Tag Archives: Fatal car crash

Michael Hastings killed in car accident…  

According to BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith, journalist Michael Hastings was killed in a car crash on Tuesday, June 18, in Los Angeles. Hastings was a writer for the news site BuzzFeed and a contributing editor for Rolling Stone. Smith's statement revealed no other details about Hastings' death; however, according to police reports, a victim of a car crash who was burned so badly that he was unrecognizable was found in Hollywood. The car had slammed into a tree, where is was later found by police, and had caught on fire. Investigators stated they needed time to identify the victim, although it is believed to be Hastings. Hastings is most known for his Rolling Stone article about former U.S. Military Chief in Afghanistan Stanley McChrystal that led to his eventual resignation.

Glenwood Canyon I-70 construction zone to be asses…  

The Interstate 70 construction zone on the east end of Glenwood Canyon is set to be the subject of extreme scrutiny of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) officials after yet another fatal motor vehicle accident occurred there on May 22, the second within the past six weeks. CDOT spokeswoman Nancy Shanks said their department reviews every road accident in which a fatality is involved to assess whether highway conditions played a part in the auto accident. In the most recent accident, a Mazda sedan collided head-on with a semi-truck carrying beer west of the reverse Curve tunnel. The female driver of the car was proclaimed dead on the spot, while the three passengers in the car with her were brought to the Vail Valley Medical Center. Along with the Colorado State Patrol, the State Patrol’s Victim Crime Unit is holding investigations regarding the situation.