AL Man Tanner Hamilton ID’d As Victim In Wednesday Night Rogersville Fatal Motorcycle Collision

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, AL. (THECOUNT) — Tanner Dale Hamilton, of Florence, Alabama, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Wednesday night motorcycle crash in Lauderdale County.

Hamilton, 23, was killed in a motorcycle-versus-vehicle crash near Rogersville Wednesday night.

According to reports, Hamilton was operating a Honda CBR 1000, when the bike came into contact with a Toyota Camry on US-72 near CR-113 Wednesday night around 6:30 p.m.

The operator of the Camry was not injured in the collision.

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

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Lauderdale County is a county located in the northwestern corner of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census the population was 92,709. Its county seat is Florence. Its name is in honor of Colonel James Lauderdale, of Tennessee – Wikipedia.

KS Woman Tammy Carter ID’d As Victim In Friday Richland Fatal Head-On Crash

FORD COUNTY, KS. (THECOUNT) — Tammy Sue Carter, of Ensign, Kansas, has been identified as the victim in a fatal head-on vehicle crash in Ford County Friday afternoon.

Carter, 52, was killed in a Friday afternoon head-on crash involving a big-rig near Richland.

According to reports, Carter was operating a Kia Sedona on U.S. 56 & McArtor Road in Richland, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and into opposing lanes around 2:30 Friday. The vehicle then came into contact with a Western Star semi-truck operated by 37-year-old Jefferson Lionel Waker, of Garden City.

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

Walker was not injured in the violent collision.

According to the crash report, Carter was not wearing a seatbelt.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Ford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 33,848. Its county seat and most populous city is Dodge City. The county is named in honor of Colonel James Hobart Ford – Wikipedia.

OH Man Jesse Cutcher ID’d As Victim In Friday Fatal Wood County Crash

WOOD COUNTY, OH. (THECOUNT) — Jesse Cutcher, of Gibsonburg, OH, has been identified as the victim in a two-vehicle crash in Wood County, Ohio Friday morning.

Cutcher, 29, was killed in a Wood County crash Friday morning that also injured another person.

According to reports, Cutcher was operating a Chevy Cavalier on US-20 near near Lemoyne Rd, when a Chevy pickup truck crossed centerlines and collided with the Cavalier around 6:30 a.m. Friday.

The driver of the Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck has been identified as Christopher L. Kugler, 22, of Carrollton.

Cutcher was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma.

Kugler was transported to Bay Park Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, reports WTOL.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Wood County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 125,488. Its county seat is Bowling Green. The county was named for Captain Eleazer D. Wood, the engineer for General William Henry Harrison’s army, who built Fort Meigs in the War of 1812 – Wikipedia.

FL Man Herb Burey ID’d As Victim In Sunday Double-Fatal Big Cypress Motorcycle Crash

COLLIER COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Hubert Burey of Florida, has been identified as the victim in a double-fatal motorcycle crash in the Big Cypress National Preserve in Collier County on Sunday afternoon.

Burey, 42, and another individual, were killed after their motorcycle made contact with a pickup truck in Big Cypress on Sunday.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Burey, 42, was operating a motorcycle with a passenger at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Burns Road when the fatal crash occurred.

Brian Marshall Jones, 43 of Ochopee, was operating a National Park Service law enforcement branded Dodge Ram when he pulled in front of the motorcycle while traveling east on U.S. 41, according to troopers.

Burey and his passenger were transported to area hospitals where they were both pronounced dead of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

His passenger has not yet been identified by authorities because next of kin notification is pending, reports NaplesNews.

The pickup had a trailer attached and was a National Park Service law enforcement vehicle, according to FHP.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Collier County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 321,520. Its county seat is East Naples, where the county offices were moved from Everglades City in 1962 – Wikipedia.

LA Pair Hoang Nguyen & Le Chatelain ID’d As Victims In Friday Morning Double-Fatal Alexandria Single-Vehicle Crash

ALEXANDRIA, LA. (THECOUNT) — Hoang Thai Nguyen and Le Bui Chatelain have been identified as the victims in an early Friday morning single-vehicle crash.

Nguyen, 43, and Chatelain, 40, both from Avoyelles Parish, died in a single-vehicle crash Friday around 1:30 a.m., according to Louisiana State Police.

According to reports, Nguyen was operating a Nissan traveling on Highway 71, south of Alexandria, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway. The vehicle then struck a substantial tree before coming to a rest.

Neither victim was wearing a seatbelt, reports TheTownTalk.

Both Marksville residents were transported to area hospitals where they were pronounced dead, according to the release.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Alexandria is the ninth-largest city in the state of Louisiana and is the parish seat of Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States. It lies on the south bank of the Red River in almost the exact geographic center of the state – Wikipedia.

MS Man Erik Miller Jr ID’d As Victim In Hazelhurst Fatal Christmas Night Crash Involving Mercedes

COPIAH COUNTY, MS. (THECOUNT) — Erik G. Miller Jr., of Crystal Springs, Mississippi, has been identified as the victim in a fatal two-vehicle crash near Hazelhurst Christmas night.

Miller, 30, was killed in a crash on Wednesday night in Copiah County, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

Police say, Miller was operating a Chevrolet Impala on Old Highway 51 near Hazelhurst, when he was sideswiped by a Mercedes who was attempting to pass around 9 p.m.

Preliminary reports indicated that a Mercedes sedan traveling northbound attempted to pass a Chevrolet Impala that was traveling in the same direction when the Mercedes sideswiped the Chevrolet, reports ClarionLedger.

Miller lost control of the Impala and collided with a substantial tree.

He was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma at the scene.

An autopsy has been requested in the investigation.

No further information on the Mercedes driver was provided.

It is unclear if anyone was cited at the scene.


