Troopers identify five killed in fiery wreck on I-95

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.

Troy Couple’s Car [Mercury Grand Marquis] Known for Catching Fire when Hit

The Record,

Troy NY

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.

Latest Crown Victoria Fire Claims Family of NASCAR Crew Chief

Wreck claims 3 members of family


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.

Trooper Killed when Trapped in Burning Car after Crash


The Kansas City Star

Missouri State Trooper Killed in Accident on I-70


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.

Trooper Dies in Fiery Crash

By Tammy Jones and Lynde Hedgpeth, staff writers
Asheville Citizen-Times
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 Highway  Patrol.

Mo. Highway Patrol Trooper Dies In Fiery I-70 Accident

Trooper Apparently Was Making Car Stop
May 22, 2003

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.

Dead Trooper’s Family Sues Ford for $250 Million

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.

New York State Trooper Killed by Fire

(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.