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The eastbound lanes of Highway 30 in Vaudreuil-Dorion, west of Montreal, were closed for several hours.

WENDELL, N.C. – Officials say a woman and her daughter are in critical condition after a crash near Wendell Friday afternoon between a tractor-trailer and an SUV.

The wreck was reported around 2:30 p.m. at 898 Eagle Rock Road east of Wendell, officials said.

The crash happened when a 78-year-old woman driving an SUV pulled out from a stop sign in front of the big rig, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

The woman driving the SUV and her grown daughter were taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

The 18-wheeler truck driver suffered minor injuries in the wreck, which happened about midway between Wendell and Knightdale.

Two wreckers were sent to the scene.

Both vehicles went off the road after the wreck, with the tractor-trailer hitting several trees.

Charges refiled in deadly Interstate 70 crash

Georgia man accused of manslaughter.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Charges have been refiled against Georgia man accused of manslaughter in a fatal 2015 crash on Interstate 70.

Anthony West of Jonesboro, Georgia, is accused of ignoring warnings on westbound I-70 in Boone County on July 1, 2015, when he crashed his tractor-trailer into stalled traffic, killing 79-year-old Margaret Haile of Auxvasse. A single charge of second-degree involuntary manslaughter was filed against West on Thursday.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol had put up signs warning about a crash farther west on the interstate, which snarled traffic that afternoon. The patrol claims West didn’t slow down when he passed those signs, eventually hitting Haile’s car and coming to a stop when he hit the back of another semi. The patrol in a probable cause statement said Haile was driving at 68 mph and only hit his brakes one second before impact.

West’s trial was delayed a day before it was set to take place in June 2017 after a judge excluded several pieces of evidence that prosecutors wanted to use against him. West had initially pleaded guilty, but his plea was thrown out after a judge said he made statements that conflicted with the official record of the event.

An initial arraignment in West’s new case is set for Dec. 27.


Roadways prove treacherous in the Sicamous area

A semi crashed into the ditch west of Sicamous on Dec. 15 after the driver fell asleep at the wheel.

Five collisions in five days cause trouble for traveler on the TCH and 97A.

The Sicamous RCMP were kept busy as there were five serious motor-vehicle accidents in five days between Dec. 10 and 15.

At 6:30 a.m. on Dec. 10, the RCMP were on the scene of a rollover on the Trans-Canada Highway near the Silver Sands Road intersection. The driver of an eastbound pickup truck lost control of the vehicle due to the slippery conditions and crashed into the ditch before rolling. The driver, a 63-year-old man from Enderby was not injured and no charges were laid in relation to the incident.

Only two hours after the rollover at Silver Sands Road, the RCMP rushed to the scene of another single-vehicle collision. A westbound mini-van suffered extensive damage after crossing the centre line and crashing into a concrete barrier next to the eastbound lane near Bernie Road. The driver, a 49-year-old Sicamous resident complained of back and neck pain. Officers noted the van was equipped with adequate snow tires and the driver was not charged in relation to the incident.

On Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 3:30 p.m. the RCMP were called to a crash near the intersection of Riverside Road and Highway 97A. A semi truck was found in the ditch alongside the northbound lane of the highway, with the trailer it was towing blocking the highway. The driver told police his trailer locked up suddenly causing him to jack-knife into the ditch. The highway was closed for a short period of time until the truck and trailer could be towed from the scene. Officers noted that road conditions were good at the time of the incident.

Early in the morning on Dec. 15 an eastbound semi truck crashed into the ditch near the rest stop west of Sicamous on the Trans-Canada Highway. The single-vehicle accident occurred at approximately 3:30 a.m. Police found no evidence that the driver had applied his brakes before he crossed over onto the soft shoulder. The driver admitted he had fallen asleep at the wheel and was issued a ticket for driving without consideration. The trailer full of groceries was unloaded by a local towing company before the wreck was removed.

Another single-vehicle accident on the same stretch of highway on Dec. 12 also involved a semi truck, which reduced the highway to single-lane alternating traffic.

I-10 reopens in western Arizona following deadly semi crash

QUARTZSITE, Ariz.  –  Update: Interstate 10 in western Arizona has reopened following a fatal crash involving two semi-trucks.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, eastbound I-10 has reopened at milepost 29 near Quartzsite following the deadly crash. 

CLOSED: I-10 EB is closed at milepost 29 for a crash. Take SR 95 northbound at Quartzsite to SR 72 eastbound. Continue on 72 through Bouse to US 60 westbound. Traffic can re-enter I-10 at milepost 31, which is past the crash. #aztraffic

Trooper Kameron Lee with the Arizona Department of Public Safety says one semi caught on fire as a result of the crash

One person dead after semi-crash on I-90

One person has died following a collision involving two semi-trucks on I-90 near Sprague, Washington.The Washington State Patrol says the crash happened in the westbound lanes of I-90 about 5 miles east of Sprague in Lincoln County.

The road was partially blocked and Life Flight transported one person the hospital with serious injuries. Two other people were transported to a hospital by ambulance.

Trooper Hopper with the Washington State Patrol says both trucks had two occupants.

The name of the person killed has yet been released.

One lane is open, but Troopers expect to be on scene for a while so expect delays if you’re traveling in through the area.