HARRISON, OH. (THECOUNT) — Kayla Duerler, a 16-year-old Harrison High School student, has been identified as the victim killed Wednesday afternoon in a wreck on Reily Millville Road in Hamilton, OH.
Doug Goodman described Duerler, who attended LifeSpring Christian Church, as intelligent and fond of reading, with a soft-spoken demeanor that belied her strong religious and moral convictions. She was well-loved by her friends in Harrison High School’s marching band, where she had recently been promoted to drum major.
“It’s unique to see a young lady at her age to have such a passionate and deep heart,” Goodman, an associate pastor at LifeSpring, said at a Thursday night vigil. “We’re just very grateful for the time we’ve had with her, and we’re mourning her loss.” Continue reading
LINCOLN, NE. (THECOUNT) — Lincoln Police have identified Jessica Brandon as the woman killed in a Lincoln, NE, home invasion Tuesday.
Brandon, 36, was killed in the early hours of Tuesday morning after Lincoln Police responded to a call of shots fired at 3:45 a.m. near 19th & Fairfield. Upon arrival, police found a female victim with a gunshot wound.
Brandon was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
“When we got there, her family was attempting to revive her until relieved by a Lincoln Police Officer who began CPR,” said Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister. Continue reading
ST JOHN, MO. (THECOUNT — Sarah Dashley has been identified as the Missouri woman killed in a duplex fire Sunday in St John. The blaze appears to be accidental and was ignited by an overloaded electrical outlet, according to officials.
Dashley, 30, was named as the victim in a McNulty Drive duplex fire Sunday morning. She was extracted from the dwelling and rushed to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
First responders and police arrived to find the home fully engulfed, said St. John Police Chief John Morris. Dashley’s boyfriend, Zachary Dingman, had already left for work when the blaze erupted.
“It appears to be an electrical fire,” Morris said. “Just numerous plugs, all plugged into an outlet that were running an air conditioner, computer, a guitar amplifier. And the futon she was sleeping on was above the outlet.” Continue reading
KALAMA, WA. (THECOUNT) — The several members of a family that were killed in a rollover crash on I-5 north near Kalama, Washington, Saturday evening, have been identified.
Oferia U. Nuusolia, 60, and Lokeni A. Nuusolia, 65, were killed along with a 5-year-old child, after a vehicle operated by Daryl M. Tuimavave, 36, crashed while traveling on I-5 near Kalama.
The dead are reportedly the grandparents of the child who also died. The driver, Tuimavave, is said to be the mother of the children and the daughter of the deceased.
A Washington State Patrol official said an SUV carrying 6 people — 3 adults and 3 children — crashed and rolled over several times. Tuimavave was driving with her three kids and her parents.
Five people in the SUV were not wearing safety harnesses at the time of the crash and were subsequently ejected from the vehicle.
Investigators believe Daryl Tuimavave became distracted by something in the car and when she refocused on the road, traffic had slowed and she overcorrected, leading her SUV into the median. Troopers said the SUV rolled at possibly twice before coming to a rest on its top. Continue reading
NORTH ATTLBOROUGH, MA. (THECOUNT) — Jonathan Lozada has been identified as the Providence teen who apparently drowned in a North Attleborough pond Sunday.
Lozada, 16, was the teenager swimming in Whiting’s Pond off Broadway on Sunday afternoon when he lost his life, according to North Attleborough Fire Chief Michael Brousseau.
The Bristol County district attorney said Lozada was visiting the pond with a group pf friends and family members when he suddenly encountered difficulty swimming.
According to investigators, witnesses said Lozada flailed his arms briefly before going underwater. A friend and a boy swimming with Lozada tried to reach for him, but he quickly descended into the deeper water at the pond.
Other swimmers attempted to assist in the search for Lozada, but could not locate him in the murky water.
Dive teams encountered murky, muddy waters that hindered their search. A thermal imaging drone and a Massachusetts State Police helicopter were used to assist. Continue reading
Bethany Martin has been identified as the 3-year-old girl who died in the hospital Friday night after being run over by a tractor while on a farming property in Goshen, IN., according to the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office.
Police say the accident happened around 7 p.m. near 65000 County Road 11, Goshen, Elkhart County, IN. The little girl was run over while the tractor was being hooked up to another piece of machinery, reports indicated.
Martin was transported via LifeFlight to a South Bend area hospital where she was pronounced dead just before midnight.
Kristopher Martinez-Roman, pictured here in a previous mugshot, has been identified as the driver in a fatal Lancaster hit-and-run that killed one J. P. McCaskey High School student while seriously injuring another.
Lancaster Police say Martinez-Roman, 23, is the third person involved in Thursday’s crash that occurred near the intersection N. Franklin St., & E. King St., in Lancaster, PA.
Previously, police had thought the two men identified by surveillance videos were the only people in a silver Acura MDX that struck a car on East King and Franklin Streets Thursday afternoon.
Through their investigation, police identified Martinez-Roman as the driver of the vehicle. The two other men, pictured below, were passengers in the vehicle. Continue reading
Dominic Gonzalez and Antonio “Tony” Gonzalez have been named as the youngsters killed while traveling in a vehicle after being struck head-on by another vehicle said to be street racing in Mead Valley, California.
Brothers, Dominic, 6, and 8-year-old Tony, were killed in a head-on crash that happened early Tuesday evening in the town of Mead Valley, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Police say a speeding car struck their brother’s vehicle head-on. The boys were pronounced dead at the scene.
Their older brother, who was operating the Nissan Versa, was hospitalized and later released. Continue reading
Friends and family have identified Lauren Wolford as the young woman killed when a BMW struck her as she walked on the sidewalk near San Marcos, CA., Mission Hills High School Saturday.
Wolford, 18, was walking on Mission Road when a BMW left the roadway and struck her. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday, deputies responded to calls about a car hitting a student near the school. A BMW traveling westbound on Mission Road had hit a pedestrian on the sidewalk. The driver didn’t suffer serious injuries, but the victim, later identified as Wolford, died at the scene. Continue reading
Dermot O’Leary, a student at Wando High School in Mt Pleasant, SC., has been named as the young man killed in a motorcycle accident Tuesday.
O’Leary, 18, was traveling on Highway 17 North at Carolina Park Blvd in the Carolina Park neighborhood when the fatal crash occurred.
He was pronounced dead died at the scene. Continue reading