Monday, February 4 2013 8:34 AM EST2013-02-04 13:34:35 GMT
I-10 West is blocked on the Bonnet Carre Spillway due to a car fire. WWL-TV in New Orleans reports at least one person died in the crash.More >
I-10 West is blocked on the Bonnet Carre Spillway due to a car fire. WWL-TV in New Orleans reports at least one person died in the crash. More >
ST. CHARLES PARISH, LA (WAFB) -
Authorities said impairment and speed were factors in an early morning fiery crash the day after the Super Bowl that left two people dead on I-10. Yahoo Sports is reporting that the two killed in the crash were the aunt and uncle of 49ers tight end Delanie Walker.
According to Yahoo, Alice and Bryan Young of Pomona, California were stopped on the shoulder of I-10 in St. Charles Parish. The accused drunk driver hit the couple as she veered off the highway.
Nechole Thomas, 26, of Houston was arrested following the crash. She is charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, DWI and reckless operation. She was booked into the St. Charles Parish Correctional Center.
The crash happened on I-10 West on the Bonnet Carre Spillway near mile marker 214 a little after 5:30 a.m. The interstate was closed for a few hours Monday morning.
Troopers said the 2002 Mercedes C230 Thomas was driving slammed into the back of a 2012 Nissan Altima stopped on the shoulder and both cars burst into flames. They said Thomas got out of the car with only minor injuries, but the two people inside the Altima were found dead once the fire was put out.
Investigators said they believe Thomas was impaired at the time of the wreck. A sample of her blood was sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.
49ers Walker Tweeted about his aunt and uncle saying "Alice and bryan young my aunt and uncle was killed on Monday at 5 am after the super bowl by a drunk." "Im going to miss y'all but i know they are in a better place." He tweeted a picture of him with his aunt and uncle at the game.
The investigation into the deadly crash is ongoing.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:18 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:18:32 GMT
A Connecticut foster parent faces 100 days in jail after acknowledging she spanked a 4-year-old girl with a wooden spoon. Jami Littlefield pleaded guilty Monday in Superior Court in Norwich to third-degreeMore >
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:55 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:55:17 GMT
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:00:58 GMT
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Monday, May 20 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:48:15 GMT
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.A witness told police that the four girls, ages 7, 5, 3 and 1, had been in the same dirtyMore >
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:04 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:04:57 GMT
Connecticut's state police bomb squad is an elite unit with each member surviving a rigorous selection process only to be thrust back into the path of potential danger.One of those dangers involves hazardousMore >
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Monday, May 20 2013 7:12 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:12:34 GMT
Wallingford police are looking into three college-aged girls who are going door to door looking to make more than just a sale, they're looking for a place to stay.Neighbors from East Side Drive, MeadowMore >
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:13 AM EDT2013-05-21 09:13:02 GMT
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Monday, May 20 2013 5:12 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:12:47 GMT
Jermaine Richards was arrested in connection with the death of Alyssiah Wiley.
A Bridgeport man faces murder and kidnapping charges in the death of an Eastern Connecticut State University who disappeared in April. Thirty-year-old Jermaine Richards was scheduled to make his firstMore >
The search for a missing college student has turned into a search for justice after 30-year-old Jermaine Richards was arrested in connection with the death of Alyssiah Wiley.More >