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Five U.S. troops die in Afghan chopper crash

Five U.S. troops fighting Islamist insurgents in southern Afghanistan were killed in a helicopter crash in bad weather, the coalition and provincial authorities said on Tuesday. Police in the province of Kandahar said the Black Hawk helicopter came down late on Monday during a heavy rainstorm in Daman district. The Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) does not release the nationality of casualties, but a Western military official who declined to be named confirmed that the victims were all U.S. forces personnel. “The cause of the crash is under investigation. However, initial reporting indicates there was no enemy activity in the area at the time,” ISAF said in a statement. A spokesman said that all on board the helicopter had died in the crash. A Taliban representative in Kandahar said the militants had brought down the aircraft, although the group often makes false claims of responsibility for incidents in which Nato troops die. Helicopter crashes are fairly frequ

5 teens die in crash with tanker: Crash Fuel Tanker

Charred remains of a fatal wreck, March 11, 2013, between a tanker loaded with fuel and a car with five teens near Dumas, Texas. The deaths of five teenagers in a fiery wreck after their vehicle ran a stop sign and collided with a tanker loaded with fuel affected families throughout the Texas Panhandle, a local official said Tuesday. "It's had a big effect on the whole area, and I think it always seems more tragic when you have a loss of life when people are so young," said Dr. David Bonner, the mayor pro tem of Dumas. Two of the teens were sisters from Dumas, a town of about 15,000. The others were from a nearby small town. Authorities say the teens died at the scene. The truck driver, Ezequiel Garcia, was in critical condition Tuesday with burns over 90 percent of his body. The collision occurred Sunday near Dumas, about 45 miles north of Amarillo. Preliminary reports indicate that alcohol was not a factor, authorities said. Authorities say Jacob Paul Stipe, 16, of

6 teens killed in crash: Ohio SUV Crash Identified

Carol Trimble of Warren, a family member of the victims, views the pond along Pine Avenue S.E. in Warren, Ohio where police say six teens were killed in the crash, Sunday, March 10, 2013 WARREN, Ohio — A sport utility vehicle carrying eight teenagers crashed into a guardrail Sunday morning and flipped over into a swampy pond in northeast Ohio, killing six of them while two escaped, the state highway patrol said. The Honda Passport veered off the left side of a road, hit a guardrail and overturned just south of the city of Warren, about 60 miles east of Cleveland, Lt. Anne Ralston said. Investigators say it came to rest upside down in the swamp and sank with five of the victims trapped inside. A sixth who was thrown from the SUV during the crash was found under it when the vehicle was taken out of the water. The two survivors escaped and ran to a nearby home to call 911, the highway patrol said. Ralston didn’t know where the teens were headed when the crash happened at about

Despite Crash Daytona NASCAR 500 Race Is still On

Nascar Crash Visuals Fans feeling unsafe as soon as the horrific crash at Daytona International Speedway can change seats for NASCAR's biggest race. Track President Joie Chitwood said Sunday workers successfully repaired an area of fence -- 54 feet wide and 22 feet high -- that's shredded Saturday when Kyle Larson's car went airborne on the final lap of a second-tier race and crashed from the barrier that separates cars from fans. Large bits of debris, such as a tire, sprayed into the upper and lower section of the stands. The crash injured over 30 people, raising more questions about fan safety at race tracks. Halifax Health spokesman Byron Cogdell said seven people with crash-related injuries remained hospitalized Sunday in Daytona Beach in stable condition. The six people exposed to an alternative Halifax hospital in Port Orange with crash-related injuries had all been discharged by Sunday morning, Cogdell said. A spokeswoman at Florida Memorial Clinic may not rele