TX Man Charles Gardner ID’d As Victim In Wednesday Night Snyder Fatal 3-Wheeled Vehicle Crash

SCURRY COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Charles Gardner of Glenn Heights, Texas, has been identified as the victim in a fatal three-wheel vehicle crash in Scurry County Wednesday.

Gardner, 48, was killed in Wednesday night in a single-vehicle crash near Snyder, Texas.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Gardner was operating a Polaris Slingshot, when the vehicle apparently hydroplaned while on U.S. Highway 180 outside of Snyder around 6:15 Wednesday. The vehicle then exited the roadway and entered a culvert before making contact with a fence.

Gardner, who was wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Scurry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 16,921. Its county seat is Snyder, which is the home for Western Texas College. The county was created in 1876 and organized in 1884 – Wikipedia.

AZ Prison Whistleblower Gabriela Contreras Found Dead Sunday Night ‘Suicide’

BUCKEYE, AZ. (THECOUNT) — Arizona whistleblower, Gabriela Contreras, a Lewis prison prison guard who leaked video showing inmates exiting cells with broken locks and attacking guards, has been found dead Sunday night.

Contreras, 31, was found dead Sunday night around 11:30 p.m. of an apparent suicide. The medical examiner has not yet officially determined her cause of death.

The Arizona Department of Corrections released a statement after Contreras’ death came to light:

“On behalf of the men and women of the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry, I would like to express our deepest condolences to the family of Correctional Officer III Ana Gabriela Contreras, who passed away early this morning. This is a sad day for us all, and tragic loss as she was a valued member of our team.”

The video Contreras released led to a state investigation into prison safety as officials worked to address the lock issues at Lewis prison in Buckeye, reports KENS.

Contreras claimed she faced retaliation after exposing the safety concerns. She said at a news conference last year she went a week without pay and lost a promotion.

Contreras’ allegations of retaliation led to an investigation that ended in officials throwing out disciplinary actions for the correctional officers involved in releasing the video.

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Geo quick facts: Buckeye is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, and is the westernmost suburb in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The population was estimated at 68,453 in 2017. In 2017, it was the fastest growing city in the US – Wikipedia.

AZ Teen Felix Cardoza ID’d As Victim In Tuesday Night Phoenix Street Racing Crash

PHOENIX, AZ. (THECOUNT) — Felix Cardoza, of Buckeye, Arizona, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Phoenix street racing crash Tuesday night.

Cardoza, 18, was killed in a street racing crash on State Route 51 in Phoenix, according to the Department of Public Safety.

According to reports, the crash happened on State Route 51 near East Shea Boulevard around 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

Cardoza was racing another car when his Audi veered off the right side of the freeway. The Audi slammed into a concrete retaining wall and then rolled back onto the roadway. When the car finally came to a stop, it was blocking the HOV lane and the lane next to it under the Shea Boulevard overpass, reports AZFamily.

Aerial video from the Arizona’s Family’s News Chopper shows Cardoza’s Audi on its roof.

The crash was so severe the involved vehicle was nearly unrecognizable. Its engine was seen in the lanes next to it.

Officials said witnesses helped troopers find the second car involved in the race. It was on the northbound off-ramp for Shea Boulevard. There were two people in that car, but investigators have not released their names.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember the beloved dirt bike racer:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Phoenix is the capital of the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona. Known for its year-round sun and warm temperatures, it anchors a sprawling, multi-city metropolitan area known as the Valley of the Sun. It’s known for high-end spa resorts, Jack Nicklaus–designed golf courses and vibrant nightclubs. Other highlights include the Desert Botanical Garden, displaying cacti and numerous native plants – wikipedia.

Massive AZ Explosion Heard After ‘Green Meteor’ Seen Streaking Across Sky Sunday Morning

YAVAPAI COUNTY, AZ. (THECOUNT) — A massive boom was heard as reports of a meteor sighting flooded law enforcement phones on Sunday morning across a wide swath of Arizona.

Multiple citizens called local news outlets Sunday morning, reporting a green meteor streaking in the sky followed by a large explosion.

According to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, dispatchers received multiple calls Sunday morning “from every corner” of the county reporting a loud boom/blast/explosion noise.

YCSO says the source of the noise is currently unknown, although there have been reports from citizens of a meteor sighting around Arizona and in the Valley as well, reports 12News.

The source of the boom remains unknown.

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Geo quick facts: Yavapai County is near the center of the U.S. state of Arizona. As of the 2010 census, its population was 211,073. The county seat is Prescott. Yavapai County comprises the Prescott, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the northern portions of Peoria and Wickenburg in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area – Wikipedia.

