POINSETT COUNTY, AR. (THECOUNT) — Preston Caine Brayfield of Kansas City, Missouri, has been identified as the road worker killed by a vehicle in Poinsett County, Arkansas Saturday night.
Brayfield, 22, was killed Saturday night in an Interstate 555 vehicle-versus-pedestrian collision near Tyronza.
According to emerging reports, Brayfield was working on the side of I-555, when for unknown reasons, a Chevrolet Impala crossed centerlines and into divider barrels where the victim was working. The vehicle then rolled over before coming to a rest in a field around 7:45 p.m. Saturday.
The unidentified Impala driver suffered unknown injuries and was transported to an area hospital.
Preston was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.
The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.
Geo quick facts: Poinsett County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,583. The county seat is Harrisburg. Poinsett County is included in the Jonesboro, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.
NEVADA, MO. (THECOUNT) — Benjamin L. Rash, of El Dorado Springs, MO and Jacob A. Guerrero of Sheldon, MO, have been identified as the victims in a double-fatal crash near Nevada, Missouri on Thursday night.
According to police, Rash, 21, was operating a Honda Civic on Highway BB near Nevada, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway. The vehicle the entered the shoulder and flipped over around 9:40 p.m. Thursday.
Rash and 21-year-old Guerrero both died at the scene of the wreck.
According to a crash report, neither man was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the violent wreck.
No further information was provided by officials on the deadly crash.
Geo quick facts: Nevada is a city in and the county seat of Vernon County, Missouri, United States. The population was 8,386 at the 2010 census, and 8,254 in the 2018 estimate. Nevada is the home of Cottey College. Its local government uses the council-manager model – Wikipedia.
ELKO, NV. (THECOUNT) — – A mining bus filled with workers collided head-on with a semi-tractor Saturday morning on the road leading to gold mines north of Carlin.
At least two fatalities and multiple critical injuries have been reported.
The collision occurred at about 6:35 a.m. in the canyon on State Route 766, which leads to several mines operated by Nevada Gold Mines.
Two fatalities have been confirmed, according to trooper Jim Stewart with the Nevada Highway Patrol. He did not know if they were from the bus or the truck, reports ELKODaily.
More than a dozen people were injured, some seriously, he added. Multiple air and ground ambulances were responding to the scene on the Eureka County side of the line.
The road is closed until further notice.
Miners are bused to the region’s gold mines in shifts, mostly through contract bus operator Coach USA.
Nevada Gold Mine officials were not immediately available for comment.
Geo quick facts: Carlin is a small city located near the western border of Elko County in northeast Nevada, 23 miles west of the city of Elko. It is part of the Elko Micropolitan Statistical Area. Carlin sits along Interstate 80 at an elevation of approximately 4,900 feet – Wikipedia.
LAS VEGAS, NV. (THECOUNT) — Jacquelynn Pope, of North Las Vegas, has been identified by Metro Police as the teen pedestrian struck and killed following an east Las Vegas crash Monday evening.
Pope, 18, was killed by a vehicle as she attempted to cross the street outside of a marked crosswalk, authorities say. Officials said she was dragged under the vehicle.
The fatal accident occurred near Nellis and Charleston Boulevards.
She died of multiple blunt force injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Pope’s manner of death was ruled an accident, according to the Clark County Coroner’s office. Continue reading
Willie Nelson fans attending his San Diego concert this weekend became concerned after the singer abruptly ended his show during the first song.
Nelson took the stage singing “Whiskey River,” but almost immediately began violenting coughing. The “On The Road Again” singer appeared to be experiencing breathing difficulties before he was whisked off stage by security.
According to concert attendants, say 84-year-old Nelson exited the stage in the midst of concert opener – and did not return.
Nelson’s publicist told the paper that the icon has either “a bad cold or the flu” and would be returning to Texas to recover.
The representative also confirmed that Nelson would be canceling the remainder of his shows scheduled for January. He was slated to perform in Palm Springs, Las Vegas, and Laughlin, Nevada.
An email explaining the cancellations from Ticketmaster says in part that “[u]nfortunately, due to illness, Willie Nelson’s performance concluded early.” Continue reading
A War Of Roses is developing in the race for the Republican nomination as Donald Trump threatened Tuesday to “expose” something juicy about the wife of fellow candidate Ted Cruz.
Trump tweeted Tuesday saying that he would “spill the beans” on Heidi Cruz. The comments came after Cruz released an ad using photos from Melania Trump‘s photoshoot with GQ.
The problem? Those ads didn’t come from Cruz’s campaign. They were released by the anti-Trump super PAC Make America Awesome, run by Republican strategist Liz Mair. According to BuzzFeed News, the ads featuring Melania Trump are being promoted on Instagram, exclusively to Mormon women. Continue reading
Donald Trump has commented on the terrorist attacks that rocked Brussels Tuesday morning, warning that “this is just the beginning.”
Trump was appearing on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends,” when he made the comments.
“I will tell you, I’ve been talking about this a long time, and look at Brussels,” Trump said. “Brussels was a beautiful city, a beautiful place with zero crime. Continue reading
Former GOP presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, has lost nearly 40,000 of his valuable Facebook fans after he tried (and failed) to take Donald Trump to task in a Utah speech.
The former nominee unloaded on the current front runner in an angry and accusatory public speech and now 37,332 of his Facebook fans have un-clicked that famous “Like” button.
Romney’s outlandish smears were not without consequences. Before his anti-Trump speech Romney had 10,731,762 fans. Continue reading
Check out Time photographer Chris Morris grabbing a Secret Service agent by the throat! Morris claims he was “assaulted first” but later declined to press charges.
It all went down after Morris stepped out of the press pen and ventured into a restricted area during a Donald Trump rally in Virginia.
According to The Independent Journal’s congressional reporter Joe Perticone, the man holding the camera in the video below is a journalist. Continue reading
Lamar Odom‘s maternal aunt JaNean Mercer has issued a statement saying the former NBA star has been released from the hospital and moved to a new facility.
Mercer said the new facility is for his “transition to the next stage of his miraculous recovery.” She did not mention the name of the new facility Odon will now reside or when he is expected to be released to go home.
“Lamar continues to make remarkable strides,” said Mercer, “and we are asking that you continue to respect our privacy. Continue reading