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12 years out of production but Vibes still sometimes show up in the news, usually bad news.
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Cleveland OH
https://www.cleveland.com/community/202 ... otter.html
Drug abuse: Brookpark Road

During a Dec. 21 traffic stop of a Pontiac Vibe with an equipment violation on Brookpark Road, police discovered that the Garfield Heights driver had drugs. The man was arrested for drug abuse.
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Missouri

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Rollover Accident in Vernon County
Updated:10:47 am CDT January 6, 2022

Missouri High Patrol responded to two-car accident on Wednesday, January 5th on Interstate 49 at the 105.6 Mile marker in Vernon County at approximately 6:07pm.

The accident occurred when a 2003 Pontiac Vibe driven by Stephen Stover, 61 of Elkins Arkansas, struck a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban, driven by Hilda Martinez, 48 of Carthage Missouri. 2003 Pontiac overturned and ejected Mr. Stover.

Steven Stover sustained serious injuries and was transported by Helicopter to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin Missouri.

The 2003 Pontiac was towed from the scene by Garwoods Wrecker and the 2000 Suburban was driven from the scene.
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Bar Harbor Maine

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Island Police: Crash on Eden Street sends two to hospital
January 6, 2022 on Cops & Courts, News

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At 4 a.m. on Dec. 30, a 2006 Pontiac Vibe being driven by Brooke L. Springer, 20, of Sullivan, was traveling westbound on Eden Street in Bar Harbor when it left the roadway and struck a rock wall before overturning and coming to a rest on its driver’s side. According to the police report, two occupants of the vehicle were taken to Mount Desert Island Hospital. The Vibe was towed from the scene.
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Sugarland YX

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Police looking for driver who hit, killed man walking on US Highway 59 near South Parkway
Thursday, December 23, 2021

SUGAR LAND, Texas (KTRK) -- Sugar Land police say they are looking for a hit-and-run driver who killed a man who was walking on the northbound feeder road of U.S. Highway 59 on Monday night.

Austin Reese, 37, was walking near South Parkway at about 8:48 p.m. when he was hit by a light colored 2003-2004 Pontiac Vibe, according to police.

Police said the driver, who they believe is a man, did not stop and sped off.

Surveillance video recovered from a nearby gas station shows the vehicle drive through the parking lot shortly after the crash.

Reese was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Anyone with information concerning the hit-and-run, the vehicle or the driver is urged to contact Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS.
website has gas station video (after 30 sec. ad) of a monotone satellite Vibe with aftermarket roof rack crossbars and damage to the front passenger fender. Steelies with no wheel covers on the passenger side. Article says its a 03-04, but to me at first the grill looked more like 05-08, but maybe 03-04, what do you think?
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1ZZ engine made someone's list of most reliable engines

https://www.hotcars.com/most-reliable-car-engines/

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Toyota 1ZZ Engine

Next up is another entry for Toyota — the 1ZZ engine. The 1ZZ is the first engine in the Toyota ZZ family, and it's also an inline-4 DOHC engine made with the same materials as the 2AR engine. However, these offer a lower displacement which is optimized for fuel efficiency for their more economical cars.

This engine was such a success, they have decided to equip it in a variety of cars. Ranging from sedans, coupes, small SUVs, and even mid-engined cars. Applications for this engine are on the Toyota Corolla, Toyota MR2 Spyder, Lotus Elise, Toyota Wish, Toyota Allion, Toyota Matrix, or Pontiac Vibe.

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Most news, is bad news. That's how the news works, unfortunately.
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You can add just about any Honda engine to that list. My vote is for the L series engine put in the first generation Fit (US version) with the 1.5 liter engine. Drives like a roller skate and must have been the engine Mazda engineers studied before coming up with their zoom-zoom campaign. I swear you can pour sand down the fill hole and the thing will keep on running. Trying to keep the car looking nice while attaining the expected 300,000 miles is another issue :lol:
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It's been interesting watching the news alerts change over the years.