Geo quick facts: Copiah County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 29,449. The county seat is Hazlehurst. With an eastern border formed by the Pearl River, Copiah County is part of the Jackson, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

Writer Jonathan Douglas Dowdle ID’d As Pedestrian Fatally Struck Friday In Mauldin SC

MAULDEN, SC. (THECOUNT) — Jonathan Douglas Dowdle, of Gaffney, has been identified as the pedestrian fatally struck in Maulden, South Carolina on Friday night.

Dowdle, 38, was walking on US-276 near Pinehurst Drive when he was struck by a commercial truck around 9:51 p.m., the coroner’s office said on Saturday.

The Greenville County Coroner’s Office says they, along with the Mauldin Police Department, are investigating Dowdle’s death who was struck, and killed by a car Friday night. 

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

His cause and manner of death are pending, awaiting an examination and further information. 

Dowdle was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, has traveled throughout the United States, and currently resides in South Carolina. Previous works have appeared or are appearing in: Hobo Camp Review, 322 Review, The Opiate, The Right Place At The Write Time, Blue Hour Review, Whimperbang, After The pause, Midnight Lane Boutique, Visitant, Adelaide, Blue Moon, Bitchin’ Kitsch and The Big Windows Review, according to MojaveHeart.


Days and hours stretch
Where the body is no more
Than a keepsake
To store, stories incomplete,
Fractures of frayed threads; and we
Always slipping between
The fractures, the broken places,
Leaving silence
To end all the things
We invariably leave

Family members started a GoFundMe


Geo quick facts: Mauldin is a city in Greenville County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 15,224 at the 2000 census, 22,889 in 2010, and an estimated 25,135 in 2015. It is a principal city of the Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

NC Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy School Bus Crash Girls Volleyball Team On Board

MCDOWELL COUNTY, NC. (THECOUNT) — Rutherford County, NC, Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy girls volleyball team bus was involved in a serious crash Monday night, according to Tuesday reports.

The school bus crashed and traveled 30 feet down an embankment on Coxes Creek Mountain in McDowell County, according to the McDowell County Emergency Management.

The crash occurred just before 9 p.m. Monday on N.C. 226 near the intersection of U.S. 221, according to North Carolina Highway Patrol.

14 people were aboard the bus at the time of the violent crash, officials said.

The bus was carrying the high school girls’ volleyball team, Principal Dianna Bridges confirms in a statement. They were returning from a match at Mitchell High School.

Several players, two coaches and the bus driver were hurt, Bridges said.

All 14 were rescued from the bus and taken to three area hospitals.

None of the victims’ injuries appear to be life-threatening, officials said.

According to the school’s website Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy is a public charter school, offering a college-preparatory education to students in grades K–12.

Students from Rutherford, Cleveland, Polk, and McDowell counties currently attend, reports WYFF4.


Geo quick facts: Marion is a city in McDowell County, North Carolina, United States. It is the county seat of McDowell County. Founded in 1844, the city was named in honor of Brigadier General Francis Marion, the American Revolutionary War Hero whose talent in guerrilla warfare earned him the name “Swamp Fox” – Wikipedia.

NE Woman Debra Milota ID’d As Victim In Sturgis Rally Motorcycle-Vs-Motorcycle Head-On Crash

LAWRENCE COUNTY, SD. (THECOUNT) — Debra Milota, of Springfield, Nebraska, has been identified as the victim in a motorcycle-versus-motorcycle head-on collision while participating in the Sturgis motorcycle rally on Tuesday, according to officials.

Milota, 59, died from her injuries in an area hospital on Friday, South Dakota officials said Saturday.

Milota was operating a Harley Davidson motorcycle on U.S. 14A west of Lead Tuesday afternoon when she failed to negotiate a curve and crossed the centerlines. The motorcycle then traveled into the path of another motorcycle carrying two individuals.

The two bikes collided and all of the riders were thrown during the violent collision.

Milota was transported to an area hospital where she passed away from her injuries on Friday.

The other two riders suffered minor injuries.

The incident report noted all riders were helmited at the time of the collision.

Feel free to leave your thoughts and memories on the beloved women’s passing in the comment section below.

Geo quick facts: Lead is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 3,124 at the 2010 census. Lead is located in western South Dakota, in the Black Hills near the Wyoming state line. Lead’s proximity to Deadwood, South Dakota, often leads to the two cities being collectively named “Lead-Deadwood” – Wikipedia.

$30,000 Up For Grabs After Dropped On US-31 Grand Haven MI ‘Cardboard Box Left On Bumper’

GRAND HAVEN, MI. (THECOUNT) — VIA Fox17Online: Traffic backed up on US-31 Thursday night when motorists started finding cash strewn across the roadway.

Grand Haven Public Safety Officers were called to US-31 south of Coho Drive just before 9:00 p.m. where people were stopping on the road to pick up the money. Officers temporarily closed the road while they and the motorists collected the cash.

Jeff Hawke, the Director of Public Safety, says that the owner of the money returned to the scene and says that he had accidentally left a cardboard box on the bumper of his truck containing $30,000. The owner told police that the box fell off his bumper while driving north on Beach Boulevard, sending the cash across the road, just south of the drawbridge.

Officers and witnesses picked up $2,470. Anyone that also picked up cash is asked to turn it in to the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety.

Hawke says that all the cash that was dropped on the road has been recovered and that no one should stop and walk around the area looking for more.

Geo quick facts: Grand Haven is a Michigan city on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, known for its sandy beaches. A shop- and restaurant-lined boardwalk runs along the harbor to Grand Haven State Park beach and the south pier, home to the 1839 Grand Haven Lighthouse. The seasonal Grand Haven Musical Fountain features synchronized light and water shows. A trail with lake views winds through wooded dunes at Rosy Mound Natural Area – wikipedia.