WI Officials Say “Loud Booms” In Madison Thursday Likely Caused By “Ice Quakes”

MADISON, WI. (THECOUNT) — Residents of Madison, Wisconsin reported hearing a series of loud booms Thursday.

The “sudden explosive sounds,” that were enough to make some Madison residents jump out of bed, are called Ice quakes, aka, frost quakes, occurring when water in the ground freezes and expands, according to officials.

The expansion of ice can create very loud, frequent pops and crackles, say officials. But there’s no need to be alarmed; the booms, although noisy, are basically harmless.

Did you hear a loud ‘boom’ today?! We’re actually getting several reports around the area… and there’s nothing to fear! Those pops and booms are called ice quakes; they’re caused by the water in the ground freezing & expanding, source Channel3000

Reports of ice quakes are very common in the northern Midwest after large drops in temperature.

Geo facts: Madison, the capital city of Wisconsin, lies west of Milwaukee. It’s known for the domed Wisconsin State Capitol, which sits on an isthmus between lakes Mendota and Monona. The Wisconsin Historical Museum documents the state’s immigrant and farming history. The city’s paved Capital City State Trail runs past Monona Terrace, a lakefront convention center designed by Frank Lloyd Wright – wikipedia.

OH Man Dion Rutledge ID’d As Victim In Early Monday Fatal Single-Vehicle Dayton Crash

DAYTON, OH. (THECOUNT) — Dion Rutledge has been identified as the victim in a single-vehicle crash early Monday Morning in Dayton, Ohio.

Rutledge, 30, was killed in a crash occurring on James H. McGee Boulevard early Monday morning. A passenger was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to whio.

Rutledge was operating a vehicle, when for unknown reasons, it crashed around 1 a.m. Monday near the Family Dollar, located at 440 N James H McGee Blvd, in Dayton, according to reports.

Both Rutledge and passenger were removed from the mangled car and taken to a local hospital,Dayton police Sgt. Chad Knedler said.

Rutledge was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of multiple blunt force trauma injuries consistent with the violent crash, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office,

The passenger was not identified.

Police did not release any potential factors in the crash.

The investigation is ongoing into the case of the fatal wreck.

Anyone with possible information on the crash should contact police at 911.

Dayton is a city in western Ohio. It’s home to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, with a vast collection of aircraft from early 1900s planes to a space shuttle exhibit. Carillon Historical Park contains a Wright Brothers plane, 19th-century buildings and antique trains. The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery has kids’ science exhibits and a small zoo. International fine art is on view at the Dayton Art Institute, according to wikipedia.

TX Man ID’d As Victim In Saturday Night Fatal Alice Motorcycle Crash

SAN DIEGO, TX. (THECOUNT) — Leandro Chapa, of San Diego, TX, has been identified as the victim killed in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash Saturday night.

Chapa, 31, was traveling on a newer model Harley Davidson motorcycle west on Commerce Road, in Alice, TX, when he misjudged a curve and exited the roadway. The bike came to a rest in the grassy area on the south side of the road, according to authorities.

A passerby observed the accident scene and called 911.

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

It is unknown if alcohol or speed were factors in the fatal crash. Police have ordered a toxicology test.

Family has been notified. Continue reading

MA Man Leland Clarke ID’d In Saturday Fatal Attleboro Route 95 Crash

ATTLEBORO, MA. (THECOUNT) — Leland Clarke, of Randolph, MA, has been identified as the victim in a Route 95 crash in Attleboro early Saturday.

According to State Police, Clarke, 26, was operating a 2010 Toyota Scion on Route 95 when, for an unknown reason, exited the roadway and rolled over in the median at 3:30 a.m.

The cause of this crash remains under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section, Troop H detectives, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Continue reading

AR Mother ID’d In Fatal Camden Crash Where “Miracle” Toddlers Found “Days Later” Wandering Highway

OUACHITA COUNTY, AR. (THECOUNT) — Lisa Holliman, of Camden, Arkansas, has been identified as the victim in a fatal State Highway 24 crash that occurred on Friday or Saturday.

