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Traffic Update!!: Essex, CA: Traffic collision with injuries and a vehicle hanging off a bridge.

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Traffic Update!!: Essex, CA: Traffic collision with injuries and a vehicle hanging off a bridge.

A traffic collision with injuries and a vehicle hanging off a bridge has been reported on National Trails Highway, east of Goffs Road, in Essex, California at around 1:37pm PT on Saturday, January 9th, 2016.

Reports over the police scanner is that the driver may have went through a road barricade and is hanging 8 feet off a bridge that was under construction over a wash.

According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the driver looked down at his phone just before he hit the “K-rail” that was blocking the washed out bridge.

A California Highway Patrol Deputy was unable to check the vehicle as the vehicle is “suspended in the air”, but could see that the air bag was deployed.

San Bernardino County Fire Department and Baker Emergency Medical Service is at the traffic collision.

Reports over the police scanner is that the male driver is in vehicle.

Active Towing assisted in securing the vehicle as emergency crews spoke to the driver asking him to remain calm.

Emergency crews were able to stabilize the vehicle allowing them to gain entry and assess the victim.

A medical helicopter has lifted off with the patient from the traffic collision along National Trails Highway.

According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, it was determined that the man’s injuries required transport to a “Trauma Center” and so the victim was subsequently transported to a hospital in the Las Vegas, Nevada area by air.

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News Update!!: Devore, CA: Latest information on police pursuit crash and officer involved shooting on Interstate 215.

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News Update!!: Devore, CA: Latest information on police pursuit crash and officer involved shooting on Interstate 215.

** As of 6:00pm PT on Saturday, September 19th, 2015: **

– According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Coroner’s Office, the suspect in the police pursuit was identified as 32 year old Nicholas Alan Johnson of Fontana, California.

Since the police pursuit shooting from a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department helicopter, some drivers questioned authorities’ decision to shoot from their helicopter.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, all of their deputies and tactical flight officers have been actively training from the air since the mid 1980’s, and this is the seventh shooting from a helicopter since 2001 in Apple Valley, California.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Chuck Phillips or Sergeant John Gaffney of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Specialized Investigations Division and Homicide Detail at: 1 (909) 387-3589.

** As of 11:20am PT on Saturday, September 19th, 2015: **

– More information on the police pursuit was released by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Press Release, “On Friday, September 18, 2015, deputies from the Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division were attempting to take a home invasion robbery suspect into custody, when a pursuit was initiated that ended on the northbound 215 freeway. The home invasion occurred in Devore on Thursday, September 17th. Deputies identified the suspect driving a beige Tahoe and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The suspect refused to stop and a pursuit was initiated at approximately 12:49 p.m. The pursuit continued through Fontana and San Bernardino, reaching speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour with the suspect running several stop signs and red lights, narrowly missing several pedestrians. The suspect then entered the northbound 215 freeway traveling southbound at a high rate of speed into oncoming traffic continuing to jeopardize the safety of the public. A deputy from the Sheriff’s Aviation Division fired at the suspect’s vehicle, striking it several times. The suspect jumped out of the moving vehicle and ran a few yards before collapsing on the side of the roadway.”

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Press Release continued saying, “The suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene. The suspect was struck by gunfire prior to jumping out of the moving vehicle. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.”

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** As of 7:20am PT on Saturday, September 19th, 2015: **

– According to California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 8, all northbound lanes of Interstate 215 in Devore, California is reopened as of 7:00am PT on Saturday, September 19th, 2015.

In regards to the vehicle crash that happened at the end of the police pursuit, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the suspect vehicle continued moving forward and collided with an uninvolved blue SUV.

There were 3 occupants in the vehicle who received injuries and were transported to a local area hospital for treatment.

The adult male and 13 year old juvenile male were treated and released from the hospital.

The adult female remains hospitalized and is recovering from her injuries.

The adult female reportedly underwent surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, California.

Investigators say it’s rare for San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies to shoot from their helicopter, but San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies are trained to do so, including when a suspect poses a threat to public safety.

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** As of 3:00am PT on Saturday, September 19th, 2015: **

– According to the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information Page, all northbound lanes of Interstate 215 in Devore, California may be reopen by 5:00am PT on Saturday, September 19th, 2015.

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** As of 11:00pm PT on Friday, September 18th, 2015: **

– All lanes of northbound Interstate 215 in Devore, California remained closed after a police pursuit ends in a crash and an officer involved shooting.

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Authorities continue to investigate the crash and officer involved shooting.

Authorities are hoping to have all lanes of northbound Interstate 215 open by morning on Saturday, September 19th, 2015.

Traffic is being detoured around the closure onto side streets and onto Interstate 15 which are also jammed up with traffic as people are heading home or heading out to their weekend destinations.

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** As of 3:49pm PT on Friday, September 18th, 2015: **

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All lanes of northbound Interstate 215 in Devore, California is closed after a police pursuit ends in a crash and an officer involved shooting.