Son Arrested After Jay Noiman Found Strangled And Stabbed To Death In Boca Raton Parking Lot

BOCA RATON, FL. (THECOUNT) — Jared Noiman has been identified as the man arrested after his father was found strangled and stabbed to death in a parking garage at permanently shuttered, One Ocean Plaza, in Boca Raton, Florida on Monday.

Jared Noiman, 26, admitted to strangling and stabbing his father, 59-year-old Jay Noiman, to death as he slept in a vehicle on Monday.

According to officials, Jaren Noiman was found covered in blood during a traffic stop in Delray Beach telling police he had been involved in an altercation. He then declined to report a crime.

Police said information and surveillance video from the scene where his father was found brutally murder led investigators to identify Jared Noiman as a suspect. at that time he was not taken into custody over a lack of evidence.

Later that night, Boca Raton Police again stopped Jared Noiman and arrested him for driving without a valid driver’s license.

On Tuesday, police said Jared Noiman arrived at the boca police department and confessed to killing his father, Jay Noiman.

Jared Noiman said the two lived out of his father’s car and they slept in the parking garage at One Ocean Plaza.

Jared Noiman told police he didn’t like the way his father treated him and had thoughts about killing him. He told police he stabbed his father and strangled him while he slept in the parking garage, reports CBS12.

Noiman is now facing charges of first degree murder. He’s due in court Wednesday morning.

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Geo quick facts: Boca Raton is a city on Florida’s southeastern coast, known for its golf courses, parks and beaches. Large, oceanfront Red Reef Park is home to the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center with trails, a butterfly garden and a sea turtle sanctuary. Downtown, Boca Raton Museum of Art has modern and contemporary American and European collections, and a sculpture garden. Nearby Mizner Park Amphitheater hosts concerts and events – wikipedia.

IN Man Emanuel Walker Jr ID’d As Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Hit-And-Run Driver Thursday In Avon

HENDRICKS COUNTY, IN. (THECOUNT) — Emanuel Walker Jr., of Plainfield, Indiana, has been identified as the pedestrian fatally struck by a hit-and-run vehicle Thursday morning in Avon.

Walker, 20, was on-foot when he was struck and killed by a driver who then fled the scene Thursday morning, according to the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office.

Police say, the fatal collision occurred around 6:30 a.m. at CR-625 East & CR-100 South in Avon, Indiana, near Rockville Rd.

Investigators say Walker was standing at the road’s edge, reports WISH.

Police say they are seeking a silver Saturn with damage on the front and passenger sides. It may be missing a mirror on the passenger’s side. Police did not indicate whether a side-mirror, which contains identifying features, was located at the scene.

Walker was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

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

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Geo quick facts: Avon is a town in Washington Township, Hendricks County, Indiana, United States. The population was 12,446 at the 2010 census, and in 2018 the estimated population was 18,343 – Wikipedia.

Mystery After 3 Small Children Found Dead In Phoenix Home Monday Night 3 Adults Unharmed

PHOENIX, AZ. (THECOUNT) — According to Phoenix, AZ police, three small children were found dead inside a Phoenix home on Monday night.

Investigators are trying to determine how the little ones died inside a home occupied by the mother, father and another adult relative on Monday night.

Police responded to a 911 call from the home saying three children were unresponsive, located near South 24th Street & East Baseline Road in Phoenix, AZ around 7:30 Monday evening.

When officers arrived on scene, they discovered a 3-year-old boy, 2-year-old girl and a 7-month girl all unresponsive.

First responders attempted CPR but were unable to revive the children.

Phoenix Fire pronounced all three kids dead at the scene of unknown causes.

Mom, Dad and another adult relative were all in the home at the time.

There were no obvious signs of trauma to the children. Investigators plan on interviewing the parents as they try to piece together what caused this tragedy.

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Geo quick facts: Phoenix is the capital of the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona. Known for its year-round sun and warm temperatures, it anchors a sprawling, multi-city metropolitan area known as the Valley of the Sun. It’s known for high-end spa resorts, Jack Nicklaus–designed golf courses and vibrant nightclubs. Other highlights include the Desert Botanical Garden, displaying cacti and numerous native plants – wikipedia.

Master Sgt. Nathan Goodman ID’d As Victim Killed In AZ Training ‘Freefall’ Exercise

ELOY, AZ. (THECOUNT) — Master Sgt. Nathan Goodman, from Hope Mills, North Carolina, has been identified as the victim killed during a training exercise in Southern Arizona.

