May 19, 2012
NEWTON COUNTY, GEORGIA – A crash involving multiple school buses on I-20 has injured a bus driver and 43 students, Newton County emergency officials said.
One bus driver has been transported to the hospital, CBS Affiliate WGCL reports.
Lt. Tyrone Oliver, Newton County Sheriff spokesman, said the driver had non-life threatening injuries. No child was seriously hurt.
The students were from Burke County Middle School in Waynesboro. The group was reportedly on its way to Six Flags theme park.
The cause of the accident was not clear.
An official at Newton County Medical Center said the injuries are minor, mostly bumps and bruises (referred to as “ambulatory treatments”) and that the students will be released to their parents.
May 13, 2012
MARIN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA– A former law enforcement officer is under arrest after leading police on a chase.
It began in Marin County as police responded to reports of domestic violence.
CHP officers finally caught up with the suspect on Interstate 680 near Willow Pass Road near Concord.
CHP officers had to shoot the man with bean bags in order to detain him.
Southbound I-680 was briefly closed due to the police activity, but has reopened.
January 22, 2012
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA – The man accused of hitting and killing a moped driver on I-26 early Saturday morning is being held in jail with no bond because officials say he is in the country illegally.
Authorities say 29-year-old Lyson Soram has been charged with leaving the scene with death after troopers say he hit a woman riding on a moped at about 4 a.m. on I-26 near I-20, and then drove away in his 2002 Dodge minivan. The crash shut down the eastbound lanes of I-26 for about 5 hours.
Coroner Harry Harman identified the victim as 31-year-old Miranda Senn of West Columbia. Harman said Senn died at the scene.
Senn’s funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Brookland United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Celestial Memorial Gardens.
The mother of two was a member of Brookland United Methodist Church and a 1998 graduate of Brookland-Cayce High School.
Sorem is being held at the Lexington County Detention Center. Immigrations and Custom Enforcement has a hold on him because deputies say he entered the country illegally.
The collision is still under investigation by the Highway Patrol MAIT Team.