The police pursuit began at around 1:00pm PT on Friday, September 18th, 2015 in Fontana, California.

According to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Olivia Bozek, authorities initially tried to pull over a suspect involved in a home invasion and was under surveillance by a special enforcement team.

The suspect refused to pull over and led authorities on a police pursuit reaching speeds as high as 100 mph.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Olivia Bozek, the suspect vehicle drove southbound along the northbound lanes of Interstate 215.

As the suspect bailed out of the vehicle on the wrong side of the interstate, the suspect’s vehicle crashed into another oncoming vehicle on northbound Interstate 215 at the Little League Drive overpass.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the suspect was shot by a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Helicopter and the suspect later died.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Helicopter was following the suspect during the police pursuit.

Bullet holes can be seen on the driver side of the suspect’s vehicle’s front window.

At least 3 people inside the other vehicle were transported to a nearby hospital, but the extent of their injuries is unknown.

The crash on northbound Interstate 215 at the Little League Drive overpass has closed all lanes of northbound Interstate 215 at Palm Avenue in Devore, California and traffic is backed up to Interstate 210.

As the investigation is ongoing, authorities have not given an estimate on how long northbound Interstate 215 would be closed.

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Breaking News!!: Devore, CA: Police pursuit ends in crash and officer involved shooting on Interstate 215.

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Breaking News!!: Devore, CA: Police pursuit ends in crash and officer involved shooting on Interstate 215.

All lanes of northbound Interstate 215 in Devore, California is closed after a police pursuit ends in a crash and an officer involved shooting.

The police pursuit began at around 1:00pm PT on Friday, September 18th, 2015 in Fontana, California.

According to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Olivia Bozek, authorities initially tried to pull over a suspect involved in a home invasion and was under surveillance by a special enforcement team.

The suspect refused to pull over and led authorities on a police pursuit reaching speeds as high as 100 mph.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Olivia Bozek, the suspect vehicle drove southbound along the northbound lanes of Interstate 215.

As the suspect bailed out of the vehicle on the wrong side of the interstate, the suspect’s vehicle crashed into another oncoming vehicle on northbound Interstate 215 at the Little League Drive overpass.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the suspect was shot by a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Helicopter and the suspect later died.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Helicopter was following the suspect during the police pursuit.

Bullet holes can be seen on the driver side of the suspect’s vehicle’s front window.

At least 3 people inside the other vehicle were transported to a nearby hospital, but the extent of their injuries is unknown.

The crash on northbound Interstate 215 at the Little League Drive overpass has closed all lanes of northbound Interstate 215 at Palm Avenue in Devore, California and traffic is backed up to Interstate 210.

As the investigation is ongoing, authorities have not given an estimate on how long northbound Interstate 215 would be closed.

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News Update!!: Victorville, CA: Man who was beaten by authorities after horse pursuit charged.

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News Update!!: Victorville, CA: Man who was beaten by authorities after horse pursuit charged.

The man who was beaten by several San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies after a horse pursuit that was captured by a news helicopter camera on Thursday, April 9th, 2015 arrived at the courthouse on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 in Victorville, California.

The man, 30 year old Francis Jared Pusok of Apple Valley, California, was reprtedly late to his court arraignment and supposed to be at court at 8:00am PT.

When Francis Jared Pusok didn’t show up to his court arraignment, the judge was about to issue a bench warrant for his arrest, but Francis Jared Pusok would suddenly appeared 3 hours later at 11:00am PT.

Francis Jared Pusok’s Attorney Jim Terrell took the blame for his client being late, but wouldn’t elaborate on how his client could almost miss his court arraignment.

During the court arraignment, Francis Jared Pusok pleaded not guilty to several criminal charges including resisting arrest, and evading arrest in his 3 hour long police pursuit that included a stolen horse which happened before 3:00pm PT on Thursday, April 9th, 2015.

That horse pursuit ended when Francis Jared Pusok fell of the horse and well on the ground, was caught on camera by a news helicopter from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 being beaten by several San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies.

Since the incident, at least 10 San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies are being investigated for the beating of Francis Jared Pusok, and members of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved during a closed session of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Meeting on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 in San Bernardino, California to pay $650,000 in a settlement with the San Bernardino County to Francis Jared Pusok in order to avoid a lawsuit.

Francis Jared Pusok’s pregnant girlfriend, 31 year old Jolene Bindner, was formally charged on allegations that she and Francis Jared Pusok were in possession of 3 stolen trailers,

Jolene Bindner pleaded not guilty and the judge allowed Jolene Bindner to remain free because of she is pregnant.

Prosecutors asked the judge to raise Francis Jared Pusok’s bail from $100,000 to $575,000 which the judge set Francis Jared Pusok’s bail at $450,000.

Francis Jared Pusok’s attorney called the set bail a political move because his client was paid $650,000 by the county to prevent lawsuits in the beating case.

