Friday, January 10, 2014

Husband, wife IDed as fatal Warren crash victims on Christmas Eve 2013

Fatal crash victims IDed from Christmas Eve 2013 crash



WARRENTON, Ga. — We now know the names of the married couple that was killed in a crash on Interstate 20 near Warrenton on Christmas Eve.

The Warren County Coroner's Office reports that James V. Abruzzo and his wife, Nora Patricia "Pat", were both killed instantly in the crash on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 in Warren County.

Coroner Paul Lowe said that the 67-year-olds were travelling from their residence in Woodstock to Augusta.

WJBF-DT News Channel 6

Aiken County already sees first fatal crash deaths of 2014


NORTH AUGUSTA — Two people were killed in a crash earlier this week.

The incident happened on DIXIE CLAY RD at FLINT DR in North Augusta -- that is south of both the JEFFERSON DAVIS HY and AUGUSTA RD (SC 421).

The Aiken County Coroner's Office reports that one of the deceased victims was from Columbia County, Ga. and was a backseat passenger in a Jeep Cherokee driven by Austin Beard, of North Augusta.  Mr. Beard was gravely injured in the crash.  The male passenger died at 20:20 today.  Tim Carlton said that Mr. Beard was going at an excessive rate of speed when the 2004 Cherokee lost control and smashed into a tree.  The Evans girl was instantly killed.  She was not wearing her safety belt.

Residents of DIXIE CLAY RD, as well as the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, say that the highway is a problem highway.  Since 2008, there have been 22 accidents on DIXIE CLAY RD, with 11 of those accidents ending up fatal.

The crash victim's name will not be posted on this blog unless Mr. Beard dies from his injuries.  These are the first two fatalities of 2014.

WJBF-DT News Channel 6
WRDW News 12 (content NSFW)

REGIONAL/NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

The House Judiciary Committee blatantly refused to let a Democrat testify against Republican Trent Franks’ War on Women. [Roll Call]

A "culture of disrespect" among men at U.S. military academies is one part of the continuing problem of sexual assaults at the schools and in the military.  This report also says that co-eds in schools often feel they need to put up with sexist and offensive behavior as part of their school life. [WJBF-DT News Channel 6]

People who view the MTV reality shows such as 16 And Pregnant and Teen Mom believe that teen mothers have “an enviable quality of life, a high income and involved fathers,” according to a new study by Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind.  This is especially true of teen viewers.  Researchers said heavy viewers believed things like it is not difficult to find childcare, it is easy to complete high school, and teen parents have a lot of time for themselves.  Obviously, shows like them basically indoctrinate teen viewers into such views, and not surprisingly, those views are shared by young conservatives.  This is the reason why we need more sex ed in the United States, and especially in South Carolina -- where teen pregnancy rates are high in places like Allendale, Bamberg, Hampton and Orangeburg! [The Frisky]

SPORTS SHORTS:

Well, that didn't take long: Georgia Southern has a brand new head football coach.  The Eagles from Statesboro have named Willie Fritz as their new head coach. [WJBF-DT News Channel 6]

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS:

Gymnophobic reporter Tim Molloy asked an annoying question to Lena Dunham about nudity.  She rightfully tore his ass up. [Jessica Wakeman]

And journalists, don't be like Mr. Malloy!  Here are five ways — all of them productive — to ask Lena Dunham (or any of the other Girls cast members) about nudity. [Think Progress]

Here's Amber Ruffin, the first African-American woman to write for a network late night comedy. [Jezebel]

So much for France being so very open about sex: videos from Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears have been relegated to the 22:00 or later time slot because the government have deemed the videos as "too sexy" for daytime. [Amelia McDonell-Parry]

UPDATE @ 22:53: The Aiken County Coroner's Office has confirmed that the male passenger died on Friday evening at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.  This post has been updated to reflect the changes.

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