Published on Wednesday, November 13, 2002
in the Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel
PEMBROKE PARK – Troopers Wednesday morning identified the taxi driver and four Midwest tourists who were killed when their cab collided with a gasoline tanker truck and an 18-wheeler flatbed on Interstate 95 a day earlier.
The cab driver was identified as Jean Carlos Gernier, 36, of Miami. The passengers killed in his cab were Bryant Pendleton, 42; wife Angela Pendelton, 41; John Madison, 49; and wife Francis Madison, 48, all of St. Louis, Mo.
by James V. Franco
September 21, 2004
TROY – Officials identified the two people killed Sunday after being struck from behind on the Berkshire Spur of the state Thruway as Constantino L. LaPietra, 76, and Michelina LaPietra, 64.
Wreck claims 3 members of family9-12-03 By AMY WOLFFORD, Staff Writer
News & Record
GREENSBORO — The limousine was a surprise.
Tara Howell Parker — wife of NASCAR driver Dale Jarrett’s crew chief — sometimes shared the perks of the flashy race world with her younger sisters. So on Wednesday, she rented the stretch limo to escort the sisters to and from the Fleetwood Mac concert the three had been anticipating at the Greensboro Coliseum, family said.
By LINDA MAN and ERIK PETERSEN
The Kansas City Star
A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper died Thursday when a pickup slammed into his patrol car in a traffic stop on Interstate 70, causing the car to burst into flames.
The trooper, trapped inside, burned to death. In the passenger seat next to him was the driver of the car that he had stopped, and that motorist was critically burned. The driver of the pickup that hit them also was injured.
Trooper Micheal Newton, 25, of Higginsville, Mo., died at the scene.
By Tammy Jones and Lynde Hedgpeth, staff writers
May 31, 2003
WAYNESVILLE – Sheriff Bobby Medford would have loved to have had Anthony Cogdill back in the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department.
The sheriff saw Cogdill a few months ago, and told him the invitation was open. But Cogdill told him he was building a house in Haywood County, and he loved his job with the State HighwayÂ Patrol.
Trooper Apparently Was Making Car Stop
May 22, 2003
KANSAS CITY, Mo. —
KMBC reported that the accident happened near Odessa around 6:30 a.m.
KMBC reported that Trooper Micheal Newton, 25, had stopped a car when his cruiser was apparently hit by another vehicle and it ignited.
By JIM FITZGERALD
Associated Press Writer
February 14, 2003, 1:41 PM EST
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The family of a state trooper who was killed when his Crown Victoria cruiser was hit from behind sued the Ford Motor Co. Friday for more than $250 million, alleging negligence in the manufacture of the nation’s most popular police car.
By TERRY CORCORAN
THE JOURNAL NEWS
(Original publication: December 21, 2002)
The driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee that slammed into a police cruiser Thursday in Yonkers, killing a state trooper, was driving with a suspended license, state police said yesterday.