SHELBY COUNTY, TX — One person is dead following a two-vehicle crash early Saturday morning near Teneha. The crash happened on US 59 at 1:40 a.m. south of Teneha. According to TPS, a semi-truck driven by 57-year-old David Forehand was traveling south on US 59 and swerved left to avoid a tree. Foreman’s truck collided head-on with a northbound semi-truck driven by 68-year-old Joseph Cargal. Cargal was pronounced dead at the scene.
Employees say taco truck co-worker killed by driver was being chased by robbers
MILWAUKEE, WI — Friends and family are mourning the tragic death of a taco truck employee fatally struck by a car after he got off work on Tuesday, Sept. 4. His co-workers say he was being chased by several suspects trying to rob him. Family has identified the victim as 35-year-old Mateo Cardenas. Co-workers of the victim say they are being extra cautious especially after last week’s string of taco truck robberies. Milwaukee police say just after 9 p.m., the victim came out between two parked cars and was struck. Cardenas died at the scene. His co-workers, however, believe he was being chased by people trying to rob him. They say he ran across the street to avoid them before being struck by an oncoming car.
Ashton construction worker, 27, dies after trench collapses
ASHTON, ID – A worker laying a pipe died Tuesday evening after the trench he was working in collapsed, burying him alive. A backhoe operator told OSHA investigators workers were digging a trench for Atchley Farms and 27-year-old Romero Martinez was in the trench attempting to put pipe connections together when it collapsed. The operator told police he moved the backhoe forward to dig the trench and was 15 feet away when he saw a 10-foot line of the trench had collapsed.
Gunman in Cincinnati bank shooting that killed 3 identified as 29-year-old Ohio man
Cincinnati, OH — Authorities have identified the gunman who allegedly killed three people and wounded two others at a bank in downtown Cincinnati as a 29-year-old man from Ohio. One victim was identified as 64-year-old Richard Newcomer, a superintendent with the Gilbane Building Company, a construction company based in Cincinnati. “He was a great employee,” Wes Cotter, the director of communications for the Gilbane Building Company told ABC News. “We are absolutely grief stricken.” Newcomer was doing work on the third floor of the building and “just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time,” Cotter said.
66-year-old truck driver killed by falling pipe while unloading shipment
Bessemer, AL – A 66-year-old northern Jefferson County man was killed in an industrial accident in Bessemer. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Rickey Pilkington. He lived in Morris. Pilkington, authorities said, was a truck driver. On Wednesday morning, he picked up a load of pipe from U.S. Pipe in Bessemer and delivered it to Vulcan Painters on Woodward Road, also in Bessemer. As Pilkington prepared to unload the shipment, the top row came crashing down on him. He was struck by the falling load, and pronounced dead on the scene at 8:57 a.m.