Billionaire Chris Cline, his daughter Kameron, as well as David Jude, Geoffrey Painter, Jillian Clark, Brittney Searson, and Delaney Wykle were all killed in a horrific helicopter crash that occurred immediately following take off. Cline, who was a coal tycoon, along with his daughter and the other passengers were leaving the Bahamas when the helicopter spiraled out of control and crashed on the 4th of July. Authorities stated, “The purpose of the accident flight was to transport two of the passengers to FLL for medical treatment.” The type of helicopter that was involved in the crash was an August AW139, which had 17 seats. Several witnesses described seeing the helicopter take off, with one witness saying it climbed about 30 or 40 feet while in a nose-down attitude. Another witness claimed it climbed between 40 and 50 feet before it spiraled out of control and plummeted into the ocean.
Tesla Model 3 Driver Falls Asleep With Autopilot Engaged: Immediately Crashes Into Construction Barrels
While Tesla’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) autopilot function has gotten better and better over the years, Tesla reminds drivers that they must keep their eyes on the road and be ready to engage the vehicle if the auto-pilot fails to detect obstructions in the road, such as cars, trucks, people, or in this case, traffic barrels. Many Tesla owners clearly are not following the rules, as evidenced by this Model 3 driver, who fell asleep, plowed through a string of 11 construction barrels. Thankfully, no one was killed or injured in this accident. The Tesla Autopilot function is a great for making long highway commutes more enjoyable or even less stressful in some situations. However, drivers must realize that the autopilot is not fool proof and need to pay attention.
Jeffrey Epstein, 66, was found on the floor of his jail cell with bruises on his neck earlier this week while he was held, awaiting trail on sex trafficking charges. At the time of publication, it is unclear as to whether or not the injuries were self inflicted or from an assault from another person in the correction center. Epstein was treated for his injuries but remains in custody at the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center in NYC. It is also unclear as to whether or not Epstein had any cellmates while he awaits his trial at the time of injury. The particular jail he is in, is famous for its tight security and high-profile inmates, such as terrorists, Wall Street schemers, and even Mexican Drug Lord Joaquin “el Chap’ Guzman. Guzman is currently awaiting trial after being accuses of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls in the early 2000s. Bail was denied last week with the reasoning being Epstein may flee the country if released.
Angela Keeling is suing the Atlanta Braves in a wrongful death lawsuit after her husband, Marvin Todd Keeling, died in the walk-in beer cooler at Suntrust Park. The lawsuit was filed on Friday in Fulton County and is seeking unspecified damages in the death of her husband. The lawsuit alleges that the walk in beer cooler had a faulty door mechanism that prevented Keeling from escaping the cooler. This, along with lethal carbon dioxide leaks were the primary causes for her husband’s death. Her lawyers claim that the Atlanta Braves were aware of both of these issues but never corrected them, resulting in the unfortunate series of events that killed her husband. The autopsy report for Todd Keeling stated, “[his] fall/collapse was very rapid or that he was so disoriented that he was unable to form or act on logical thought process” The report goes on to read that because of a a “faulty door release mechanism that was improperly constructed, assembled, maintained and allowed to exist.” At the time of publication, the Atlanta Braves have not responded to the incident. Beth Marshall, who is one of the team’s spokespersons said that no formal statement will be released yet pending Read more…
The Hard Rock Hotel, the location of two American tourist deaths in the Dominican Republic, is removing the alcohol dispensers from minibars. While the deaths have not been confirmed to be related and so far no official report has linked the deaths to a specific cause, many of the tourists that have died in the Dominican Republic reportedly drank liquor from the minibars. David Harrison, 45, and Robert Bell Wallace both died while staying at the Punta Cana resort. There have been a total of 10 confirmed US tourist deaths in 2019 in the Dominican Republic with some of those consuming minibar drinks shortly before dying. The General Manager of the resort, Erica Lopez, tells CNN that she hops the decision to remove these dispensers will “provide more tranquility for guests” and reiterated that the decision to remove these dispensers was made independently and not a reaction to the deaths that happened at the resort. In one report from a physician at Rutgers University, Reynold A. Panettieri Jr speculates that tainted alcohol could be to blame for some of the deaths.
