Early in the morning on August 27, 2015 in Butte City, California the body of the woman who passed away in a car accident was identified as Lauren Brancel. The woman lived in Key West, Florida and was driving a 2012 Honda when the accident occurred.
On Tuesday, September 1, 2015 a family lost a teenage boy in a serious car accident in Harris County, TX. The family was riding in an SUV when it was struck by a truck that may have run a red light. The teenage boy passed away after the serious car accident. His mother is currently in critical condition. His sister and father were also in the SUV at the time of the accident, but are expected to survive.
On September 1, 2015, a car rear-ended an Alice Independent School District bus around 4pm. 19-year old Brenda Lee Cantu was driving a grey colored Chrysler when she struck the school bus at an intersection. The bus was loaded with young students. The accident occurred in the midst of busy traffic.
On August 28, 2015 the family of Kevin Ward junior filed a lawsuit against NASCAR star Tony Stewart for wrongful death and negligence after the NASCAR driver hit and killed 20-year-old Ward on August 9, 2014 in a car accident. Ward died at age 20. The exact amount Ward's family is seeking is not yet known, but they claim that Steward's actions resulted in a "wrongful death, reckless conduct, gross negligence, and their son's terror and suffering" according to WKTV. Steward suggested that Ward was under the influence of marijuana when he exited his car and walked onto the track.
On August 30, 2015 law enforcement and first responders received a call regarding a fiery car accident in a 2008 Nissan Altima that resulted in four dead on Sunday morning. Those investigating the accident suspect that the driver may have been speeding when the driver crashed into a concrete barrier at a T-intersection in Austin, TX. At one point, the vehicle was airborne before landing in the parking lot. It was then that the vehicle caught fire.
Around midnight on Thursday, August 27, 2015 Julio Garza was involved in a major car accident resulting in what may be wrongful death. He was driving with one passenger when he struck a tree in the median. Sources suggest that he lost control of his car while intoxicated after drinking and driving. He was charged with intoxication manslaughter and has a jail bond of $30,000. He only was only slightly injured, however, his passenger died in the accident.
On the evening of August 28, 2015, two vehicles were involved in a car accident at an intersection. One vehicle, a Mazda 3, was carrying a mother and her two children when it was struck by an Acura sedan. The Mazda was sent barreling into a nearby resident's pool after it crashed through a few small trees and the surrounding fence. The vehicle then flipped upside down before being partially submerged in the pool. Witnesses state that the accident occurred after 3:00pm near the Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and some heard the accident occur from inside their homes.
Thursday afternoon on August 27, 2015 a school bus filled with students from Pensacola High School was struck by a dump truck in Pensacola, Florida. The bus contained 22 students, bus driver Harriet Collins and a driver's assistant. Around 3:30pm, a dump truck driven by a thirty-three year old man named Abraham Larry Jr. missed a red light and crashed into the school bus. The school was struck from behind, and then hit a utility pole before flipping on its side at the edge of the road.
On the morning of August 25, 2015 an unnamed motorcyclist died in a car crash in Houston, TX shutting down nearby highways for hours. Although motorcyclist's identity is not yet known, he was identified as a young black man who was likely in his 20s or 30s. He passed away after he sped and struck two cars. The motorcycle was destroyed in the crash, leaving behind scraps of what was once the motorcycle.
On August 26, 2015 in Houston, TX all of the main lanes on the freeway near Rankin were closed after a major crash involving an 18-wheeler truck. The truck involved drove through the concrete barrier into the HOV lane and spilled approximately 200 gallons of gasoline. Four additional vehicles crashed as a result. The 18-wheeler truck swerved through all of the lanes before crashing, and coming to a stop.