Also interesting to see Vibe news stories from abroad where the cars were never sold. Presumably where our dead Vibes somehow go on to live and die another life.
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https://chroniclet.com/news/289469/elyria-police/

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Elyria police

Monday, Dec. 13

10:13 a.m. — Foxes Lair Apartments, West River Road North, theft. Jerrad Londo, 35, of Brookfield Drive, was arrested on a felony receiving stolen property charge and possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. An employee of Vasu Communications Inc. reported that someone cut the catalytic converter off his company van. Elyria police had earlier recovered the stolen parts at Great Lakes Honda West on Leona Street after Londo's gray 2003 Pontiac Vibe reportedly was found parked among the new cars there with two stolen catalytic converters, a Sawzall blade and a crack pipe inside. The stolen parts, worth $1,537, were positively matched to the van. Londo was taken to the Lorain County Jail.
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Hmmm ... that's just to the east of me :o Gotta love the details that a smaller town puts into their public notice sections of the newspaper. Wouldn't want to get caught in that town.
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https://www.beaconjournal.com/story/new ... 213521002/
Two arrested on gun, drug charges after car chase involving Akron police, highway patrol
Akron Beacon Journal
Jan 25, 2002


Two people were arrested early Tuesday morning on weapons and drug charges following a pursuit that involved Akron police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

A man and a woman were arrested after their vehicle crashed into a snow drift near Grant and Sherman streets, Akron police reported.

Police said they attempted a traffic stop about 11:45 p.m. Monday for suspicious activity and an equipment violation near Copley Road and South Hawkins Avenue. Police said the car, a Pontiac Vibe, refused to stop.

Akron police gave chase and ended pursuit on Interstate 76 at State Route 43 in Portage County and returned to the city limits. The Highway Patrol then went after the vehicle, Akron police said in a news release. The chase went into Stark County as well, Akron police said.


Police said 20 minutes later the Pontiac Vibe returned to Akron, with Akron police again chasing the car until it crashed.

The female driver, 32, got out of the car and ran but was stopped and arrested shortly after without incident, police said. Police said they recovered a handgun near her feet.

A front seat male passenger, 30, also ran out and was chased and arrested. Police said they found him with a backpack that contained a stolen handgun, methamphetamine, suspected fentanyl, marijuana and related drug paraphernalia.


The woman was charged with tampering with evidence, obstructing official business, carry concealed weapon, improper handling, weapons under disability, and failure to comply with order of a police officer. She was taken to Summit County Jail.

The male was charged with trafficking in drugs, two counts of drug abuse, weapons under disability, and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle. He was taken to Cleveland Clinic Akron General for medical evaluation and then taken to Summit County Jail.


Two other adult passengers in the car were released and not charged.
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Wow. 2002. That was a brand spanking new one, must have been very different from what the cops were used to chasing.
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Chase lasted over 20 minutes. Usually that only happens with performance cars. Reiterates the Vibe would have made a good police car.
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Apparently some police switched to Vibes for 'greener' vehicles.

If you search for "pontiac vibe" on chron.com (the Houston Chronicle) you get a number of hits.
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https://www.coastreporter.net/local-new ... an-5012389
1/31/2022
Sechelt, BC
Sunshine Coast RCMP looking for missing woman

Meagan Sheridan has not been seen for about a week


Meagan Sheridan
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Sunshine Coast RCMP is asking for the public's help in finding Meagan Sheridan, 49.

Sheridan lives in Sechelt and is described as white, 5'1'', 110 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes, in an RCMP news release Jan. 31.


Sheridan has not been seen for about a week and was last seen driving a blue/grey 2003 Pontiac Vibe with the license plate LR225D.

"If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of SHERIDAN or the vehicle, they are asked to call police or email Karen.whitby@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. File SC RCMP 2022-605," said the release.
article includes her picture
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Article must have been updated recently. It now says "they found the missing woman". Hope they found the Vibe too :lol:
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tpollauf wrote: Tue Feb 01, 2022 7:47 pm Article must have been updated recently. It now says "they found the missing woman". Hope they found the Vibe too :lol:
That was quick. Glad the Viber is ok



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Police searching for 1 suspect after carjacking on Lake Avenue

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Created: February 01, 2022 09:13 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Rochester Police are looking for a suspect in a carjacking that happened on the 400 block of Lake Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

Police say two men took another man's Pontiac Vibe at gunpoint just before 2 p.m.

Police later spotted the car on Lyell Avenue and were able to take it and one 51-year-old man into custody after a brief chase.

The other suspect got away, according to police.

