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April 20, 2006
A Huntington Beach woman was arrested early Wednesday on charges of driving under the influence after she crashed her SUV into a Costa Mesa apartment complex, Costa Mesa Police said. According to police, Dana Lynn Burkhouse, 22, was driving her 2005 Honda SUV at a high rate of speed just after midnight when she crashed through four fences and collided with two buildings and a parked car on Maple and Victoria streets. A 2-by-4 board smashed through the windshield of her vehicle and nearly struck her on the head, police said.
LOCAL
By Michael Alexander | May 14, 2008
The 20-year-old Huntington Beach man whose truck crashed into and killed middle-school student Danny Oates last August has been charged with two felonies, authorities said. Danny’s father’s reaction: “Thank God.” The Orange County district attorney filed charges of vehicular manslaughter and felony driving under the influence against Jeffrey Francis Woods on April 30. Woods is accused of driving with gross negligence while under the influence of alcohol and drugs, authorities said.
NEWS
December 28, 2009
A third victim in a Huntington Harbour boating crash last summer has filed a claim against the city citing negligence. James Geekie, 37, was riding in a 12-foot, inflatable Zodiac boat during high tide at 1 a.m. June 27. Shawn Wilson, 35, was also riding in the vessel as owner Caleb Steele, 30, drove. The boat crashed into the Gilbert Drive Bridge over Shelter Channel, and Wilson and Steele were knocked out of the boat and died. Geekie was knocked unconscious inside the boat and fractured his skull, according to the claim filed Dec. 22. Geekie is requesting an unknown amount of more than $10,000 for damages.
NEWS
December 30, 1999
HUNTINGTON BEACH Tom Logan, a beloved community activist, died Feb. 23 at 62 after being hospitalized for three months from a car accident. Charles "Pete" Conrad, who helped conquer space by becoming the third man to walk on the moon, died July 8 at 69. Donald L. Watson, a former city treasurer and chairman of the board for the Huntington Beach Community Clinic, died Sept. 11 at 70. Erik Marshall Lind, who piloted a Cessna that crashed into a hill north of Ventura, died Oct. 16 at 18. Tyson Michael Stearns, who was a passenger in a Cessna that crashed into a hill north of Ventura, died Oct. 16 at 18. Judith Bowman, a victim of the EgyptAir Fight 990 crash off the Massachusetts island of Nantucket, died Oct. 31 at 57. Sheila Jaffee, a victim of the EgyptAir Fight 990 crash off the Massachusetts island of Nantucket, died Oct. 31 at 63. Kenneth C. Stahl, an anesthesiologist found shot along with his wife in a car parked on a deserted mountain highway east of San Juan Capistrano, died Nov. 20 at 57. Carolyn Oppy-Stahl, an optometrist found shot along with her husband in a car parked on a deserted mountain highway east of San Juan Capistrano, died Nov. 20 at 44. Bridgette Elizabeth Ballas, found fatally injured by an unknown assailant after leaving a Downtown establishment, died Nov. 29 at 29. FOUNTAIN VALLEY Jim Smith, a devoted advocate for...
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By Michael AlexanderIndependent | May 8, 2008
The 20-year-old Huntington Beach man whose truck crashed into and killed middle school student Danny Oates last August has been charged with two felonies, authorities said. The Orange County district attorney filed charges of vehicular manslaughter and felony driving under the influence against Jeffrey Francis Woods on April 30. Woods is accused of driving with gross negligence while under the influence of alcohol and drugs, authorities said. On Aug. 29 last year, 14-year-old student Oates was biking on Indianapolis Avenue to Sowers Middle School to pick up his class schedule when Woods’ pickup truck suddenly swerved across the road, hit Oates, and crashed through a concrete wall, police said.
NEWS
June 17, 2004
Man critically hurt after crash A Huntington Beach motorcyclist was critically injured after he crashed into two stopped cars on Monday, police said. The collision happened at about 3:45 p.m. at the intersection of 3rd Street and Park Avenue in Laguna Beach. Erich Mueller, 31, suffered multiple injuries after he crashed his 2001 Kawasaki Ninja into a 2000 Volkswagen Cabriolet, taking out one of the car's mirrors. His body then hit a 1998 Honda Civic, which was stopped in front of the Cabriolet, before he hit the pavement, police said.
LOCAL
By Britney Barnes | May 6, 2010
An Anaheim police officer was sentenced to less than a year for crashing through a backyard fence in Huntington Beach while under the influence of four prescription drugs and also for two previous arrests for DUI. Kevin Noel Schlueter, 37, of Costa Mesa, was sentenced to 10 months in jail last week after pleading guilty to three counts of driving under the influence of drugs, all misdemeanors, according to the Orange County district attorney’s office....
LOCAL
By Jack Salisbury | June 17, 2008
A Huntington Beach woman is in good spirits despite being injured in a weekend biking accident at Crystal Cove State Park. Karen Joyce, 39, suffered head trauma, bruises and facial swelling after she hit a bump and crashed during a Saturday morning bike ride. However, she said she was in good shape Monday. “[I’m] improving. The swelling is going down and I’m taking on many interesting colors,” she said with a chuckle. A Costa Mesa police helicopter with two officers found Joyce in a remote area of the park, police said.
