We\’re following a bizarre developing story this morning. A man dressed in a Santa Claus costume was struck and killed Saturday night on Interstate 95 by a driver who police say was DUI.
The man in the Santa costume was hit at approximately 10:31 p.m. in travel lanes on I-95 between Callowhill and Vine Streets.
Police said the victim was rushed to a hospital but died, and they later identified him as Adam Herr, 24, of Lebanon, Pa.
The driver of the striking vehicle, Augustine Bangura, 27, of Philadelphia, was driving under the influence, according to police.
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Police have charged a Riverside man they say was driving under the influence when he fatally struck a bicyclist on the West Side late Friday.
Robert Vais, 54, was charged with one felony count of aggravated DUI and two misdemeanor counts of DUI, police said. Vais was also issued a traffic citation for failing to reduce his speed.
Police believe he was driving under the influence when he struck Hector Avalos, 28, in the 2500 block of West Ogden Boulevard about 11:50 p.m. on Friday.
Avalos was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital shortly after.
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One woman is dead after a driver going the wrong way crashed into her vehicle early Saturday morning on Interstate 490 East.
Monroe County Sheriffs Deputies say the crash happened around 1:30 a.m.
Police say they received a call about a crash involving multiple cars on I-490 East near Exit 6 in the Town of Gates.
They say Thomas Rome, 37, of Kirkwood was driving the wrong way when he crashed head-on into a SUV containing Tatiana Tchekina, 69, and her husband Oleh Krysa, 71, both from Rochester.
Tchekina was pronounced dead at the scene and her husband was sent to Strong Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. Tchekina was an Assistant Professor of Accompanying at the Eastman School of Music. Krysa is a Professor of Violin.
Police say Rome was unconscious at the scene and smelled of alcohol. He was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Police say charges are pending.
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One person was killed and traffic was stopped for several hours following a multi-vehicle crash Friday afternoon, December 6, according to the Clinton Police Department.
Officials say the wreck happened just after 4:30 p.m. on the Lewallen Bridge.
Police say 21-year-old Kyle Anthony of Knoxville was driving under the influence when he lost control of his truck.
That\’s when authorities say he crossed the center line and struck two vehicles driving in the opposite direction.
A 40-year-old passenger in Anthony’s truck was thrown from the vehicle. Officials say she died as a result of her injuries.
Four others were injured in the crash, three others involved in the collision were not hurt.
Anthony now faces vehicular homicide and DUI charges.
The bridge was shut down for several hours but has since reopened.
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A White Knoll High School student is dead and a 60-year-old Lexington man is charged with felony DUI following a Friday morning crash.
Brandon T. Mayo, 15, of Lexington was killed in the two-vehicle crash, according to the Lexington County Coroner Harry Harman. According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, the crash occurred shortly before 8 a.m. at Old Barnwell Road near White Knoll Way. Mayo was driving a 2002 Pontiac two-door when he collided with a 2012 Honda Pilot.
The Pilot was driven by 60-year-old Michael Gray of Lexington. Lance Cpl. David Jones with the SCHP said Gray has been charged with felony DUI resulting in death, as well as possession of a controlled substance.
Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.
Mayo was pronounced dead at the scene. Gray was transported to the hospital.
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A Moore woman was charged last week in an alcohol-related crash that authorities say killed an elderly woman in October.
Lt. Jim Holcombe said Sherra L. Werkmeister, 48, of 245 Glen Crest Drive, was charged with felony driving under the influence resulting in death and felony DUI resulting in great bodily harm.
The Oct. 11 crash on Highway 290 killed 85-year-old Arrie Lee Lowry, of 101 Kelly Ave., Greer, according to a Greer Police Department incident report.
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The Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal car crash that happened early Tuesday morning in Rockbridge County.
State police said that at about 1:30 a.m. a 2006 Chevy Tahoe, carrying 10 people, was traveling southbound on Turkey Hill Road, then ran off the left side of the road and hit a tree stump, overturning the vehicle.
The driver of the Tahoe, Nicholas Perry Hansel, 21, of New Orleans was taken to Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital for minor injuries.
After Hansel was treated, he was charged with DUI and refusal and is being held in Rockbridge County jail.
A rear-seat passenger, Kelsey H. Durkin, 21, of New Canaan, Conn., was taken to Stonewall Jackson Hospital by private vehicle and was dead on arrival.
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