Goodman, 36, died during a routine military freefall training exercise near Eloy, Arizona.

Master Sgt. Goodman enlisted in the Army in July of 2002, and was promoted to Master Sergeant in July 2019, and became an Operations Team Sergeant. He served four tours to Afghanistan, one tour in Iraq, two tours in Africa, and one tour in Kyrgyzstan, according to military officials.

News of Master Sgt. Goodman’s death emerged on Tuesday, reports Fox46.

Free Falling is when parachutists jump from an aircraft and delay opening their parachutes.

Eloy is about 52 miles (83 km) northwest of Tucson, to the southeast of Casa Grande.

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Geo quick facts: Eloy is a city in Pinal County, Arizona, United States, about 50 miles northwest of Tucson and about 65 miles southeast of Phoenix. According to the U.S. Census estimates in 2017, the population of the city is 19,168 – Wikipedia.

NWS Confirms ‘Rare’ EF-1 Tornado Struck Phoenix AZ Friday Morning

PHOENIX, AZ. (THECOUNT) — Phoenix was struck early Friday morning by a rare EF-1 tornado, the National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed.

The twister took out massive trees and poles and left a path of debris and destruction behind, reports AZFamily.

At Third Street and Thunderbird Road, nearly 20-foot trees, with their roots and irrigation systems, were ripped out, falling on top of fences and homes. The tornado left a widespread area of damage from north Phoenix all the way to parts of the East Valley.

All day on Friday, NWS was swamped with work, surveying damage around the Valley. “This is tornadic damage because we’re seeing it in a number of locations kind of skipping along through this area of North Phoenix and North Scottsdale,” said Ken Waters with NWS.

He said they stopped at 10 different locations collecting data, looking at which direction trees fell and measuring the diameter of tree trunks that were yanked out of the ground. The whole ordeal caused them to send out phone alerts across the Valley overnight, hoping to keep everyone safe during a wild end to Thanksgiving.

Geo quick facts: Phoenix is the capital of the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona. Known for its year-round sun and warm temperatures, it anchors a sprawling, multi-city metropolitan area known as the Valley of the Sun. It’s known for high-end spa resorts, Jack Nicklaus–designed golf courses and vibrant nightclubs. Other highlights include the Desert Botanical Garden, displaying cacti and numerous native plants – wikipedia.

Chandler Hit-And-Run Suspect Michelle Hagerman ‘Called Hospital’ To Ask Condition Of Victims

CHANDLER. AZ. (THECOUNT) — Michelle Hagerman has been identified as the suspect arrested in a double-fatal Wednesday morning hit-and-run crash that took the life of a man and his young son, according to Chandler PD.

Hagerman, 54, was arrested in connection to the hit-and-run deaths of 50-year-old Mohammad Misbah Uddin and his 12-year-old son, reports said Wednesday.

According to Chandler PD, Hagerman was arrested early Wednesday morning.

Hagerman fled the scene after allegedly striking Uddin and his son while operating a vehicle. Police launched a search for a dark-colored SUV.

According to court documents, an unidentified woman, now believed to be Hagerman, called a Chandler area hospital following the double-fatal asking about the condition of Uddin and his son. That woman told a nurse her husband was driving the vehicle that hit them.

Police received a tip on Tuesday that a vehicle that matched the suspect vehicle had been spotted in front of a Tempe residence where Hagerman lived, court documents show.

According to court documents, police responded to the residence and collected evidence from the vehicle, including blood from the hood. The vehicle was registered to Hagerman, court documents show.

Hagerman is accused of hitting 50-year-old Mohammad Misbah Uddin and his 12-year-old son. Uddin was killed in the crash and his son later died at a hospital. Family members told 12 News Uddin had only been in the United States for 10 days, reports 12News.

Hagerman was arrested and told police she thought she hit a dog, according to court documents.

She said she was the only person in the vehicle and initially got out of the vehicle to observe the damage.

The documents show Hagerman told police she walked back toward the crash scene, but after seeing several people getting out of their vehicles she got back into hers and left the scene.

She was booked into jail on two counts of leaving the scene of an accident with death, police said.

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Geo quick facts: Chandler is a city southeast of Phoenix, in Arizona. Its many parks include Desert Breeze Park, with vintage train rides on the Desert Breeze Railroad. Veterans Oasis Park has wetlands and a Sonoran Desert landscape, plus the Solar System Walk, a scale model of the planets. Tumbleweed Park features Playtopia, a playground with themed zones. The Arizona Railway Museum exhibits antique trains – wikipedia.