Vittorio Caruso, a 56 year old pizzeria owner from Glen Cove, New York died in the Dominican Republic last week after going into “respiratory distress after drinking something”, according to his sister in law Lisa Maria Caruso. The New York resident is now the 10th confirmed tourist death in the Dominican Republic that, while officials claim have no connection, seem to revolve around consuming beverages while on vacation there. Lisa Caruso said they had received a phone call stating that Vittorio was sick and minutes later they received another call informing them that he had died. Vittorio’s older brother, Frank, told the New York Post that his brother was “very healthy” prior to leaving for vacation. “He went to the doctor before he left, and he had no problems. I spoke to the doctor. He called me when he found out he died, and he said he did not see anything wrong before he left,” Frank said. Autopsy results are expected to be provided to the family sometime on Monday.
Patricia “Trish” Stoops, 57, was a teacher at Norman N. Glick Middle School in Modesto California. She was rock climbing with a team in Yosemite National Park and had taken the lead to try and get the team down before dusk. Something went horribly wrong and she fell, causing a fatal blow to her head. Michael Stoops, her brother, wrote online, “She had taken the lead to get the team down before dark and something, what exactly still isn’t clear, went horribly wrong. She did not survive the fall, unfortunately. No one else was injured.” Touching tributes are pouring in from “The Mountain Project” where people are sharing loving memories of the teacher who, “[had a] heart of gold”. Some of the posts made on the tribute page state: “I never met a climber more dedicated to supporting our tribe than Trish. She selflessly gave of her time, leading skills, friendship, and humor to anyone in the vicinity. Funny, spontaneous, gregarious, and sincere, Trish made an impression on anyone she met.” “She was a unique human being, spreading good vibrations around the Universe,” wrote a fellow climber. Another said, “Goodbye to my dear 20 year climbing friend. I will miss Read more…
Mohinder Singh Randhawa, 72, who has worked for Walmart (NYSE: WMT) for 15 years, was allegedly punched in the face by a customer on June 14, 2019. Randhawa, who was standing in the greeting location at the entrance of the Walmart store in Cypress, Texas, said that he was reviewing the customer’s receipt when he noticed that the shopping cart contained gatorade that had not been paid for. Randhawa told the suspect, “you can scan and take it” adding that he didn’t imply that the suspect was stealing but that every once in awhile a cashier can miss an item. At this point, suspect Craig Valentine, 42, became agitated and in the security video, it appears that Valentine pushes Randhawa before punching him in the face. The attack, which caused Randhawa to black out, ended up breaking his upper lip and a cut of about half an inch was left on his face. Randhawa says he is now afraid to return to his job post as a greeter for Walmart. He states that he was only performing the duties that the job calls for and that now “[he is] scared to work that position.”
The Guinness World Record for the world’s largest underwater cleanup was just set by 633 drivers who got together, donned wetsuits and masks, and collected 1,600 pounds of trash at the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier in Florida. While the exact number of recovered garbage is still being calculated, with experts expecting it to grow, the current numbers are 1626 pounds of trash and 60 pounds of fishing line recovered from the ocean floor. City officials have announced they will be recycling what they can and properly disposing of all of the collected ocean waste. This is the fifth annual cleanup that was orchestrated by the ‘Dixie Divers’ and the Deerfield Beach Women’s Club. The previous world record holders was held by an underwater cleanup that was held in Egypt in 2015 with 614 divers.
Prince William and Kate Middleton were traveling to Windsor on Monday when an accident took place, where a woman sustained serious injuries after a police motorcycle that was part of the Royal Convoy was involved in a collision with “a woman pedestrian”. The woman, who has been identified as Irene Mayor, 83, was hospitalized with serious injuries but is in stable condition according to IOPC who told The Telegraph. IOCP stated, “We are investigating the circumstances surrounding a collision involving a marked police motorcycle attached to the Royalty and Specialist Protection Command and a woman pedestrian on Upper Richmond Road, Richmond, south west London at 12:50 p.m. on Monday 17 June.” One witness to the accident told The Sun, “His bike hit her and she spun around, offer her feet and feel badly on the floor.” Fiona, Irene’s daughter told The Sun that they are keeping her stable and that she has “got lots of injuries. A spokesperson for Kensington Palace said that Kate and William have since sent their well wishes to Irene and that “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were deeply concerned and saddened to hear about the accident on Monday afternoon.”