Jonne Dixon had her daughter’s Hello Kitty birthday bash all planned out.
She was having a party at Chuck E. Cheese. The invitations were neatly laid across the bed, and the matching gift bags were in the closet.
“Kennedi turned 5 today, and the party is this weekend,” said Z’Kiah Dixon, Jonne’s sister.
But Thursday afternoon, the usual excitement of Kennedi’s birthday was replaced with unexpected quiet as family and friends grieved the loss of Jonne, 25, who died Wednesday in a three-vehicle crash that sent six others to the hospital.
via Crash victim killed the day before her daughter’s 5th birthday | Shreveporttimes | shreveporttimes.com.
One person is dead after an early morning crash in Pike County.
It happened in the Monticell community near the Pike-Barbour county line.
Alabama State Troopers are investigating the crash that started when a diesel truck struck a tree that had fallen into the road during storms overnight.
From there the truck ran into the front of Mt. Oliver Missionary Baptist Church.
The identity of the victim will likely be released later today.
A crash yesterday in Coffee County claimed the life of a teenager.
State troopers say that Ryan Dale Allen, 19 was killed when the vehicle he was driving ran off the road and overturned. Allen was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle.
via UPDATED – Early Morning Crash In Pike County Leaves One Dead.
A truck driver from Brundidge was killed early Friday morning after his tractor trailer hit a tree that had fallen in the road, throwing him from the truck.
Ivery Dunford Jr., 51, was driving a 2001 Freightliner on Alabama 130, eight miles north of Banks, when he hit the tree. Pike County Coroner Gary Williams pronounced Dunford dead at the scene.
via Brundidge truck driver killed in early morning crash – Dothan Eagle: News.
Jason Leffler September 16, 1975 – June 12, 2013 was an American racing driver from Long Beach, California. Leffler began racing in the open-wheel ranks, competing in the 2000 Indianapolis 500 before moving to primarily NASCAR competition. He died from injuries sustained in a sprint car race at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey.
Open wheel career Leffler began his career racing midget cars in the USAC series, where he won 3 consecutive Midget championships from 1997 and 1999, as well as the Silver Crown series championship in 1998. He was the third driver to win three consecutive midget car championships. He won the Hut Hundred and Belleville Nationals in 1997, and the Turkey Night Grand Prix and Copper Classic in 1999. He won his second Turkey Night Grand Prix in 2005.Roger Penske met Leffler at the 1998 Hut 100. Leffler’s success also caught the attention of Joe Gibbs Racing, a team who had previously signed Tony Stewart from the USAC ranks. Leffler joined the team in 1999 and made 4 starts in the Busch Series during the season with moderate success. At the same time, he also started a race in the Indy Racing League at Walt Disney World Speedway in the #5 Treadway Racing machine, but finished last after wrecking early in the race.Leffler made his first, and only, start in the Indianapolis 500 in 2000. This effort was put forth by Treadway Racing with backing from Roger Penske’s United Auto group. Leffler qualified in the 17th position, which is also where he finished; 3 laps behind race winner Juan Pablo Montoya.
via Jason Leffler – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
(CNN) — At least three people were killed when two commuter trains collided near Buenos Aires on Thursday, CNN affiliate Canal 9 reported.
At least 150 people were hurt in the accident, which occurred in a western suburb of the capital near the Castelar stop on the Sarmiento line.
TV video showed rescuers rushing to the scene to evacuate people.
via Trains collide near Buenos Aires; 3 dead – CNN.com.