Crash kills 5 from family
An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in a crash that killed five members of a California family and injured the suspect and three other people. The Nevada Highway Patrol said the California teen was booked into the Clark County Detention Center after he was treated and released at University Medical Center in Las Vegas. The teen’s sport utility vehicle struck a van from behind, causing both vehicles to roll early Saturday on Interstate 15. Five of the seven people in the van were killed in the 3 a.m. wreck near the Utah line. The other two were hospitalized in critical condition.
Crew clean up oil rupture
Crews recovered about 4,500 barrels of oil and water after a crude oil pipeline ruptured in central Arkansas, officials said Saturday. An ExxonMobil pipeline sprung a leak Friday afternoon in Mayflower, a small city about 20 miles northwest of Little Rock. ExxonMobil and local officials said in a Saturday news release that they suspected a few thousand barrels of oil spilled but are preparing a response for more than 10,000 barrels “to be conservative.” Authorities are still investigating the cause of the spill. The city said Saturday that it recommended that 22 area homes be evacuated. On Friday, officials put the number of homes at dozens.
Fatal cul-de-sac dispute
A man suspected of killing two of his neighbors approached one of the men in his back yard just before he started shooting, authorities said. Cabarrus County deputies said Anthony Hardy, 50, killed himself after hiding in his home for several hours after the shooting Friday afternoon. Investigators said Hardy fired on Gary Stocks, 64, and Daniel Kirchner, 42, in Kirchner’s back yard. The two victims lived on each side of Hardy’s house on a cul-de-sac. Deputies negotiated with Hardy for hours before he killed himself. Investigators say it appeared Hardy had some kind of dispute with his neighbors, and they are still trying to determine why he was angry.
Compiled from wire reports.