LOCAL
By Michael AlexanderIndependent | May 9, 2008
The 20-year-old Huntington Beach man whose truck crashed into and killed middle school student Danny Oates last August has been charged with two felonies, authorities said. His father’s gut reaction: “Thank God.” The Orange County district attorney filed charges of vehicular manslaughter and felony driving under the influence against Jeffrey Francis Woods on April 30. Woods is accused of driving with gross negligence while under the influence of alcohol and drugs, authorities said.
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January 2, 2014
A Huntington Beach man was killed Wednesday morning after losing control of his motorcycle and crashing into several objects, including a shopping center sign, authorities said. Brandon Wenn, 29, was driving his Suzuki 750 motorcycle northbound on Goldenwest Street when he lost control of the bike south of Yorktown Avenue, according to a news release. Police arrived at the scene just after 2:30 a.m. and found Wenn near the intersection of Goldenwest Street and Yorktown Avenue.
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NEWS
December 30, 2013
Two drivers received minor injuries last week after a collision caused a pickup to roll, Huntington Beach police said Monday. Witnesses told police that the man driving the truck may have run a red light about 12:30 p.m. Friday before hitting a mid-size SUV. Police Lt. Gary Faust said the truck was southbound on Brookhurst Street when it hit the SUV, which was making a left turn from Atlanta Avenue. The truck rolled once before landing on its side, Faust said. Both drivers suffered minor cuts and bruises.
NEWS
December 26, 2013
A man was arrested Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence after crashing into a parked car in Huntington Beach, according to a statement from police. The 56-year-old man was reportedly driving his silver 2012 Nissan Cube hatchback westbound on Ellis Avenue near Demion Lane when he crashed into a gray 2006 Ford F250 pickup truck that was legally parked against the curb around 8:15 p.m., according to police. The Nissan's driver, who was the only occupant in the vehicle, was trapped inside the car. The Huntington Beach Fire Department had to use rescue equipment to cut the driver out of the hatchback, according to authorities.
NEWS
December 17, 2013
The Orange County coroner's office identified two people killed in a car accident in Huntington Beach on Monday as Robert Ruiz, 19, and Kiany Garcia, 17, both from Irvine. The victims died after the car they were in struck a palm tree at 5:21 a.m. near Beach Boulevard and Main Street, according to Huntington Beach police. Lt. Gary Faust said the Honda Civic, driven by Ruiz, appeared to be headed west on Ellis Avenue when it failed to make the slight left turn onto Main, striking a palm tree in front of Denny's and splitting the car in two pieces.
NEWS
November 5, 2013
A motorcyclist suffered severe injuries Tuesday morning after colliding with another vehicle in Huntington Beach, according to police. About 8 a.m., a 33-year-old man traveling south on Gothard Street near Warner Avenue in a blue 2005 Yamaha motorcycle collided with a green 1999 Lexus SUV that was traveling north on Gothard and making a left turn into Ocean View High School grounds, according to Huntington Beach police Lt. John Domingo. The rider was ejected from his motorcycle.
NEWS
By Adolfo Flores | September 11, 2013
Huntington Beach police have identified the pedestrian who was killed in a hit-and-run accident involving a tractor trailer. Touba Yomtoubian, 77, of Huntington Beach, died after being struck by the truck Tuesday afternoon, according to a statement by city police. The accident occurred at Warner Avenue and Springdale Street at about 1:55 p.m., said police Lt. John Domingo. Police found the tractor-trailer a short distance from the accident site and were questioning the driver, whose name has not been released.
NEWS
September 3, 2013
A Los Angeles man involved in a traffic accident in Fountain Valley succumbed to his injuries Sunday, according to a statement by Fountain Valley police. Dung Duc Trinh, 48, suffered traumatic injuries after the motorcycle he was driving crashed into an SUV near Brookhurst Street and Warner Avenue at 4:47 p.m Saturday. According to police, Trinh was tossed off his motorcycle upon making contact with the other vehicle. He was transported to UCI Medical Center, where he died of his injuries Sunday morning.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | August 28, 2013
A Huntington Beach man who died after a car crashed into a Fountain Valley tutoring center was called an inspiration to his colleagues and students. Alex Martinez, 32, was one of six people injured Aug. 19 when a 76-year-old man drove into the Tutoring Club at Brookhurst Street and Ellis Avenue, according to Fountain Valley police. Martinez died Aug. 21 from injuries sustained while he was trapped beneath the car. He had been working at the center for almost seven years and was a source of motivation for his colleagues and students, Tutoring Club owner David Hill said.
NEWS
August 27, 2013
Two drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after two separate vehicle crashes in Huntington Beach on Friday, according to a Facebook post by city police. The first incident occurred at midnight in the 8400 block of Edinger Avenue when a motorcyclist hit a parked vehicle, according to the Huntington Beach Police Department statement. The other crash occurred near the Carl's Jr. in the 6800 block of Warner Avenue. The driver hit a tree, water pipe, power pole and the Carl's Jr. sign, according to police.
NEWS
August 21, 2013
One person has died and five people, including two teenage boys, were injured when a car crashed into The Tutoring Club at Brookhurst Street and Ellis Avenue in Fountain Valley on Monday afternoon, according to police. Fountain Valley police have identified the victim who died as Alex Martinez, 32, of Huntington Beach. Witnesses said the driver, a 76-year-old man from Huntington Beach, drove into the building, trapping people under his car, according to a news release. Police responded to the scene at 12:27 p.m. and Fountain Valley Fire Department rescue workers removed two victims from under the 2011 Buick.
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