IN Man Levi Dotson ID’d As Victim In Friday Putnam County Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash

PUTNAM COUNTY, IN. (THECOUNT) — Levi Dotson, of Terre Haute, Indiana, has been identified as the victim in a Friday morning fatal single-vehicle crash in Putnam County.

Dotson, 34, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Greencastle on Friday morning.

According to reports, Dotson was operating a vehicle on Manhattan Road in Putnam County, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway Friday morning. The vehicle then made contact with a utility pole and burst into flames.

Dotson, who became entrapped in the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene of thermal and blunt force trauma injuries.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Dotson:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Putnam County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 37,963. The county seat is Greencastle. The name is in honor of Israel Putnam, who was a hero in the French and Indian War and a general in the American Revolutionary War – Wikipedia.

MO Man David Piveral ID’d As Victim In Friday Night Pickering Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash

NODAWAY COUNTY, MO. (THECOUNT) — David Piveral of Hopkins, Missouri, has been identified as the victim in a fatal vehicle crash in Nodaway County on Friday evening.

Piveral, 33, was killed in a single-vehicle crash Friday evening near Pickering.

According to reports, Piveral was operating a Pontiac G6 on State Route NN near Pickering, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 6 p.m. Friday. The vehicle then entered a culvert and rolled over multiple times.

Piveral, who was ejected during the crash, was pronounced dead at an area hospital of blunt force trauma injuries.

He was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the crash report.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember the beloved man:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Nodaway County is a county located in the northwest part of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,370. Its county seat is Maryville. The county was organized February 14, 1845, and is named for the Nodaway River – Wikipedia.

LA Man Tarvis Coates ID’d As Pedestrian Fatally Struck New In Iberia Thursday Night

IBERIA PARISH, LA. (THECOUNT) — Tarvis Coates, of Lafayette, Louisiana, has been identified as the pedestrian fatally struck Thursday night in Iberia Parish.

Coates, 27, was killed after being struck by a vehicle in New Iberia Thursday night.

According to officials, Coates was on-foot in the area of LA-14 and Leleux Road in New Iberia around around 8:50 pm Thursday, when he was struck by a passing vehicle. The vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with arriving police.

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

Troopers say impairment is not suspected.

Toxicology samples were collected from both the victim and the driver.

The driver of the vehicle was uninjured in the crash.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Coates:

The investigation into the cause of the deadly collision remains open.

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Geo quick facts: New Iberia is the largest city in and the parish seat of Iberia Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is located 21 miles southeast of Lafayette. In 1900, 6,815 people lived in New Iberia; in 1910, 7,499; and in 1940, 13,747 – Wikipedia.

Suspect In Tuesday Southaven MS Walmart Shooting ID’d As Martez Abram

SOUTHAVEN, MS. (THECOUNT) — Suspect in Mississippi Walmart shooting charged with two counts of murder, identified as Martez Abram.

Brandon Gales, 38, who according to his father, worked at the Southaven Walmart, was identified as one of two victims killed in a Tuesday shooting. The second victim has been identified as Anthony Brown, 40. He’s from Caledonia, Mississippi.

Family members say Brown had two boys and was the store manager of Walmart.

Gales, 38, worked at the Walmart for around 16-years and was promoted to becoming a department manager, reports Fox13Memphis.

The suspect was also injured during the shooting when a Southaven police officer struck him twice. He is currently at Regional One hospital.

A massive police presence was seen converging at the Southaven Walmart on Southcrest Parkway Tuesday morning.

Southaven police are investigating a reported shooting at a Southaven Walmart, reports Fox13Memphis.

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Geo quick facts: Southaven is a city in DeSoto County, Mississippi, United States. It is a principal city in Greater Memphis. The 2010 census reported a population of 48,982, making Southaven the third-largest city in Mississippi and the second most populous suburb of Memphis – Wikipedia.

