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Seven family members killed when semi hits van

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Tragedy struck a family trip from Chicago to the East Coast when a semi-trailer slammed into the back of their van, killing seven of the family members, including a newborn and three other children. The 1998 Toyota minivan was headed east on the Indiana Toll Road, carrying 10 relatives, six adults and four children, when it struck a deer near South Bend […]

Neighbor saves little girl from kidnapping

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Albuquerque, New Mexico police say the kidnapping of a 6-year-old girl was foiled by an alert neighbor. The neighbor, Antonio Diaz Chacon, saw a man snatch a little girl and shove her into a van as she walked home from a neighbor’s house just before 5 PM on Monday. According to police, Chacon jumped into his car and chased the kidnapper until […]

Mother charged after toddler dies in hot van

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

It’s a tragic story – 33-year-old Elena Isabel Rodriguez was doing housework, and believed her son was watching television. In reality, he had become trapped inside the families van, and died as temperatures topped 90 degrees. Rodriguez, who has seven children, said she had no reason to believe that her 3-year-old had gone outside, but […]