November 18, 2018

NC Man Johnathon Gilmore ID’d As WSSU Football Player Killed In Saturday Fayetteville Crash

FAYETTEVILLE, NC. (THECOUNT) — Winston-Salem State University freshman, Johnathon Gilmore, from the Fayetteville area, was identified as the man killed in a car crash on Saturday afternoon, according to reports.

The crash happened around 4 p.m. in Fayetteville on Saturday according to his mother, Tina Ward, who spoke with members of the local press.

Ward said that her son loved it at WSSU and was happy in college.

“He was home to see his high school (South View) play in a playoff game on Friday night,” Ward said by phone on Sunday afternoon. Ward said that South View’s coach, Rodney Brewington, had already been to their house on Sunday afternoon. “Coach came by and talked to us and said that Johnathan was right on the sidelines for Friday’s game,” Ward said. “I know when he came home he was so excited that they won.” Continue reading

November 18, 2018

WI Man William Church ID’d As Pedestrian Struck And Killed Saturday In Evansville Hit-And-Run

EVANSVILLE, WI. (THECOUNT) — William Church has been identified as the pedestrian killed in an apparent hit-and-run in Evansville, WI, on Saturday.

Church, 21, was found deceased in the middle of a highway in Union Township early Saturday.

Church was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force injuries consistent with being struck by a vehicle.

Investigators say the driver fled the scene and had not been located as of Sunday.

Authorities have identified a 21-year-old Evansville man who was killed in an apparent hit-and-run over the weekend. The Rock County Medical Examiner’s Department on Sunday identified the victim as William Church. Continue reading

November 18, 2018

Retired GA Officer David Hall ID’d As Pilot Killed In Alabama Following Narco Helicopter Crash

CLANTON, AL. (THECOUNT) — Retired Columbus, GA, Police Department officer David Hall has been identified as the pilot killed when a Columbus-based Metro Narcotics Task Force helicopter went down in the Coosa River, in Alabama Friday.

Hall, 53, was named as one of the victims in a fatal helicopter crash. He was piloting the helicopter which crashed Friday in Lake Mitchell.

The helicopter was part of a metro narcotics task force, which included 5 agencies in Georgia and Alabama. The flight was a routine maintenance flight from Columbus Georgia to Clanton, according to officials.

Water flow along the lake had to be gradually slowed down above two nearby dams over a 6-8 hour process. Alabama Power worked with recovery teams to coordinate the dives. The wreckage of the helicopter was 70 feet below the surface of the water. Continue reading

November 18, 2018

TX Franklin Cougars #5 James McClain Green In Critical Condition Following El Paso Crash

EL PASO, TX. (THECOUNT) — James McClain Green has been identified as the Franklin High School athlete in critical condition at an El Paso hospital after being involved in a serious crash Saturday night.

Police have not yet released any information on the reported crash.

@FranklinCougars Via: “Last night there was a serious vehicle collision involving our very own James McClain Green. He is listed in critical condition. Please help us pray for him, his family and our FHS football family.”

According to a tweet from the school, senior football player and wrestler was involved in the accident.

In 11 games this season, the varsity wide receiver has recorded 11 touchdowns and 189 receiving yards. McClain-Green also took home first place in the Boys 6A UIL Wrestling State Championships in 2017 and 2018. Continue reading

November 18, 2018

MO Man Krystofer Batsell ID’d As Victim Killed In Saturday Weldon Spring Crash Caused By Fleeing Driver

WELDON SPRING, MO. (THECOUNT) — Krystofer Batsell has been identified as the driver killed in a crash by another driver who was fleeing a traffic stop in St. Charles County Saturday.

Batsell, 21, was operating a vehicle on Cedar Glen Drive, in Weldon Spring, MO, when Aron Richardson crashed into his driver side door, the Missouri State Highway Patrol stated in a crash report.

Batsell was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of blunt for trauma injuries consistent with the violent collision.

Police were conducting a traffic stop on Richardson when he fled the scene in his vehicle.

Just down the road, Krystofer Batsell was on Cedar Glen Drive making a left turn onto Highway 94. Richardson crashed his vehicle into the driver side of Batsell’s vehicle, the Missouri State Highway Patrol stated in a crash report. Continue reading

November 18, 2018

TX Woman Lyric Polley ID’d As Victim Shot Dead Sunday At Nacogdoches ASD Lounge

NACOGDOCHES, TX. (THECOUNT) — Lyric Polley, of Nacogdoches, TX, has been identified as the victim shot dead early Sunday morning at an area night spot.