Police searching for 1 suspect after carjacking on Lake Avenue

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.
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Seems like the carjackers have aged right along with the cars.
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Feb 9, 2022

https://www.republictimes.net/vehicle-v ... maeystown/

Maeystown Illinois, Vibe vs. train

a young driver accidentally stuck their Vibe on train tracks, everybody got out before the train came.

article has a picture of the mangled Vibe but site doesn't allow copying picture or text
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Trussville, AL Feb 14, 2022

https://www.wvtm13.com/article/jefferso ... h/39081475#
Trussville PD: 2 in custody, 1 on the run after fleeing traffic stop

TRUSSVILLE, Ala. —
Two people are in custody and one person is still on the run after a car fled a traffic stop conducted by Trussville police Monday afternoon.

Trussville police said officers attempted to stop a silver Pontiac Vibe with a R and S Automotive drive-off tag traveling on Interstate 59 South near Chalkville Mountain Road around 3:46 p.m., but the man driving wouldn't pull over. It's unclear what prompted the attempted traffic stop.

Officers then began pursuing the vehicle and contacted Birmingham police and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office to assist. During the pursuit, the fleeing driver hit another vehicle near the Roebuck Walmart and continued to flee until it came to a stop in the 1300 block of 6th Street Northwest in Center Point. Two people were taken into custody there.

The male driver then fled and led officers on a foot chase through the woods until they lost sight of him. Authorities are still searching for him as of 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Police K9 units and JCSO's STAR 1 helicopter were deployed during the search, but have since cleared the scene.

During the investigation, Trussville police discovered the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Birmingham.
site has video of after the chase, a TV news report at the top, longer raw footage at the bottom.
Vibe took some damage in the chase. Has crossbars, so likely 03-04
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joatmon wrote: Wed Feb 16, 2022 4:57 am Feb 9, 2022

https://www.republictimes.net/vehicle-v ... maeystown/

Maeystown Illinois, Vibe vs. train

a young driver accidentally stuck their Vibe on train tracks, everybody got out before the train came.

article has a picture of the mangled Vibe but site doesn't allow copying picture or text
I did manage to pull a copy of the photo. I'll show that to the wife and kid later. It actually looks like they'd have survived intact, from what I can see. Amazing.
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joatmon wrote: Wed Feb 16, 2022 4:57 amhttps://www.republictimes.net/vehicle-v ... maeystown/

article has a picture of the mangled Vibe but site doesn't allow copying picture or text
You can usually click on "save page as" and get into the HTML and copy/paste everything from there.
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Emergency personnel responded about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday to a crash involving an SUV and a train at the railroad crossing on Bluff Road at Outlet Road west of Maeystown.
Fortunately, no injuries were reported. There were three occupants in the vehicle, which had its front end knocked off in the collision. The driver was a 15-year-old female who had one of her parents as a passenger. The train was traveling north.
Responding agencies included the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Valmeyer Police Department and Monroe County EMS. A Union Pacific official also responded to the scene.
Police said the young driver of a 2007 Pontiac Vibe accidentally drove straight instead of following the railroad crossing angle to the right, resulting in the SUV getting stuck on the tracks. The driver and passengers – 43-year-old Michael D. Berg and an 11-year-old female – exited the vehicle before the collision occurred.
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Morning Crash Leads to Salem Man Having Two Arrests On File
Feb 18, 2022

Licking, MO. – Stanley Ray, age 64 of Salem, was driving Eastbound in a 2003 Pontiac Vibe 3 miles east of Licking on February 17th, 2022, when he traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned. He was then transported to Texas County Memorial Hospital following the crash for his injuries.

Master Sergeant D.B. Pounds of the Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated the crash, and following this, Stanley Ray was charged with Driving While Intoxicated – Aggravated Offender, Felony Driving while revoked, no seat belt, and failure to drive on the right side of the roadway resulting in a crash.

While the crash occurred at roughly 11 AM, and initial charges were filed at around noon, later that day further checks into Stanley’s background showed that he was wanted for Child Cruelty out of Crawford county.

Stanley sustained moderate injuries in the crash and is set to be held within the Texas County Jail.
maybe not the model citizen we hope vibers are

"3 miles east of Licking" sounds like a euphemism for something
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https://www.fontanaheraldnews.com/news/ ... c2361.html

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Fontana Police Department investigates alleged 'Peeping Tom' case
Mar 3, 2022 Updated Mar 8, 2022

Fontana Police Department detectives are investigating an alleged “Peeping Tom” case and are seeking input from residents who may have been victimized.

