Corrections officer indicted on manslaughter charge for crash that killed 9-year-old
A former Cumberland County Corrections Officer has been indicted on a manslaughter charge for a crash that occurred on July 21, 2019 that killed Raelynn Bell, 9, of Gorham. According to the November list from the Grand Jury indictments, former Cumberland County Corrections Officer, Kenneth Morang, was charged with manslaughter on Thursday, November 21. In a release from the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, Morang had resigned earlier in November since he had been injured in the crash and had not returned to work. Morang had planned to retire in December.
Central Michigan University lost the beloved voice of its athletic department Wednesday when play-by-play broadcaster Don Chiodo was killed in a car crash.
The CMU alum spent many years as the school's announcer and was known as the "voice" of the Chippewas. He died in a two-vehicle crash on M-46 west of Saginaw, Michigan.
Chiodo, 54, had spent 10 years with the Chippewa Sports Network as the play-by-play broadcaster for CMU football and men's basketball. He also worked as a financial advisor for the past 15 years and served on the Mt. Pleasant Board of Education. He graduated from Central Michigan in 1990.
Driver ejected in rollover crash dies of injuries, police say
A 65-year-old man whose vehicle rolled over on Route 25 has died of his injuries, according to the Massachusetts State Police. The victim was identified Sunday by state police as Michael Roche, of Sagamore Beach. Sign up for our Newsletters Officials said troopers from the Bourne barracks responded at about 12:45 p.m. Saturday to a single-vehicle rollover crash on Route 25 east near the 2.2-mile marker in Wareham. Investigators believe Roche was driving a 1995 Ford Ranger when, for reasons still under investigation, he lost control of the vehicle and rolled over into the median.
The crash occurred Wednesday on M-46 near Pingree Road in Gratiot County, stopping traffic in both directions.Chiodo was traveling east on M-46 when his vehicle crossed the center line, colliding with the truck. Police said the crash remains under investigation, though they do not believe speed or alcohol were factors. The driver of the truck was treated and released from the hospital, Central Michigan Life reported.
The news comes as Central Michigan football prepares to face Miami (Ohio) in the Mid-American Conference championship game Saturday at Ford Field,. It's the Chippewas' first MAC championship appearance since 2009.
Prominent Idaho executives, kids among 9 killed in South Dakota plane crash
A plane crash near Chamberlain, South Dakota, killed nine members of an eastern Idaho Falls family visiting South Dakota for a weekend hunting trip.An eastern Idaho family of 12 visited the state for a weekend hunting trip, but the Pilatus PC-12 crashed around 12:30 p.m. shortly after taking off from Chamberlain, according to Peter Knudson with the National Transportation Safety Board. The ages of the passengers ranged from 7 to 81.
"This is a very sad day for myself and for a great number of people connected to CMU," men's basketball coach Keno Davis. "We miss him greatly and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family."
Central Michigan University Presidentshared his thoughts on Twitter: "He was an honorable man and I have enjoyed getting to know. He was generous, compassionate and a faithful friend to many. He welcomed all into his circle. He will be remembered and missed."
Our hearts and prayers are extended to the family of Don Chiodo. He was an honorable man and I have enjoyed getting to know. He was generous, compassionate and a faithful friend to many. He welcomed all into his circle. He will be remembered and missed.— Dr. Bob Davies (@cmichprez)
Chiodo earned his broadcasting degree from CMU and served as a basketball pregame and halftime show host from 1996-99 and later in 2009. He was also a broadcaster for the Michigan Talk Radio Network, WNEM-TV, WTCM Radio, WPBN-TV and WCEN Radio over the years.
Wrong-way driver identified in crash that killed 4-year-old, his family near Gainesville
The Florida Highway Patrol has identified the wrong-way driver involved in a crash that killed a 4-year-old and his parents in Alachua County last month. On Tuesday, FHP released the traffic report stating 51-year-old Michael Ronald Russell of Ocala, Florida, was driving westbound on the eastbound lanes of State Road 24 near NE 69th Way when he crashed head-on into a 2007 Toyota Rav4 on Nov. 16 around 11:40 p.m. Russell's vehicle caught on fireOn Tuesday, FHP released the traffic report stating 51-year-old Michael Ronald Russell of Ocala, Florida, was driving westbound on the eastbound lanes of State Road 24 near NE 69th Way when he crashed head-on into a 2007 Toyota Rav4 on Nov. 16 around 11:40 p.m.
Chiodo is well known for predicting the Chippewas to win the MAC football championship every year in the preseason media poll; he did so again this fall despite CMU's 1-11 finish last year. And they'refrom proving him right.
On Wednesday night, Central Michigan fans across Twitter began adding a "(1)" to their profile names because he always gave the Chippewas a first-place vote.
My sincerest thoughts and prayers to the Chiodo family and the Central Michigan family.
Don was incredible at his job and was always quick with a joke.
Heartbroken. Rest In Peace, Don.— Austin Chastain (1) (@achastain1535)
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