AL Man Clint Green ID’d As Jackson Driver Killed By Falling Tree Sunday

CLARKE COUNTY, AL. (THECOUNT) — Clinton Anthony Green has been identified as the Jackson driver killed Sunday after a tree fell on his pickup truck.

Green, 36, was heading south on U.S. 43 when the tree fell across the cab of his Chevrolet Silverado near the 83 mile marker, according to officials.

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

Troopers are still investigating the incident, reports Fox10TV.

Geo quick facts: Jackson is a city in Clarke County, Alabama, United States. The population was 5,228 at the 2010 census. It was one of three wet settlements in an otherwise-dry county – Wikipedia.

TN Man Dwayne Sims ID’d As Pedestrian Struck In Tuesday Night Fatal Antioch Vehicle Collision

NASHVILLE, TN. (THECOUNT) — Dwayne Sims, of Antioch, has been identified as the pedestrian fatally struck by a vehicle in Tennessee on Tuesday night.

Sims, 28, was on-foot in the area of Hamilton Church Road in Antioch, Tennessee after 9:00 p.m., when he was hit by a vehicle driven by 20-year-old Carlos Valle Romero.

According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, Sims was walking along the westbound lane when he was hit by Romero’s 2014 Nissan Altima, reported WSMV on Wednesday.

The driver, who remained on the scene and cooperated with arriving officials, indicated he did not see Sims in time to avoid hitting him.

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

According to officials, this section of Hamilton Church Road does not have street lights, a shoulder or sidewalks.

Investigators said they do not anticipate filing charges against Romero.

Anyone with possible information on the fatal incident may contact police at 911.

Geo quick facts: Antioch is a neighborhood in southeastern Davidson County, Tennessee governed by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. The area is assigned to postal Zip Code 37013 – Wikipedia.

‘Homeless’ Man Found Dead At MO WalMart Was Engaged Recently Ejected By ‘Fiancé’

Local Montana news outlets reported that a man found dead while apparently living out of a van parked at the Kalispell Walmart, was ‘homeless,’ but now a woman has come forward saying the man wasn’t homeless at all, and she should know because she kicked him out of a home they shared in November.

TheCount.com has learned, David Martinez, not only had a home, he was also engaged. Kadie Wilson, Martinez’s fiancé, sat down for an interview and lamented about how she ejected Martinez, 61, from their residence after a fight over a medical condition just months ago.

Wilson said Martinez was not homeless and actually had been living in the home until they got into an argument in about mid-November about his condition as a diabetic, Continue reading

Sin City Finally Gets IKEA! Takes Title, Las Vegas Largest Store

IKEA, the furniture superstore, has finally made its way to Las Vegas and will open its doors on May 18, 2016.

Customers are expected to line up for the grand opening on May 16 for special deals and promotions.

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The 351,000-square-foot store will be IKEA’s first Nevada store, and 42nd U.S. store. “We are thrilled by the excellent construction progress made to date, and believe we can complete the remaining milestones and interior build-up by mid-May Continue reading

FL Woman Arrested For Drunk Driving Walmart Electric Cart

Loss prevention officers called Florida police to report a woman riding a Walmart electric shopping cart with a half-empty bottle of wine on board.

Josseleen Lopez, 25, was arrested for riding an electric shopping cart through the store in Lecanto, FL., while opening bottles of alcohol and eating an entire rotisserie chicken.

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Store security said Lopez opened a sushi package and ate a piece before putting it back on the shelf. Continue reading

AZ GOV: We Got Him! I-10 Freeway Shooting Suspect In Custody

AZ Gov. Doug Ducey announced they have arrested a suspect in the random I-10 freeway shootings.

Ducey says the arrest came just before 7 p.m. on Friday. “We got him! DPS SWAT team is in custody of the individual suspected of I-10 shootings. Apprehended moments ago.” the Governor said in a tweet.

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The governor’s office says the suspect is 21-year-old Leslie Allen Merritt. He was arrested at a Wal-Mart at 5600 W. Northern. Authorities say they found the gun on the suspect and it matches the case. Continue reading