Caldwell resident, Michael Garner, who was 47, has been killed in a car accident in the Nampa, Idaho area. It was on Interstate 84, close to Northside Boulevard.
The time was about 6 in the morning, on Sunday, July 27, 2014.
Police think Garner lost control of his pickup truck. It ended up rolling over while crashing off of the road.
Garner died at the scene of the wreck even though he had been wearing a seat belt.
Authorities either did not know yet or are not discussing what caused Garner to lose control of his vehicle.
Idaho has no PIP no-fault insurance. But motorists like Garner might have Med Pay coverage. And that sometimes covers funeral costs.
http://www.ktvb.com/story/news/local/2014/07/27/nampa-fatal-rollover-crash/13248139/ (no video)
Douglas Young (57 and from Mullen) was killed in a crash when riding with his family. The other driver, Dorothy Cross, was also killed. Cross was 92 and from Sheldon, Missouri. Both died at the scene of the accident.
Police say Cross had a head-on collision with the Youngs’ vehicle. This was near Sheldon, on Sunday, July 27, 2014.
Authorities say that Cross was on the wrong side of the road in her Buick Century. This can obviously cause a collision. And she did eventually collide with the Youngs’ vehicle.
Tricia Young, 21, was seriously injured and was last said to still be in serious condition. Marie Young, 56, was hospitalized. So was Daniel Young, who is a 15-year-old teenager. They have either been released or are in good condition.
http://www.nptelegraph.com/news/police_and_courts/mullen-man-killed-in-missouri-crash/article_4e407aa1-e8e2-5434-9cc1-d02ccf41f232.html (no video or photo content)
Betty Pauline Burlingame, who was 81 and from Manteca, has been killed in a car accident in San Joaquin County, California.
Burlingame was on Louise Avenue, on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. It was about 7 in the morning when her crash took place.
Police say the victim turned at Jack Tone Road and entered into the path of another vehicle.
The other driver is a woman who is 27 and from Ripon.
Burlingame died at the scene of the accident. The other driver was hospitalized, but her medical status was not yet available.
http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140729/A_NEWS02/140729868 (no video provided)
Couple Frank and Yvonne Pivonka have been killed in a car crash near West Point, Nebraska. It was on Sunday morning, July 27, 2014.
The Pivonkas were in an SUV – a Buick Rainier CXL. The driver apparently lost control, rolled over, and crashed into a ditch.
The victims died at the scene. They lived in Omaha, Nebraska.
The cause is not certain. There is a rumor that a deer in the road might have been involved. However, that had not been confirmed by investigators.
The KETV report was not able to say which victim was actually driving when the accident occurred.
http://www.ketv.com/news/two-omahans-killed-in-weekend-crash-near-west-point/27192462#!bpFhzg (video added)
A man who was said to be a world-class track athlete has been killed in a car crash near Cordele, Georgia. The victim is Torrin Lawrence. The date was Monday, July 28, 2014. It was nearing 2 in the morning.
Lawrence grew up in the Jacksonville area. He was 25.
Police say that Lawrence had a tire that blew out, so he was disabled on I-75.
Minutes after Lawrence made a call about the tire, something transpired which caused a crash involving a semi truck. Details on the cause are not available. And the Highway Patrol in Georgia is conducting the investigation.
Recently, Lawrence has been competing on the USA team, as a member of the 4×400 meter relay team. He is also a former college national champion in the indoor 400 meter run.
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/local/2014/07/28/former-jacksonville-track-star-killed-crash/13264989/ (video report included)
Emily Phillips, Jake Hallacy, and Zachery Taylor, were killed in a hit-and-run crash in Wichita, Kansas.
Phillips was 21 and form McPherson. Hallacy was 26 and from Valley Center. Taylor was also 26 and from Valley Center.
The trio were passengers. Police say a speeding SUV hit their car at about 2 in the morning, on Sunday, July 27, 2014.
As to the cause, police believe this SUV ran a red light. Although he left the scene, the unidentified driver of the SUV was found. He was arrested and might be charged with 2nd-degree murder.
In addition to possible negligence claims against the SUV driver, Kansas also has no-fault insurance.
http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/b85da95857c347ddbedfca5d0a1fe662/KS–Triple-Fatality-Arrest (no photos or video)
Kevin Graden has been killed in a car crash in Hingham, Massachusetts.
Wicked Local has provided a nice article that talks about Graden’s involvement in a semi-pro football league. Graden played for the South Shore Chiefs.
The victim died when he lost control of a Jeep Grand Cherokee on Route 3. This was Sunday, July 27, 2014. This was about 1:20 in the morning.
The cause of Kevin’s accident is not clear yet. The Jeep rolled over in the crash. But no one else was involved, and there were no passengers.
Massachusetts has no-fault insurance for this type of wreck.
http://hanover.wickedlocal.com/article/20140727/NEWS/140727175 (photo of victim included, but video unavailable)
Wayne Grothe, who was 23 and from Hoffman Estates, has been killed in a motorcycle accident in Schaumburg, Illinois. The date was Monday, July 28, 2014, at about 1 in the afternoon.
The driver involved was a woman who is 77 and from Schaumburg.
The motorcycle and Ford collided near the intersection of Roselle Road and Hartford Drive.
The woman sustained only minor injuries.
No charges have been filed at this time.
The Daily Herald report was not able to provide enough detail to determine whether either Grothe or the woman was negligent in relation to this accident. If not, then Grothe hopefully had some kind of Med Pay coverage.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140728/news/140728597/ (no video, but picture is posted)