The Grand Prairie Police Department held a press conference on Thursday to discuss their attempts in combating cargo theft and property crime in the area. This event also covered the need for cargo theft legislation with stiff penalties.
Investigators say a truck driver drove straight through an interstate median on Friday night before his vehicle hit a bus. Four members of a college women's softball team from Texas were killed. (Sept. 29)
CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. A minivan was covered in trash when a garbage truck flipped over while turning onto a road in Cherokee County Thursday morning.
The crash happened at Union Hill Road and Cumming Highway around 10:30 a.m.
The Cherokee County Fire Department says both drivers were taken to Northside Cherokee Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
A Cherokee County hazmat crewwas called to the crash scene to clean up the trash and fuel spill. As of 5 p.m. Thursday, the truck had been flipped upright and crews were entering the final stages of cleanup at the scene.
Deanna Cannon was trapped inside when the garbage buried her Honda minivan.
“Shes very lucky. Im glad shes doing OK,” said Tim Cavender with the Cherokee County Fire Department.
Channel 2s Berndt Petersen spoke with Cannon by phone Thursday. Cannon said she was waiting at the light when the truck turned the corner and flipped on its side.
The trash inside the truck went everywhere, covering Cannons van.
"That stuff right there is almost like dirt. It's heavy. It is heavy stuff,” said Troy Daniel, who owns a wrecker that was on the scene.
Paramedics got Deanna out through the passenger side door. About two-thirds of her minivan was crushed.
Surveillance video of a chaotic carjacking at the J.W. Marriott Marquis Hotel in downtown Miami shows a man identified as Alberto Ruiz take control of a vehicle before lurching backward and forward several times, hitting cars and people in his path.
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