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Texas bank robbery suspect killed in crash after police chase where speeds topped 130 mph

A bank robbery suspect in Texas was killed after trying to escape police on Thursday when he lost control and crashed during a chase that saw speeds topping 130 mph, officials said.

The Lufkin Police Department said in a news release posted to Facebook that investigators were looking for two men who robbed a bank in Wharton around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.

The men — identified as LeEdward Hopkins, 43, and Tony Mitchell 42, both of Houston — then sped off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Around 7 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety learned that Hopkins may have been in the Lufkin area, traveling north on Loop 287 in a black Dodge Challenger. A Lufkin police officer then spotted the vehicle and tried to conduct a traffic stop, but officials said Hopkins refused to pull over.

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The mangled remains of the vehicle after the crash on Thursday. (Lufkin Police and Fire)

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Hopkins then continued on U.S. 59 toward the city of Nacogdoches as multiple agencies joined the pursuit. Officers made an attempt to shoot out Hopkins’ back tire but were unsuccessful.

“Hopkins broke away from law enforcement as he neared Nacogdoches city limits, reaching speeds of more than 130 mph,” police said. “He lost control of the vehicle after one of his tires was spiked near Woodland Hills Golf Course.”

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Top speeds during the pursuit exceeded 130 mph before the crash, according to police. (Lufkin Police and Fire)

Dashcam video released by the department showed the vehicle veering off the road, striking a power pole and going airborne before crashing into some nearby trees.

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“The car’s engine block caught fire, but it had been thrown from the vehicle,” police said.

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Police said that bank robbery suspect LeEdward Hopkins, 43, of Houston, was killed in the crash. (Lufkin Police and Fire)

Hopkins was believed to have died on impact and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police recovered an undisclosed amount of cash from the vehicle, along with a loaded pistol and additional magazines.

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No one else was injured in the pursuit, police said. The crash and subsequent investigation kept part of the roadway closed for several hours.

Mitchell was not with Hopkins at the time of the crash and remained at large, according to police.

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Hit-and-run crash involving boats in California leaves 1 dead, 5 hurt, officials say

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One person was killed and five others were injured after a hit-and-run boating collision in Northern California, according to officials.

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter the incident happened Saturday night near ski beach in the San Joaquin Delta, located just west of Stockton.

A total of six people were on a boat that was struck by another vessel, according to officials. One person was declared dead at the scene and the five others were transported to an area hospital to receive treatment.

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The suspect believed to be behind the crash fled the scene before authorities arrived, according to police.

The sheriff’s office told KCRA-TV the lone fatality was a “young female.”

“No further information at this time as this is an open investigation,” the sheriff’s office said.

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Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 209-468-4400.

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Girlfriend of Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Smith is killed in car crash

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The girlfriend of Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Smith was killed in a car accident on Interstate 90 in Ohio early Wednesday, the team said in a statement.

Smith and his girlfriend, Petara Cordero, who recently celebrated the birth of a daughter, were in his Lamborghini around 2 a.m. Wednesday when the vehicle had a tire malfunction and spun out, ultimately hitting the median. Smith and Cordero, 26, were able to get out of the car without significant injuries. Cordero, who was standing on the shoulder of the highway, was then struck by another car that crashed into her and the passenger side of Smith’s car, according to Fox 8 in Cleveland.

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Cordero was rushed to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to the news outlet. Smith was not injured.

The driver of the second car was also taken to the hospital, the television station reported, adding that she was treated and released.

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The other driver admitted to drinking, according to a Cleveland police report provided by the Browns. The crash remains under investigation.

Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam offered their condolences to Smith, who signed a three-year contract with the team in March 2018.

“Words cannot describe the sorrow we feel for Chris following the loss of his girlfriend, Petara,” the owners said in a statement. “Our entire organization mourns with Chris, his family and the Cordero family. We will do everything possible to offer them our support, comfort and any resources in this most difficult time.”

Cleveland’s players were informed about the tragedy during a meeting, and coach Freddie Kitchens visited Smith at his home.

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The Browns will have grief counselors on hand throughout the week to provide emotional support to all the players and staff, according to the team, which added that Smith will “have the opportunity to grieve as he sees … fit, including being excused from or participating in any team activities, if desired.”

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Authorities identify 5 more victims of fatal California dive boat fire

Authorities in California on Tuesday identified five additional victims of last week’s fatal dive boat fire.

The five victims, all from California, were ID’d as: Adrian Dahood-Fritz, 40, of Sacramento; Lisa Fiedler, 52, of Mill Valley; Kristina “Kristy” Finstad, 41, of Santa Cruz; Fernisa Sison, 57, of Stockton; and Kristian Takvam, 34, of San Francisco.

