor Josheph Hampton said. No one inside the home was hurt, but the structure has been evacuated and yellow-tagged. Speed is being investigated as a factor in the crash.