Car Accident Round-Up – Wrong-Way Driver in Louisiana Crashes Killing Five People

Head-On Accident in New Orleans Kills Five
CBS News reports a driver heading the wrong way on I-10 near New Orleans, Louisiana crashed head-on into another car around 3 a.m. Friday leaving five people dead.  The driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-10 when he crashed into the other vehicle.  The Jeep burst into flames upon impact, killing the driver, and lone occupant, as well as all four occupants in the other vehicle.  Two other vehicles were involved in the accident, but no injuries were reported. The westbound lanes were closed for nearly five hours as crews cleared the accident scene.  Police are continuing to investigate.

Pennsylvania Teen Dies in Car Crash
A 19-year-old teen was on his way home from the mall sometime after 8 p.m. last Thursday night when his car apparently skidded on ice causing him to crash into a building, according to LeHighValleyLive.com.  The accident scene, on Bushkill Drive in Forks Township, PA, 30 miles south of Stroudsburg, was not found until around 7:30 a.m. the next morning.  The car was found crashed into a concrete and metal warehouse-style building along a curve of Bushkill Drive, west of Mitman Road.  The teen was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fatal Single-Car Accident in Florida
An article in Ocala.com reports three men are dead and two others are listed in critical condition after the car in which they were driving crashed early Saturday morning.  The car was heading east on County Road 464 in Silver Springs Shores, FL, when the driver apparently lost control of the vehicle.  According to reports, the car veered to the right and onto the shoulder, where it continued traveling down the rain-slicked, grassy shoulder.  The car then sideswiped a tree, spun counterclockwise, and struck a second tree, which broke the car in two.  The three deceased were in the back seat of the car.  Both the driver and the front-seat passenger were ejected from the vehicle.

Child Dies at School Bus Stop in Minnesota
The Star Tribune reports a 7-year-old boy waiting for a school bus around 8 a.m. Friday morning in Montrose, Minnesota was killed when the driver of a car ran a red light, crossed several lanes and struck the boy as he stood on the sidewalk.  The car then crashed into a stand of trees and rolled over.  The driver of the car died at the scene of the accident.  Police say the driver was en-route home from a night shift job.  They are continuing to investigate the crash.

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