The suspect was identified as Gilberto Gonzales, 27, and investigators discovered numerous videos in his possession, according to a Facebook post by the P.D. on March 3.

Gonzales was allegedly secretly recording female victims at various restrooms, changing rooms, retail stores, restaurants, massage parlors, hospitals, and doctors' offices while driving his white 2006 Pontiac Vibe through city neighborhoods, police said.


The suspect parked his vehicle in public areas where women walked by on the sidewalk and recorded himself masturbating, police said.


“It appears several women may have been victims of seeing him masturbate,” police said on Facebook.

Investigators believe there are additional victims who have not been identified. Persons who were victims of being secretly recorded or of Gonzales exposing himself to them are urged to call Detective Weiske at (909) 350-7774.
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While disturbing, I wouldn't call seeing someone masturbating a 'victimization'.

One hand on the wheel, one hand on the stick?
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Two for today. At least in these, the Vibes were in accidents caused by other vehicles, and not in the news due to some despicable behavior of the vibers

Youngstown OH
https://www.vindy.com/news/local-news/2 ... -in-crash/
a man named Damon Cobbs, fleeing police in a Chrysler 300, crashed into a Vibe driven by pregnant 20 year old Katrina Betts,
City man sentenced in crash
Injured woman and ended her pregnancy
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{long story about police chase}
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“The vehicle then continued accelerating without braking into the intersection on Albert at the Himrod Avenue Expressway. There the auto ran the red light and caused a massive crash between it and a blue Pontiac Vibe,” the report states.

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Betts was ejected from her vehicle and was seriously injured, the report states. Her condition at the hospital was “critical.”

Betts told The Vindicator on Friday she suffered three fractures in her spine, was in a coma for several days at the hospital, suffered a brain injury, a shattered hip and had to have a rod implanted in her knee. Her damaged spleen had to be removed.

‘HARDEST YEAR’

In her statement to Sweeney before sentencing, Betts said the past 10 months since the crash has been “the hardest year of my life.

“I was excited to have my second child. I was really confused when the nurses said I was in an accident. I truly didn’t know what was going on. My memory was like a black hole.”

She added, “I remember the day I sat up for the first time, walking for the first time and just crying.” She said “there’s no way that I actually flew through a windshield.”

Rob Andrews, Mahoning County assistant prosecutor, told Sweeney that Betts suffered severe injuries in the crash, some of which “she will never recover from.”
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https://lebtown.com/2022/03/14/blotter- ... y-conduct/
Vehicle Accident – At 12:42 p.m. March 2, a two-vehicle crash occurred on South College Street just south of King Street involving a 2006 Pontiac Vibe driven by a 45-year-old Lititz man and a 2013 Chevrolet Express mail truck driven by an 86-year-old Myerstown man. Both vehicles were traveling north on College Street when, according to the police report, the mail truck was “traveling at a speed that was greater than reasonable” and struck the rear bumper of the Pontiac, causing disabling damage to both vehicles. All occupants were wearing their seatbelts and drivers reported no injuries, police said, but an 83-year-old female passenger in the mail truck sustained suspected minor injuries and was taken by Myerstown First Aid Unit to Hershey Medical Center. The Myerstown man was cited for driving vehicle at safe speed.
I expect that's a typo in the last sentence, likely supposed to be "driving vehicle at UNsafe speed"
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joatmon wrote: Tue Mar 15, 2022 5:58 pm
I expect that's a typo in the last sentence, likely supposed to be "driving vehicle at UNsafe speed"
You never know. I was ticketed for having an 'obscured license plate' that the prosecutor looked at the photo, and said "I see you fixed your obscured license plate". I then pointed out that it was the original obscured plate, and showed her a picture without the protective cover. She then said 'I think we'll dismiss this one.'

Cops will ticket for ANYTHING, especially if they're in a mood. They don't care if they're overridden later, because they'll never show up anyway.

So, maybe the cop was trying to get it tossed out of court later :)
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https://www.lockhaven.com/news/police-c ... arch-23-4/

Pennsylvania
MILESBURG — State police at Rockview investigated a one-vehicle crash that took place along Interstate 80 in Boggs Township, Centre County, on March 15.