Finstad, a marine biologist who led the scuba tour, had led hundreds of dives in the Channel Islands. She had just returned from spending several years sailing across the Pacific with her husband.

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Kristina “Kristy” Finstad, 41, of Santa Cruz, Calif. (Facebook)

Fiedler, a Michigan native, was a hairdresser and photographer who thought of herself as “part fish” because of her ocean addiction.

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Lisa Fiedler, 52, of Mill Valley (Facebook)

The other three victims identified Tuesday were on the boat with co-workers and loved ones.

Sison’s husband, Michael Quitasol, and her three stepdaughters also perished in the fire. Sison and Quitasol worked at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton.

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Fernisa Sison, 57, of Stockton (Facebook)

Dahood-Fritz and her husband, professional photographer Andrew Fritz, also both died in the blaze. Dahood-Fritz had recently started a job as a senior environmental scientist for California’s Ocean Protection Council under the California Natural Resources Agency.

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Takvam was a vice president of engineering at the education platform Brilliant in San Francisco. His coworker, Carrie McLaughlin, also died.

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Fox 11 reports that investigators have identified 27 of the 33 people whose remains were recovered from the wreckage of the Conception. Authorities said efforts to find the final victim and salvage the Conception are expected to continue Wednesday.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said the victims, 21 women and 13 men from 16 to 62 years old, appear to have died from smoke inhalation before they were burned. Five of six crew members, including the captain, survived after multiple efforts to rescue the dozens trapped below deck.

As part of the investigation, the FBI is seeking photos and videos related to the fire as multiple agencies examine whether the captain and boat owners followed safety requirements.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Coast Guard makes contact with crew members in stricken cargo ship off Georgia, all confirmed alive

Rescuers made contact Monday with four crew members stuck inside a cargo ship that overturned and caught fire near a major port in Georgia over the weekend, and officials are now working to free the quartet from the massive vessel, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

The Golden Ray, a 656-foot vehicle carrier, listed “heavily” and then rolled over on its side early Sunday in St. Simons Sound near Brunswick, Ga., according to the Coast Guard.

Rescuers drilled a hole overnight through the ship’s hull and made contact with the four crew members, who had been listed as missing.

“Extraction being planned,” the Coast Guard tweeted.

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In the hours before Coast Guard announced all crew members were alive, South Korea’s Foreign Ministry said that the four crew members were in the engine room of the overturned cargo ship now stuck in the shipping channel awaiting help from a U.S. Coast Guard rescue team.

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A U.S. Coast Guard boat rides in front of a cargo ship that capsized in the St. Simons Island sound, Ga., Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (Bobby Haven/The Brunswick News via A)

On Sunday, Coast Guard Capt. John Reed said 20 were safely evacuated from the ship before rescuers determined the smoke and flames and unstable cargo made it “too risky” to venture further inside. Reed said the fire was observed off the ship’s starboard side area of the cargo and produced black smoke.

The foreign ministry’s statement also said the fire that prevented a rescue attempt is now extinguished.

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People are shown on Jekyll Island’s Driftwood Beach as the Golden Ray cargo ship is capsized in the background, off the Georgia coast, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Terry Dickson)

South Korea also said some of the missing South Koreans “apparently tapped back three times” after Coast Guard staff tapped on the hull. A Coast Guard spokesman told The Associated Press on Monday morning that rescuers heard noises but initially couldn’t confirm they were signs of life without getting inside the overturned ship.

The Coast Guard shared video on Monday of salvage crews assessing the Golden Ray’s hull for a possible entry.

“Once salvage professionals have determined the vessel to be stable, we will identify the best option to continue our rescue efforts for the four crew members who remain on board,” Reed said during a news conference Sunday afternoon while detailing how the Coast Guard was trying to safely get inside.

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Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson told the AP it is not known if weather conditions caused the ship to lurch. Hurricane Dorian brushed past the Georgia coast last week before being downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone. Dickinson said it was not immediately known whether there were any injuries on board.

Cmdr. Norm Witt, Commander of Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Unit in Savannah, said at Sunday’s afternoon news conference the incident remains under investigation, and so far the stricken ship does not appear to be a pollution hazard to area waterways. Officials, however, are putting together a pollution mitigation plan in case something changes.

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The ship, a vehicles carrier, was built in 2017 and sails under the flag of the Marshall Islands, according to the vesselfinder.com. The ship’s registered owner is a South Korean company.

