LOUISA COUNTY, VA, (THECOUNT) — Mary Elizabeth Carter, has been identified as the woman killed in a two-vehicle crash in Louisa County Sunday.
Carter, 19, was traveling southbound on Route 605, when for unknown reasons, crossed center lines and struck another vehicle, driven by Langston Quarles, 67, head-on, the trooper’s investigation noted.
Virginia state police responded to a crash at Route 605, 0.7 miles north of Route 33.
Quarles was transported to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
Carter was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries consistent with the crash. Continue reading
VALPARAISO, IN. (THECOUNT) — Joandrea Dehaven McAtee, has been identified as the Indiana school bus driver caught on video allowing an 11-year-old girl to drive the monstrous vehicle.
McAtee, 27, was taken in custody after being filmed allowing students as young as 11 years old to drive the large city owned bus.
According to police, McAtee allowed three students — an 11-year-old, 13-year-old and 17-year-old — to drive the school bus for short distances Thursday in rural Valparaiso, Indiana. There were other students on the bus at the time, some of whom recorded the incident. Continue reading
CHARLOTTE, NC. (THECOUNT) — Samantha Davis, a runner for Union Pines High School of Cameron, NC, has been identified as the student who collapsed while participating the Hare and the Hounds Invitational, at McAlpine Park in Charlotte on Saturday.
The high school cross country runner has died after being transported to an area hospital.
According to the Southern Pines Pilot, Samantha Davis, a runner for Union Pines High School of Cameron, NC, experienced a seizure while completing the girls race for the Hare and the Hounds Invitational at McAlpine Park and went into cardiac arrest. Continue reading
HATTIESBURG, MS. (THECOUNT) — Greg Hawthorne, of Hattiesburg, has been identified as the victim found suffering from gunshot wounds early the morning hours.
Police say they are investigating the shooting death of Hawthorne, 31, who was found shot dead inside a trailer, in Hattiesburg.
According to the Hattiesburg Police Department, officers responded to a reported shooting on Cypress Avenue around 2:30 Sunday morning. HPD spokesman Ryan Moore said during the investigation, police found a man dead inside a trailer. Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem identified the man as 31-year-old Greg Hawthorne, of Hattiesburg, according to police. Continue reading
PRICHARD, AL. (THECOUNT) – The Alabama father killed in an early morning house fire that also claimed the lives his two teenage daughters, in Prichard’s Eight Mile community, has been identified as Michael A. Allen.
Firefighters were called to a home on Weisbrod Avenue, in Prichard, AL, just before 1 a.m. on Sunday, September 23, 2018. Upon arrival, first responders learned three people had escaped the house, while three others did not emerge.
Allen, 38, and his girls, 15 and 17, passed away in the blaze.
Both girls students at Mattie T Blount High School.
Investigators said a family of six was in the house when the fire started. Three escaped but the three others were unable to get out and died. Continue reading
BATON ROUGE, LA. (THECOUNT) – Jaquincy Ross, of Baton Rouge, has been identified as the teen found shot on Swan Avenue, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Saturday night.
Ross, 18, was discovered at around 6 p.m. in the 800 block of Swan Avenue suffering from at least one gunshot wound.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A motive in the shooting is unknown at this time. There was no suspect information provided.
Police detectives are investigating. Continue reading
EDGEFIELD, SC. (THECOUNT) — Kerrie Edgerly is missing and South Carolina authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating the young woman. Authorities say Edgerly is 36 weeks pregnant.
Edgerly, 18, went missing sometime before 9:30 a.m. when the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a home invasion at a residence located on Ryan Ranch Court, North Augusta.
They say two white males reportedly entered the residence demanding money from the homeowner.
The Sheriff’s office said the males then left taking with them a white 18 year old female from the home.
Police say her name Kerrie Edgerly, age 18. She is 5 feet 2 inches, approximately 140 pounds, blonde hair and blue eyes. Continue reading
BATON ROUGE, LA. (THECOUNT) — Zirandall Turner, of Baton Rouge, has been identified as the victim found dead in a Jefferson Avenue dwelling Saturday night.
“Zirandallo” Turner, 42, was found in the living room of his residence suffering from at least one gunshot wound Saturday evening.
According to BRPD, the shooting happened in the 4800 block of Jefferson Avenue. Continue reading
A man has been arrested at Buckingham Palace after allegedly trying to visit the royal residence with a Taser.
Police said a 38-year-old had been detained at the tourist hotspot in Westminster, London SW1A 1AA, UK, in central London, “on suspicion of possessing a firearm”.
Security staff at the palace initially apprehended the man at the visitor entrance shortly after 12.45pm on Sunday. Continue reading
GASTONIA, NC. (THECOUNT) — Emergency responders say they’re currently conducting the second day of a massive search at a Gastonia park for missing 6-year-old Maddox Ritch, who is said to be a special needs child that may require regular meditation.
Local reports say, Ritch was last seen running away from his parents while visiting Rankin Lake Park at around 1:30 p.m. Search and rescue boats were sent to the lake area of the park.
Ritch was last seen wearing an orange shirt with “I’m the man” on the front of the T-shirt. He is 4 feet tall and weighs 45 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.
“They were walking around the lake,” Gastonia spokeswoman Rachel Bagley said. “They got around to the backside of the lake. He started running, according to the parents, and when they started running after him, they lost sight of him, and no one has seen him ever since.” Continue reading