Posts Tagged Transportation

Cause of Oklahoma truck-bus crash still unknown

Students at North Central Texas College left flowers, teddy bears and softballs inscribed with prayers outside an administration building on campus in Gainesville, Texas, on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Four softball players were killed Friday night in a highway crash still under investigation in Oklahoma. (AP Photo/Emily Schmall)

ARDMORE, Okla. (AP) — The softball coach who was driving the team bus smashed by an errant truck did everything he could to save four players who died, a relative said Monday, even as investigators tried to solve the mystery of why the truck suddenly veered into oncoming traffic.

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College softball bus crashes in Oklahoma, 3 dead

A wrecker removes the team bus as Highway Patrol and emergency personnel work the scene of a fatality accident just south of the Turner Falls area.on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in Davis, Okla.  Four members of a Texas college softball team died after a tractor trailer crossed over the center median on Interstate 35 and collided with the team's bus Friday night.  (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Steve Sisney)

A tractor-trailer veered across the median of a major interstate highway in Oklahoma late Friday and crashed into the side of a Texas women’s college softball team bus, killing four players and injuring a dozen other people.

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Family, friends remember Bironas’ life, not death

People watch the funeral of former Titans kicker Rob Bironas on an outdoor overflow seating area on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Bironas died Saturday night, Sept. 20, 2014, after a car accident near his Nashville home, according to police. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — So many family, friends and former teammates mourned Rob Bironas on Thursday that more than 30 people sat in an overflow area outside the funeral home with the service streamed on a video board.

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Punter stunned by 911 calls before Bironas’ crash

In this Nov. 25, 2012, file photo, Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas watches the scoreboard during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. A missing person report filed by his new bride and some disturbing calls to 911 in the final hour of Rob Bironas' life have raised questions about the circumstances around the one-vehicle crash that took the former NFL kicker's life, especially for people who knew Bironas as a happy man eager to help whenever possible. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former teammate is having a difficult time comprehending everything being said about what happened the night of ex-Titans kicker Rob Bironas’ fatal car accident.

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Student: Ex-Titan chased him, friends before crash

This May 30, 2013 file photo shows then Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas. Bironas died Saturday night, Sept. 20, 2014 after a car accident near his Nashville home, according to police. (AP Photo/File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A college student told a 911 dispatcher that a man he later identified as Rob Bironas chased him and his friends, then tried to hit their pickup truck minutes before the former Titans kicker’s fatal crash.

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