Holliman, 25, was traveling with her two toddlers on State Highway 24, Camden, AR, when the crash happened. The wreck did not immediately come to the attention of authorities, until, one of the toddlers involved in the crash was found wandering on the roadway.

Another child was later located inside the crashed vehicle.

“Today is anything but short of a miracle. The three-year-old and one-year-old being able to survive in the elements you know southern Arkansas with how hot it is — the humidity — we’ve had precipitation since then and like I said it’s nothing short of a miracle — God’s blessing that these children were able to survive this accident,” said Detective Nathan Greeley of the Ouachita County Sheriff’s Office. Continue reading

Blair OK Fire Chief Announces Death Of Friendship Firefighter Friday

ATLUS, OK. (THECOUNT) – The Blair Fire Department chief announced the sad news on Facebook that the department has lost one of their own. The firefighter, who has not need identified, worked at the Friendship Fire Department, located on South Main Street in Altus, OK.

The Friendship firefighter was killed while working a house fire Friday evening, the chief said.

The fire broke out just after 5:30 p.m. at a home at the intersection of county roads 206 and 160 about a mile north of Altus. Firefighters arrived to find the home engulfed in flames. source

The Blair Fire Department’s Facebook page reported the death of one firefighter with the Friendship fire department.

It is with heavy heart tonight, a fire fighter was lost in the of duty, we ask that you keep his family in your prayers at this time of need,,,,,
Prayers for the friendship fire department and family

Albert Tyner chief Continue reading

CT Victims In Tuesday Triple-Fatal East Hampton Crash Identified

EAST HAMPTON, CT. (WTNH) – The victims of a fatal crash in East Hampton Tuesday have been identified as, Kyle Hermann, 23, of East Haddam, Danielle Jacobs, 29, of Colchester, and Leslie Marshall, 40, of Middletown.

Authorities say, the victims were involved a two-car collision that occurred around 5:50 p.m. on Route 16 near the Salmon River, in Colchester.

Hermann and Jacobs were pronounced dead at the scene. Marshall was pronounced dead later that night at Hartford Hospital. Continue reading

PA Woman Lori Mula ID’d As Victim In Thursday Fatal McKeesport W 5th Ave Crash

MCKEESPORT, PA. (THECOUNT) — Lori Mula has been identified as the victim who died following a crash in McKeesport on Thursday night.

Mula, 48, was operating a vehicle when she exited the roadway and struck a utility pole at about 11:30 p.m. in the 600 block of West 5th Avenue, McKeesport, PA.

Officials say, live wires made extracting Mula from the crushed vehicle more complicated for first responders, who has to cut her out of the vehicle after the wires were removed.

Mula was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead of blunt force injuries that occurred in the violent crash. Continue reading

NE Woman Stephanie Leard ID’d As Victim In Fatal Firth S. 68 St Rollover Crash

LINCOLN, NE. (THECOUNT) — Nebraska woman, Stephanie Leard, of Hickman, has been identified as the victim in a fatal rollover crash near Norris High School, located at, S 68th St, Firth, NE, Monday night, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

Leard, 33, was identified by LSO as the woman operating a 2003 Acura when she exited the roadway for an unknown reason and entered a ditch.

Emergency responders were called to S. 68th Street, just south of Norris High School, at about 9 p.m. Monday on a report of a rollover accident. LSO said the 2003 Acura, driven by Leard, was traveling southbound on 68th Street when it left the roadway, entered the west ditch, and rolled. Continue reading

Rayleigh Protection Facebook Group Founder “Terry Coppins” Killed In Canewdon UK BMW M6 Crash

RAYLEIGH, UK. (THECOUNT) — Police have identify a man who died following a collision in Canewdon as Terry Coppins of Rayleigh, UK.

The fatal single-vehicle accident occurred on Creeksea Ferry Road in Canewdon, when the BMW M6 Coppins was operating exited the roadway and crashed.

An unidentified 16-year-old girl who was also traveling in the vehicle at the time of the crash was transported to an area hospital for observation.

THECOUNT.com has learned, Coppins, 32, made local headlines in 2014 for founding the crimefighting Facebook community, “Rayleigh Protection Group.” Continue reading