Sunday, January 1, 2017

DON NOT DRINK AND DRIVE: 2 women killed, 1 injured after an 18-wheeler smashes a a black Chevrolet Silverado into pieces on Highway 59 in Texas

2 friends killed in early morning crash on US-59

Two young women, both roommates, are dead after a crash involving an 18-wheeler in Rosenberg, police say.

By Jessica Willey
Saturday, December 31, 2016 06:22PM
ROSENBERG, TX (KTRK) -- Two young women were killed in a violent crash on Highway 59 that shut down the freeway for hours.

Rosenberg police identify the victims as Nicolette Huebotter, 24, of Richmond, and Marissa Rodriguez, 26, of Beasley.

The crash happened around 3am Saturday at Highway 59 and Cottonwood Church Road. An eyewitness said a pickup truck pulled out of a travel plaza and collided with an 18-wheeler. The impact ripped the semi's trailer apart, spilling its load and slicing the pickup in two.

"Half of the pickup went in the northbound side and another half would up in the bar ditch. One woman was thrown out of her vehicle and into the bar ditch," said Roy Davis, who was working on a construction site nearby.

According to police, two women were ejected. Eyewitness News has learned four people were inside the pickup, a black Chevrolet Silverado. Huebotter and Rodriguez, both roommates, were killed. Another young woman remains hospitalized. The driver of the pickup, said to be Huebotter's boyfriend, was not taken to the hospital.

Huebotter's mother tells Eyewitness News the group of friends had been out celebrating her daughter's birthday, which was Thursday. They had gone to a club in Houston and stopped at a McDonald's near the crash scene on the way home.

"She was amazing," said her mother through tears. Huebotter, her two sisters and mother were very close.

Rodriguez was the wife of a Fort Bend County Sheriff's deputy. They couple have a young son.

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office posted this on Facebook:

"We are heartbroken that this horrific crash involved the spouse of one of our deputies who we will not name. We want him to know the prayers of all of us and the community he serves are with him and his family."

The driver of the 18-wheeler went to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash is under investigation. No one has been charged.

It is apparent that the black Chevrolet Silverado truck driver was drunk and drove into the 18-wheeler.  Most drunk driving accidents happen in the am hours, just like this one.

3 people killed after two aiplanes collide mid-air and crash and burn east of the Aero Country Airport, in McKinney, Texas.

MCKINNEY, TEXAS -- Three people are dead after two small planes collided mid-air over McKinney Saturday.

The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the crash happened near Aero Country Airport, in the 500 block of North Custer Road near Virginia, just after 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

"Both aircraft were flying under Visual Flight Rules and were not in contact with air traffic control at the time of the collision," Lynn Lunsford with the FAA said. McKinney police described the scene as "widespread".

Bloemker tells WFAA he was driving north on Custer Road when he saw the two planes collide. One of them came down spiraling nose-first, he said. He said the planes were flying low to the ground, and they crashed in a very populated area. Witnesses say one of the planes crashed in the parking lot of a Home Depot.

Wreckage of a small plane from a mid-air collision over McKinney on Saturday.

By 6 p.m. the fire from the plane in the video had been put out by crews, Bloemker said.

Plane crash in McKinney, Custer X Virginia— 12 years of wave (@_ktbm) December 31, 2016

Police are asking people to stay away from Custer and Virginia as they investigate. The FAA is on scene investigating and is coordinating with the National Transportation Safety Board. %

Check back for more on this developing story.


Time: 17:30+
Piper PA-28R


C/n / msn:

Fatalities: Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities: 2
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Collin County, McKinney, TX - United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature: Unknown
Departure airport:

Destination airport:

The aircraft experienced a mid-air collision with another aircraft and subsequent impact with asphalt terrain east of the Aero Country Airport (T31), in McKinney, Texas. The airplane was partially consumed by the post-impact fire. There were three reported fatalities among the two aircraft.


4 People Dead In A Piper PA-28 Fiery Plane Crash In Rural Vienna, IL

UPDATE: 4 People Dead In A Plane Crash In Vienna, IL

Posted: Dec 31, 2016 9:40 PM EST Updated: Jan 01, 2017 12:59 AM EST
By Jennifer Horbelt


Update: The FAA says that 4 people have died in a plane crash in rural Vienna, IL under unknown circumstances.

We will continue to update this story and bring you more updates as they become available.

The Federal Aviation Administration confirms, a Pipe PA28 has crashed in rural Vienna under unknown circumstances.

They also tell Local 6 fatalities are reported, although the amount of damage is unknown.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Department also confirmed to Local 6 that a private aircraft had crashed earlier in the evening, and they were dealing with a fire on scene in a field in the 900 block of E. Crossroad Rd.

The FAA and NTSB are en route to the scene


Type:Piper PA-28
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Johnson County SE of Vienna, IL -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The aircraft impacted rural timbered terrain southeast of Vienna, Illinois, and a post impact fire ensued. The airplane was destroyed in an apparently non-survivable event. The sheriffs department report 4 fatalities.
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