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Rachel, left, and Sarah Mitchell look at their phones as they sun bathe on Jekyll Island’s Driftwood Beach as the Golden Ray cargo ship is capsized in the background, off the Georgia coast, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Terry Dickson)

The Port of Brunswick is currently closed to vessel traffic, with an established emergency safety zone in St. Simons Sound. Vessels are not authorized within a half-mile of the Golden Ray, which was lying on its side.

The Port of Brunswick is a major deepwater port in Georgia, which is comprised of three terminals that makes up the facility, according to the Georgia Ports Authority.

“The port’s well-earned reputation for productivity and efficiency is heightened by its position as one of the fastest-growing auto and heavy machinery ports in North America,” the GPA’s website states. “Today, more than 12 major auto manufacturers, supported by three auto processors, utilize the Colonel’s Island Terminal.”

The port is one of the busiest U.S. seaports for shipping automobiles. Nearly 614,000 vehicles and heavy machinery units moved across its docks in the 2019 fiscal year that ended June 30, according to the Georgia Ports Authority.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Rescue crews search for crew members aboard overturned cargo ship, concerns about stability

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Rescuers scoured the Georgia coast on Sunday for four missing crew members of a cargo ship that overturned and caught fire, but the efforts ran into trouble amid the flames and instability of the ship, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

The Golden Ray cargo ship’s problems began early Sunday morning when it listed heavily and rolled on its side in St. Simons Sound near the Port of Brunswick with 23 crew members and one pilot on board.

Coast Guard Capt. John Reed said 20 were safely evacuated from the ship before rescuers determined the situation, as smoke and flames appeared, was too risky to go further inside the vessel. The vessel was just offshore in view of beachgoers on the shoreline.

Reed said rescue teams Sunday were trying to stabilize the 656-foot vehicle carrier to continue their search for the missing crew, but they have been unable to determine if the fire has been extinguished. The Coast Guard tweeted later Sunday afternoon that one of its groups, called the Atlantic Strike Team, was preparing to depart to the site to assess what it called a complex situation.

“Once salvage professionals have determined the vessel to be stable, we will identify the best option to continue our rescue efforts for the four crew remembers who remain on board,” Reed said at a news conference Sunday afternoon.

Search and rescue operations involve federal, state and local agencies. Coast Guard Lt. Lloyd Heflin said rescuers remained on the scene.

“They continue to do what they can. It is a complex situation. We’re looking not just for the safety to be able to rescue the people that are on board, but also to be able to provide safety for our crew. It’s ongoing,” he said.

The Coast Guard said it was notified by a 911 call at about 2 a.m. Sunday of a capsized vessel in the sound.

The cause of the incident remains under investigation. Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson said it isn’t clear if weather conditions caused the ship to lurch. Hurricane Dorian brushed past the Georgia coast last week before being downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone.

The Coast Guard said the overturned ship hasn’t released any pollutants so far, but mitigation responses are ready in case they’re needed. The Golden Ray, which the Coast Guard said was transporting cars, is flagged out of the Marshall Islands and was headed to Baltimore, according to the website vesselfinder.com. The ship’s registered owner is a South Korean company.

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The Port of Brunswick is currently closed to vessel traffic, with an established emergency safety zone in St. Simons Sound. Vessels are not authorized within a half mile of the Golden Ray.

The port is one of the busiest U.S. seaports for shipping automobiles. Nearly 614,000 vehicles and heavy machinery units moved across its docks in the 2019 fiscal year that ended June 30, according to the Georgia Ports Authority.

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Small plane crash near Las Vegas kills 2, injures 3

Two people were killed and three others were injured on Saturday night after small private plane crashed near a Nevada airport, investigators said.

Around 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, the single-engine Beechcraft Sierra plane, carrying four people, crashed right after takeoff from Henderson Executive Airport, which is about 25 minutes from Las Vegas, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) told Fox News. The crash unfolded about half a mile south of the airport, an FAA spokesman said, adding that the plane, made in 1977, caught fire after it crashed.

One person died at the scene and another died at a hospital, investigators said. They declined to release the names or ages of the victims.

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Two people were killed and three others were injured on Saturday night after a small private plane crashed near a Nevada airport, investigators said. (KVVU Fox 5)

Three people were hospitalized; two remained in the hospital in serious condition Sunday, Fox 5 in Las Vegas reported. The third person who had been hospitalized, apparently a good Samaritan, reportedly suffered from smoke inhalation.

The plane had a mechanical issue and turned around in an attempt to land when it crashed, The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported, citing a Henderson spokeswoman.

