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69 Car Pileup Near Williamsburg Virginia Leads To More Than 50 Injuries

A massive 69 car pileup in a Virginia interstate on Sunday led to 51 people being hospitalized, state authorities reported. The incident occurred on Interstate 64 in York County near Williamsburg.

Virginia State Police said ice and fog may have played a role in the chain-reaction crashes that began around 7:51 a.m. “Fog and ice were causative factors, but the cause of the actual accident, we do not know at this time,” said Virginia State Police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya to NPR.

The police also reported that although the crash took place on the westbound lanes, drivers distracted by the crashes on the eastbound lanes also got into accidents. This resulted in a shut down of the westbound lane for 7 hours and the eastbound side for 3 hours.

Peter Glagola, spokesman for Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, told USA today doctors there were treating 24 patients but that none had life-threatening injuries.

“One patient has serious injuries, five are being treated for moderate injuries, and 18 for minor injuries,” Glagola said. “More details to come.”

However, the Virginia Gazette reported that Steve Kopczyinski, the chief of York County Fire and Life Safety, said that out of 51 people taken to the hospital, seven injuries were considered serious and two were life-threatening.

Meanwhile, NPR reported that Shaun Stewart, the owner of the Williamsburg Flight Center, flew a plane over the wreckage Sunday morning and said he was shocked by what he saw.

“It was a bit shocking to see how they were all so tightly packed together,” Stewart said. “I have to imagine it was because of the heavy fog that was wafting all around this morning.”

Source: Major 69 Car Virginia Interstate Pileup Leads to More Than 50 Injuries

East Texas woman gets 35 years for role in 2015 drowning of 3-year-old nephew

An East Texas woman has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for her role in the 2015 drowning of her 3-year-old nephew.

Billie Jean Cuttler pled guilty to the charge of conspiracy to commit murder in August. Her boyfriend, Bobby Woods Junior, was sentenced to life without parole for the crime.

Investigators say Junior pushed the child into a pond near Lufkin after finding out his girlfriend was pregnant.

He told investigators he wanted the toddler dead because they needed space at their house. An attorney later found she was never pregnant.

Source: East Texas woman gets 35 years for role in 2015 drowning of 3-year-old nephew | KETK | FOX51 | EastTexasMatters.com

Officer Hit By Vehicle Assisting Stranded Motorist In Cumby

A Cumby Police Officer was involved in an accident yesterday evening. Officer Nichols Geer was assisting a stranded motorist on the North Service Road at approximately the 115 mile marker. Another vehicle had stopped to assist as well and they were using that vehicle to jump the stranded vehicle off. For unknown reasons, a motorist traveling east bound struck the vehicle that was stranded and struck Officer Geer while he was standing at the vehicle. These vehicles were as far over as you could get and were partially in the grass median. Officer Geer was thrown over the stranded vehicle and landed in the median between the North Service Road and the Interstate. Before Officer Geer was struck, he was able to push one of the females out of the way of the oncoming vehicle. The other female was injured as a result of the oncoming vehicle striking the stranded vehicle. It is believed that the female was possibly pinned between the vehicle that was stranded and the vehicle being used to jump the stranded vehicle off. As a result, it is believed her leg was broken. She was taken to the Emergency room in Greenville by ambulance.

Officer Geer was taken to Mother Francis in Sulphur Springs by ambulance. Doctors have checked Officer Geer from head to toe and he has no broken bones, no torn muscles, and no head injuries! He was released this evening and is headed home with bumps and bruises!

This was GOD all the way folks and we are thankful that Officer Geer is going to be good to go in a few days! Thank you all for your concerns, prayers and phone calls!

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#Breaking Gunman opens fire on police in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey — A Jersey City police officer was injured when at least one gunman opened fire in a cemetery and then fled into a bodega, where he continued firing at officers and possibly others Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities say the initial shooting happened at Bay View Cemetery, with the officer wounded in the shoulder.

At least one suspect then fled to the bodega on Martin Luther King Drive, where that person was firing at responding officers.

Police retreated and took up defensive positions.

The wounded officer was taken to Jersey City Medical Center with a gunshot wound.

The situation is active and ongoing, and Martin Luther King Drive is closed in both directions.

Police were searching the cemetery for evidence and have recovered the officer’s vehicle and radio there.

Several schools in the area were placed on lockdown.

We will update as we learn more information on this developing story.