January 14, 2000 |
The swirling saga of a fatal hit-and-run, a legislator's Jeep and an "other woman" continues to churn in the state Capitol as investigators expand their probe to others at the seat of government. A so-called mystery woman who police plan to interview about the accident and Rep. Thomas W. Druce's state-leased Jeep says she was with the lawmaker at a popular bar near the Capitol the night of the accident. But she said she knows "nothing" about the accident and was not in the Jeep.
July 15, 2013 |
The SUV began its latter-day life as a rugged, truck-based four-wheeler that could take surveyors, farmers, and building contractors to off-road job sites. It was then co-opted by people who wanted to get to the office in the snow, escape the minivan's "soccer mom" image, or just drive what quickly became the vehicle du jour. After it became everyman's ride, the SUV started to become what most people wanted: a more comfortable, carlike trip to the shopping center. More precisely, it became the crossover.
May 30, 1997 |
Vernon Mills says he normally does not let anyone drive his 1987 Jeep. But when John Anderson, 18, of Glassboro, N.J., began bugging him on Feb. 4, pleading to take the wheel, Mills, 17, said he reluctantly agreed. He let Anderson drive after arriving in North Philadelphia, searching for a drug dealer to make a buy. "When Anderson got in the driver's seat, he went crazy," said Assistant District Attorney Randolph Williams. Anderson ran three red lights and, at 2nd and York streets, rammed another car, killing a 3-year-old girl, the prosecutor said.
February 23, 1993 |
A South Philadelphia man who was heading home on the Blue Route Sunday night died when his Jeep skidded into a slow-traveling snow plow in Ridley Township, state police said. Charles Francis "Buddy" Wray 3d, 23, was killed instantly in the crash, police said. Robert E. Carl, 53, of the first block of Wartman Road, Collegeville, was driving the 1972 Diamond plow truck about 25 m.p.h. and was not injured, police said. Wray had moved into the South Philadelphia home a little over a year ago to take care of his wheelchair-bound grandfather, family members said.
May 20, 2008 |
Lee Terrey is a lucky man for many reasons. Foremost is that he's married to a woman who loves the smell of canvas. What's more, she's willing to ride shotgun in his open World War II Army jeep. Not only doesn't she whine or complain ("It's too cold!" "My hair's getting messed up"), she actually enjoys it. "It's fun," says Ann Terrey, who lives in Chadds Ford. She agrees with Enzo Ferrari, who once called the jeep "the only true American sports car. " Her husband's jeep - a 1944 Willys MB - and other military vehicles of that era are exciting, she says, because "they take you back.
July 13, 2010 |
The driver of the getaway Jeep involved in a 2008 bank robbery and killing of a Philadelphia police sergeant was so intent on getting away that he nearly ran over a man walking a dog and just missed colliding with a van carrying a man and his 8-year-old son. The van driver, Michael Nastasiak, yesterday recounted those close calls while testifying at the trial of two men accused in the May 3 slaying of Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski, 39. Nastasiak testified that...
October 26, 2012 |
A Chester County man who stoked terrorism fears when he crashed his Jeep through a locked fence and onto runways at Philadelphia International Airport in March was sentenced Wednesday to 16 months in federal prison. Kenneth R. Mazik, 25, of Chadds Ford, blamed the March 1 incident on what he said were delusions caused by an addiction to the behavioral drug Adderall. "I was operating in a different space and time," he told U.S. District Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg. The judge acknowledged that Mazik was possibly in a drug-induced psychosis at the time.
November 17, 1995 |
Chief John Coffey had his suspicions that the bearded fellow on a black mountain bike whom he charged Tuesday afternoon with breaking into a Jeep and stealing a car phone wasn't really only 17. The suspect - who police charged as a juvenile with burglary, theft, resisting arrest and related offenses - was taken to the county's juvenile shelter in Blackwood to await a hearing. Yesterday, however, the purported teenager was moved to the Camden County jail after authorities learned that he wasn't a juvenile after all but a 22- year-old by the name of Raphael Vargas, of the 1000 block of Westminster Avenue in Camden.
March 10, 1998 |
A 21-year-old woman was killed yesterday morning when the Jeep she was driving crossed the center line of rain-slicked Haverford Road and struck an oncoming Narberth ambulance. Haverford Township police did not reveal the woman's identity yesterday pending notification of her relatives. The accident occurred at 10:20 a.m. as the Jeep, heading north, rounded a slight curve in the road near the intersection with Rugby Road. Police said the Jeep veered into the southbound lanes, where the ambulance struck its right side.
January 4, 1997 |
Two Norristown men were killed early yesterday morning when their Jeep veered off the Schuylkill Expressway and crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer truck parked on the shoulder. The driver of the Jeep, Kamal Stevens, 25, and a backseat passenger, Omar Jenkins, 19, were pronounced dead at the scene about 5 a.m., state police said. Two other male passengers were injured, Trooper Stanley Wells said. Curtis Lever, 22, and Byron Jones, 26, both of Norristown, were listed in critical condition late yesterday afternoon at Allegheny University Hospitals, MCP, in East Falls.