New Kensington man struggling after parked car destroyed in shooting, crash

Jay Geyer has heard the sound of gunfire in his New Kensington neighborhood. Sometimes, it’s only fireworks, but often, it’s the real thing.

His life had never been touched by the violence surrounding him until the day it crashed into his car, destroying it.

Now his niece, Nicole Geyer of Lower Burrell, is trying to help her uncle replace the car through a GoFundMe campaign. She has a modest goal — $1,500 — so her uncle can get something semi-­reliable.

Nicole Geyer said she had to help her uncle, and the online fundraising campaign was the only way she knows how.

“He didn’t deserve this. He didn’t do anything wrong,” she said. “We are struggling to get him on his feet again. If you don’t have a car, it’s so hard

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Wounds run deep for family of Spring Branch boy killed in bicycle crash

Rodney Peterzen arrived home on a recent Tuesday eager to help his son tackle fourth-grade homework, but his wife met him at their Spring Branch area home with a worried face.

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Jericho Turnpike Crash Sends Car Through Traffic Sign

a sign on the side of a road: A two-car crash sent one vehicle off Jericho Turnpike in Woodbury and smashing through a sign for state Route 135.

© Photo credit: Kevin Imm/, used with permission.
A two-car crash sent one vehicle off Jericho Turnpike in Woodbury and smashing through a sign for state Route 135.

WOODBURY, NY — A crash snarled traffic Thursday on Jericho Turnpike in Woodbury. The Syosset Volunteer Fire Department was called around noon Thursday for a crash on the westbound lanes of the turnpike.

Firefighters found a two-car crash and one of the vehicles left the roadway, smashing through a sign for state Route 135, also known as the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway. The vehicle came to a rest on a guardrail.

No one was hurt. A gas tank ruptured, spilling over 10 gallons of gas onto the roadway.

A hazardous materials team with the Nassau County Fire Marshal’s office was called to stop the leak, as was the Hicksville Volunteer Fire Department. A sand truck was also called to the wreck to

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Man cited for DWI after wrecking vehicle in a single-car crash | Crime

A Greenville man was cited for driving while impaired after wrecking his vehicle in a single-car crash on Sept. 1, according to court and law enforcement reports.

The incident took place on Old River Road at 11:38 p.m., according to the State Highway Patrol.

Nicholas Anthony Palazzo, 24, of 630 Cotanche Street Apt. 463, Greenville, ran off the road right, struck a ditch, a brick post and a telephone pole. The vehicle came to rest off the road near the area of impact. His vehicle sustained $8,000 in damages and was not drivable.

He was unsteady on his feet and was staggering and swaying, had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, slurred speech and heavy, red, glassy eyes and a dazed look. His blood test results were not available.

Four other people also were charged with driving while impaired, according to records available between Aug. 31-Sept. 7.


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M5 to stay closed until Monday after crash and vehicle fire in Gloucestershire

Motorists are being warned that the M5 has been closed – and will remain sealed off to traffic until tomorrow.

Highways England said the northbound M5 between junction 11 at Gloucester and junction 9 at Ashchurch has been shut following an earlier incident and vehicle fire.

It’s expected to remain closed until early tomorrow

The southbound carriageway is currently also closed although it’s anticipated at least one lane of the southbound carriageway will be reopened shortly.

a view of the side of a road: The M5 will remain closed until Monday

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The M5 will remain closed until Monday

Our sister title Gloucestershire Live reports that a multi-vehicle crash at 5.20am caused an ‘explosion’ to be heard from as far as Bishop’s Cleeve, around three miles from the motorway.

Motorists are being advised to reconsider their journeys or find alternative routes.

Highways England Network Operations Manager Beverley Mears said: “We are working at the scene with emergency service partners.

“Due to extensive road

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Man, 27, dies after off-road motorcycle crash on Penrhys Road, Ystrad

A 27-year-old man has died after a collision involving an off-road motorcycle.

The collision, which involved a single off-road bike, happened at around 5.20pm on Sunday, September 6 on Penrhys Road near Ystrad.

Officers are now appealing for information and dash-cam footage that could help them with their investigation.

In a statement, South Wales Police said: “We are appealing for witnesses following a collision on the B4512 Penrhys Road, near the village of Ystrad, which occurred at approximately 5.20pm today (Sunday, September 6).

“The collision involved a single vehicle; a green off-road motorcycle.”

They added: “Despite the best efforts of emergency service colleagues the motorcyclist – a 27-year-old man – was declared deceased. His family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

“The road currently remains closed while investigative work continues. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Their patience and understanding

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Girl, 11, Among 3 Killed In Essex County Car Crash: Police

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A three-car crash in Essex County killed three people and seriously injured five others on Sunday night, authorities said.

The collision took place around 7 p.m. at Broad Street and Central Avenue in Newark, when a Honda traveling southbound on Broad Street hit a Mazda traveling north, causing it to hit a Toyota.

The victims included Clarise Pizcha, 11, of Newark, a rear-seat passenger in the Mazda. Emergency responders transported Pizcha to University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 7:58 p.m. on Sunday, authorities said.

Elba Galarza, 77, of Glen Ridge, a passenger in the Honda, also sustained fatal injuries in the crash. Emergency responders transported Galarza to St. Michael’s Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 7:40 p.m. on Sunday, authorities said.

Rosa Lojalema, 35, of Newark, the driver of the Mazda, was pronounced dead at 1:20 a.m. on Monday, authorities said.


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Driver trying to pass near Oakdale causes fatal 4-vehicle crash

A 25-year-old man was killed when the SUV in which he was riding collided with three other vehicles while trying to pass on a two-lane highway near Oakdale.

The driver, a Ceres woman, has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, the California Highway Patrol said.

The crash happened around 5:20 a.m. Tuesday on Highway 120 about 10 miles east of Oakdale. The road there, which is also a segment of Highway 108, is two lanes, with dips and curves. The speed limit is 55 mph, and passing is not allowed.

Erica Linja, 36, was eastbound in a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban when she crossed the double yellow line to pass a semi-truck without a trailer, the CHP said.

In the westbound lane, Linja’s SUV sideswiped a Honda Civic then crashed head-on into a utility pickup. The semi truck then hit the Suburban.

Linja’s passenger, Armando Morones of Empire,

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Former three-sport athlete at Snyder County high school among two killed in Route 15 crash

WEST MILTON – A Sunbury man and a recent Midd-West High School graduate have been identified as those killed early Sunday in a three-vehicle accident on Route 15 in Union County.

Coroner Dominick Adamo said they were Matthew Jodon, 32, of Sunbury, and Joseph Rodriguez. He did not have an age or address for Rodriguez.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene from blunt force trauma, he said.

Jodon was the driver of a Chevrolet that state police said was traveling north in the southbound lane when it collided head-on with a Subaru Legacy about 2:35 a.m. near West Milton.

Rodriguez, who graduated earlier this year from Midd-West, was a passenger in the Subaru that troopers said came to rest overturned in the median.

Jodon’s car, after colliding with the Subaru, continued on and struck a southbound Mercury Mountaineer on the passenger side, they said.

State police have yet to

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