The pilot had reported to air traffic controllers that a door had come open about two minutes after takeoff, Fox 5 reported, citing air traffic control archives. The station reported that the next communication was about seven minutes after takeoff when another pilot reported the crash.

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The propeller plane, which reportedly was registered to a flight school in Southern California, was bound for Gillespie Field Airport in suburban San Diego, officials said.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) ware investigating the cause of the crash.

The NTSB, the lead investigative agency, was expected to have an investigator at the scene Sunday, according to a statement it sent to Fox News.

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Around 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, the single-engine Beechcraft Sierra plane, carrying four people, crashed right after taking off from Henderson Executive Airport, investigators said. (KVVU Fox 5)

“The investigator will document the scene, examine the aircraft, request any air traffic communications, radar data, weather reports and try to contact any witnesses,” the NTSB spokesman, Keith Holloway, said. “Also, the investigator will request maintenance records of the aircraft, and medical records and flight history of the pilot.”

Holloway told Fox News a preliminary report should be made available within the next two weeks but the exact cause of the crash will be released once the investigation was complete, which could take up to two years.

Less than 14 hours after the deadly plane crash had been reported, officials said another small plane made a hard landing at Henderson Executive Airport.

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The plane sustained minor damage and no injuries have been reported, according to the Henderson Fire Department.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Cargo ship ‘listing heavily’ in Georgia port, crew evacuated, Coast Guard says

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All marine traffic into a major port in Georgia was subject to suspension early Sunday after a large cargo ship overturned, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard’s Seventh District said on Twitter that it was joined by local agencies with “multiple rescue assets” on the scene after the Golden Ray cargo vessel was “listing heavily” near St. Simons Sound, Ga.

“The crew of the vessel is being evacuated at this time,” the Coast Guard said.

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Officials said that all vessel traffic in the Port of Brunswick is suspended unless approved by the captain of the port.

An image released by the Coast Guard showed the large ship turned to one side.

Further details on the status of the crew were not immediately available.

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The ship, a vehicles carrier, was built in 2017 and sails under the flag of the Marshall Islands, according to the vesselfinder.com.

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The Port of Brunswick is a major deepwater port in Georgia, which is comprised of three terminals that makes up the facility, according to the Georgia Ports Authority.

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Death toll from California dive boat fire rises to 8; Coast Guard says to prepare for ‘the worst outcome’

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Four more victims of a catastrophic dive boat fire have been located on the ocean floor off Southern California, bringing the known death toll to eight, investigators revealed.

Some 26 people remained missing after the fire.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said crews spotted the additional bodies Monday close to the sunken vessel, but the boat remained unstable and it’s uncertain when those remains would be recovered.

The four unidentified bodies recovered Monday were two men and two women.

Coast Guard Capt. Monica Rochester said the search for the other missing victims would continue into Tuesday morning but people should be prepared for “the worst outcome.”

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Police have interviewed the five crew members who survived the fire, but Brown didn’t disclose what they said. No cause for the fire has been identified and Brown said at this stage there was no reason to believe it involved a criminal act.

The five crew members who survived had jumped overboard, making it to a nearby boat. It’s unclear what efforts they made to help the passengers.

“I can’t breathe,” a man was heard saying during a call for emergency help.

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The Coast Guard said 39 people were aboard the Conception, which was on a three-day scuba diving excursion to the Channel Islands. Six crew members and 33 passengers were on board when the fire broke out around 3 a.m. Monday and quickly engulfed the boat.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Kevin Hart suffers ‘major back injuries’ in Malibu Hills car crash: report

Comedian Kevin Hart and his driver suffered “major back injuries” in a car crash in the Malibu Hills late Saturday night, a report said.

Police sources told TMZ a Plymouth Barracuda belonging to Hart, 40, veered off the road on the Mulholland Highway.

The vehicle turned up in a ditch about 10 feet off the side of the winding road after it smashed through a wooden fence.

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Hart was not driving at the time and his driver was not drinking, the report said.

The roof of the Barracuda was almost completely crushed in the crash.

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Comedian Kevin Hart reportedly was hurt in a car crash in the Malibu Hills area of California early Sunday. (Getty, File)

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A female passenger in the vehicle reportedly was unhurt.

Neither the driver nor the other passengers was immediately identified.

A witness claimed that Hart got out of the vehicle first, where a member of his security team picked him up in an SUV.

Insiders said Hart first went home for medical treatment before he checked into a nearby hospital.

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Hart had bought the car as a 40th birthday present for himself in July.

Neither the Los Angeles Police Department nor the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department immediately confirmed the information to Fox News.

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A representative for Hart did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.

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