The Nacogdoches Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened just after 1 a.m. Sunday at the ASD Lounge, according to police.

According to a press release, police responded to a call of shots fired at the ASD Lounge, located at, to 609 Old Tyler Rd, in Nacogdoches, TX, early Sunday morning.

Upon arrival, officers found a large disturbance and a victim lying on the ground outside of the club. The victim had suffered an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

The victim was later identified as 21-year-old Polley.

Police identified the victim as 21-year old Lyric Polley of Nacogdoches. The victim was determined to be deceased by emergency medical personnel that responded to the scene. Continue reading

November 18, 2018

AZ Teen Melody Young ID’d As Victim Killed In Saturday Hurricane Utah 59 Crash

WASHINGTON COUNTY, UT. (THECOUNT) — Melody Young, of Colorado City, Arizona, has been identified as the young victim killed in a head-on collision in Washington County, Utah, on Saturday afternoon.

Young, 17, was operating a Ford Fiesta on westbound on Utah 59, in Hurricane, Washington, UT, Saturday around 4:30 p.m., when a pickup truck pulling a trailer northbound lost control and struck her vehicle.

Young was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries consistent with the crash.

A crash report noted that the victim was wearing a seatbelt and was likely killed instantly upon impact.

Police reported a red Ford F250 was traveling westbound on Utah 59, in Hurricane, Washington, UT pulling a two-axle trailer when it lost control and crossed into eastbound traffic. As the F250 crossed the center line that’s when it struck Young, who was driving eastbound in a Ford Fiesta. Continue reading

November 18, 2018

NC Man Abraham Peguero ID’d As Victim Killed Sunday In Winston-Salem Tree-Vs-Vehicle Collision

WINSTON-SALEM, NC. (THECOUNT) — North Carolina man, Abraham Peguero, has been identified as the victim killed in a Winston-Salem crash Sunday morning.

Peguero, 24, died after a vehicle he was operating exited the roadway and struck a tree in Winston-Salem on Sunday. The vehicle was occupied once.

First responders were called to the the scene of a single-vehicle crash in the 3700 block of Peters Creek Parkway, in Winston-Salem, NC, about 5 a.m. involving a Honda Civic.

Investigators said Peguero was driving a 1992 Honda Civic south on Peters Creek when he veered off the road and hit a tree near Cherry Blossom Lane, the entrance to Holmes Creek Condominiums. Continue reading

November 18, 2018

FL Woman Patricia Benavides ID’d As Motorcyclist Killed In Saturday Night Englewood Crash

SARASOTA COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Patricia Benavides has been identified as the motorcyclist killed in a Englewood, FL, crash Saturday night before midnight.

Benavides, 54, was operating a motorcycle in the 200 block of Pine St, in Englewood, when for unknown reasons, she exited the roadway and struck a discarded couch that was on the side of the road around 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

The collision caused Benavides to be thrown from the bike.

She was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries consistent with the wreck.

A crash report noted that the victim was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Florida Highway Patrol responded to a motorcycle accident on Saturday, Nov. 17 around 11:36 p.m. According to Florida Highway Patrol, 54-year-old Patricia Benavides was killed in the accident, when she failed to negotiate a curved roadway. Troopers say Benavides traveled off the roadway and hit a discarded couch left on the side of the road. When Benavides the hit couch, the motorcycle overturned and caused her to be separated from the motorcycle. Continue reading

November 18, 2018

NC Man Chauncey Fleming ID’d As High Point Victim Found Shot Dead In Vehicle

HIGH POINT, NC. (THECOUNT) — Chauncey Fleming has been identified as the victim found suffering from at least one gunshot wound while seated in a vehicle Saturday evening in High Point, NC.

Fleming, 21, was found suffering from gunshot wounds while occupying the driver’s seat of a vehicle, according to High Point police.

Police responded to reports of shots fired in the parking lot of the Lake Road Apartments, located on Taylor Avenue, in High Point, NC Saturday.

Fleming was pronounced dead at the scene of gunshot wounds.

Police are investigating the shooting as a homicide.

No suspect of motive information was made available.

No further information on the case was immediately provided by investigators.

No arrests have been made and police have not released any other details. Continue reading