The body of a Missouri teen who vanished while headed to do some odd jobs was found in the back of a tractor-trailer, authorities said. Jasmine Mills, 17, had been missing for two days when she was found dead Saturday morning in a Kansas City industrial park, the Kansas City Star reported. She was last seen Thursday going to help a friend throw out trash and clean — but her family said the pal claimed she never arrived. “She pretty much looked at him like a dad or grandpa kind of figure,” her mother, Deanna Peters, told the newspaper. “I trusted her judgment because she’s known him forever.” Peters said she reported her daughter missing Friday when the teen didn’t respond to messages on her phone. Authorities said the teen’s death was suspicious but didn’t release further information about how she died. “She was happy-go-lucky,” Peters said. “She was sweet, kind, loving, caring and too trusting, obviously.” … [Read more...] about Missing Missouri teen found dead in back of tractor-trailer
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A 22-year-old driver was killed after his pickup struck the back of a tractor-trailer Wednesday night in northeast Arkansas, authorities said. The Arkansas State Police said the wreck happened around 10:20 p.m. near East Nettleton Avenue and East Parker Road in Jonesboro. Landon Furnish of Jonesboro made a right turn onto Nettleton Avenue before his pickup slammed into the back of a Freightliner, authorities said. He suffered fatal injuries in the wreck. The report didn’t list anyone else as being injured in the crash. Officials noted clear weather and dry roads at the time of the collision. At least 117 people have died in wrecks along Arkansas roads so far this year, including at least 21 in April, according to preliminary data. ADVERTISEMENT Sponsor Content … [Read more...] about Northeast Arkansas man killed after slamming into back of tractor-trailer, police say
A 45-year-old New Jersey man was killed in an early-morning crash on Interstate 676 in Camden after rear-ending a tractor-trailer, authorities said.David Welsh, of West Deptford, struck the truck at 2:56 a.m. less than a mile from the Walt Whitman Bridge, according to State Police. Welsh was brought to Cooper University Health Care in Camden, where he was pronounced dead at 3:39 a.m.N.J.'s DWI ticket blitz starts Friday. Here are the 161 departments that got OT grantsWelsh, who was traveling south in the left lane, didn’t have a seat belt on, Trooper Alejandro Goez said. The driver of the tractor-trailer wasn’t injured. There were no passengers in either Welsh’s car or the tractor-trailer.The cause of the crash remains under investigation.Jeff Goldman may be reached at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @JeffSGoldman. Find NJ.com on Facebook. … [Read more...] about N.J. man killed after crashing into back of tractor-trailer on I-676
By Jim Radcliffe | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: October 5, 2018 at 6:35 am | UPDATED: October 5, 2018 at 6:50 am Q. While driving on the eastbound 91 Freeway in Anaheim Hills, a refrigerated tractor trailer was leaking water from the back door – it was like a waterfall, very heavy. I was debating whether to call 911; it was not really an emergency. Then a few miles ahead there was an empty dump truck, which did not have a net on. My car was getting pelted with small rocks, and dust was still coming out of the truck’s back. Should I have called 911 for that? It wasn’t really a emergency, either. – Mario Luna, Anaheim A. Pass on calling 911 for the water leakage, unless it is creating a driving hazard, says Officer Tino Olivera, who patrols that stretch for the California Highway Patrol. But the rock-dropping truck is different. “Always call 911 for that,” Olivera said. “So we can send a … [Read more...] about If a tractor trailer is dropping small rocks onto the freeway, should you call 911?
A Springfield man was killed in an early-morning crash after the van he was driving crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer on the Massachusetts Turnpike Thursday. State Police said a 2013 Freightliner tractor-trailer was stopped in the middle lane on Interstate 90 westbound around 3:40 a.m. because of construction. A 2017 Ford Transit van, which was also traveling westbound, crashed into the back of the truck. The driver of the van, a 51-year-old Springfield man, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor-trailer, a 48-year-old man from Chicopee, was not injured. State Police said while the crash remains under investigation, it is believed that the driver of the van did not see that traffic had stopped in front of him and crashed into the truck at highway speed. The victim's name is being withheld pending notification of his family. … [Read more...] about Springfield man killed after crashing into back of tractor-trailer on Massachusetts Turnpike in Charlton