Because of Francis Jared Pusok’s bail was raised, Francis Jared Pusok was taken into police custody.

According to Prosecutor Shannon Faherty, what happened in court wasn’t about retaliation, but it was about the law.

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News Update!!: Twentynine Palms, CA: Identities of 2 marines killed in helicopter crash publicly released.

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News Update!!: Twentynine Palms, CA: Identities of 2 marines killed in helicopter crash publicly released.

 

The identities of 2 marines who were killed in helicopter crash on Friday have been publicly released on Sunday, January 25th, 2015 as 32 year old Captain Elizabeth Kealey and 25 year old 1st Lieutenant Adam Satterfield.

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This picture from The Fallen ‏ (Twitter Username: @War_Casualties) shows Captain Elizabeth Kealey.

 

According to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Public Affairs Office, Captain Elizabeth Kealey is reportedly from Indiana, Pennsylvania; was a Marine since 2005; served as a UH-1Y Huey helicopter pilot and weapons training instructor; was deployed twice with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and once to Afghanistan; and was awarded the Air Medal with three Strike/Flight awards as well as the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with gold star in lieu of second award.

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This picture from The Fallen ‏ (Twitter Username: @War_Casualties) shows 1st Lieutenant Adam Satterfield.

 

According to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Public Affairs Office, 1st Lieutenant Adam Satterfield is an Oldham, Kentucky native; was a helicopter pilot and commissioned into the Marine Corps in 2011.

 

According to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Public Affairs Office, both Captain Elizabeth Kealey and 1st Lieutenant Adam Satterfield died from their injuries sustained when a 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing UH-1Y Huey Helicopter crashed while conducting routine flight operations at around 4:40pm PT on Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at the base in Twentynine Palms, California.

 

The 3rd marine aircraft wing chopper was carrying 2 marines when it went down and the 2 marines died as a result of their injuries.

 

Military authorities are saying that the helicopter crash is under investigation.

 

Our deepest condolences, thoughts, and prayers go out to the family and friends of both Captain Elizabeth Kealey and 1st Lieutenant Adam Satterfield.

 

Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story.

 

** Pictures were courtesy of The Fallen ‏ (Twitter Username: @War_Casualties). **

Breaking News!!: Hollywood, CA: KTLA 5 news helicopter makes an emergency landing after smoke was spotted.

Breaking News!!: Hollywood, CA: KTLA 5 news helicopter makes an emergency landing after smoke was spotted.

Scare moments in the sky over Hollywood, California on Monday, August 27th, 2012 as a news helicopter for KTLA Channel 5 had to make an emergency landing after being alerted by another news helicopter pilot from CBS affiliate KCBS Channel 2 that smoke was pouring out of their engine.

** Picture from CBS affiliate KCBS Channel 2: **

The KTLA news helicopter known as “Sky 5” and the KCBS news helicopter known as “SKY 2” were covering a breaking news story in Hollywood, California when SKY 2 Pilot noticed smoke from the engine of the Sky 5 news helicopter.

KCBS Channel 2’s News Helicopter Pilot Dan Catalano alerted KTLA Channel 5’s News Helicopter Pilot Tim Lynn by radio about the smoke coming from their news helicopter and told KTLA Channel 5’s News Helicopter Pilot Tim Lynn to land the news helicopter.

Dramatic video captured by CBS affiliated KCBS Channel 2’s News Helicopter as smoke poured out of the KTLA Channel 5’s News Helicopter as the news helicopter looks for a safe place to land.

KTLA Channel 5’s News Helicopter Pilot Tim Lynn landing safely in a vacant parking lot at Highland Boulevard and Franklin Avenue in Hollywood, California and immediately shut down the engine to the news helicopter.

Both KTLA Channel 5’s News Helicopter Pilot Tim Lynn and KTLA Channel 5’s Photographer Jeff Laabs quickly exited their news helicopter uninjured and safe.

The Los Angeles City Fire Department as well as Los Angeles Police Department arrived soon after the emergency landing and inspected the news helicopter.

According to Los Angeles City Fire Department Officials, a crack in the engine of the news helicopter caused an oil leak which then led to the emergency landing.

According to CBS affiliated KCBS Channel 2, KTLA Channel 5’s News Helicopter Pilot Tim Lynn was taught how to fly by KCBS Channel 2 News Helicopter Pilot Dan Catalano and when Catalano told him to land, he knew that was his best and only option.

KTLA Channel 5’s News Helicopter Pilot Tim Lynn gave thanks to the news helicopter crew at KCBS Channel 2 for alerting them to the smoke and engine trouble.

** ZachNews would like to say great work to Sky 5 Pilot Tim Lynn and Sky 5 Photographer Jeff Laabs for remaining calm and safely landing the news helicopter well keeping the public safe. **

** ZachNews would like to also say great work to SKY 2 Pilot Dan Catalano and SKY 2 Reporter Stu Mundel for caring for the safety of your fellow news colleagues. **

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