According to police, a 2009 Pontiac Vibe being driven by Katelynn Mahan, 18, of Girard, Pa., was traveling along I-80 when her vehicle went off the roadway and struck a ditch. The Vibe rolled four times before coming to rest.

Mahan was not hurt in the crash. Police were assisted at the scene by Rich’s Amoco. Mahan was cited for her role in the 4:42 a.m. crash.
rolled four times and was not hurt.
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sometimes google comes up with stuff I don't want

https://thegolfwire.com/royal-albartros ... -v2-major/
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London, UK — In celebration of golf’s first major of 2022, Royal Albartross—the British premium golf and lifestyle brand—introduces a new collectible men’s shoe, the Pontiac V2 Major, in white with green laces and accents.

This refresh of a long-time favorite puts the emphasis on comfort, with padded ankle collars, tongue, and ultra-soft leather linings, including bio-mechanically-designed insoles. The Pontiac V2 Major is anchored by the all-new, lightweight NOVA-01 sole, which provides a sure grip and stability. Textured Italian leather uppers complete the shoe’s laid-back, off-course vibe.


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Chattanooga TN

https://www.chattanoogan.com/2022/3/25/ ... Argue.aspx
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An officer observed a suspicious white Pontiac Vibe parked in a grassy area on Curtis Street. The car had sticks underneath the front tires of the vehicle and appeared to be stuck in the yard, often associated with possible stolen vehicles. Upon approach of the car there was no tag located on it and it was unoccupied. The officer ran the car’s VIN through info channel and found that it was registered to a man from Nashville.
This was only one entry in a list of various police actions. Looks like Chattanooga is a relatively calm town if that's all that made the police blotter
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https://www.lockhaven.com/news/police-c ... arch-29-2/

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Crash with injuries

LAMAR — State police at Lamar responded to a crash with injuries at Interstate 80 milemarker 172 in Porter Township.

According to police, the crash occurred on March 28 as Serrano Rubi, 26, of Granite City, Ill., lost control of his Pontiac Vibe in the snow squall.

The vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. Both Rubi and his passenger, Crystal Pena, 28, also of Granite City, Ill., sustained injuries and were transported from the scene to UPMC Lock Haven and Geisinger Medical Center, police said in their report.

Tressler’s Towing towed the vehicle from the scene of the crash.
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THP: Woman dies in head-on crash on S. Northshore Drive near Concord Park
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Updated: 4:34 PM EDT March 31, 2022

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. — A woman is dead after a head-on crash reported on South Northshore Drive near Concord Park on Wednesday, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Knox County Rural Metro Fire, Knox County Rescue, and AMR responded to a two-vehicle crash on South Northshore Drive near Concord Park around 3:10 p.m., according to Rural Metro.

When crews arrived, they said they found two vehicles had crashed head-on, blocking all of S. Northshore. The vehicles involved were a 2008 Dodge Avenger driven by Tyler Trovillo, 34, of Knoxville, and a 2007 Pontiac Vibe driven by Suzanne Russel, 68, of Knoxville, THP said.

Rural Metro said none of the drivers were trapped.

Russel was transported to University of Tennessee Medical Center with what appeared to be life-threatening injuries. THP said that she died as a result of her injuries.

The other driver, Trovillo, ended up getting treatment at UT Medical Center for treatment for what his family said were broken bones, including broken ribs.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Charges are pending for Trovillo, the THP report states.
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https://www.exploreclarion.com/2022/04/ ... rt-update/
FARMINGTON TWP., Pa. (EYT) – State Police in Marienville released the details of a one-vehicle crash that occurred on State Route 36 on March 22.

According to police, the accident happened around 7:55 a.m. on Tuesday, March 22, north on State Route 36, just north of the intersection of Mealy Drive, in Farmington Township, Clarion County.

Police say a 17-year-old female, of Leeper, was traveling in a 2006 Pontiac Vibe and swerved the vehicle for an animal on the roadway. She lost control of the vehicle and exited the right side of the road hitting a utility pole.

The teen suffered suspected minor injuries but was not transported to a medical facility.

According to police, Farmington Volunteer Fire Department and Snyder’s AutoBody assisted state troopers at the scene.

PSP Marienville released the above report on Saturday, April 2, 2022.
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Vehicle crosses centerline, causing Wymore collision
No serious injuries from Thursday morning crash
Friday, April 1st 2022, 6:21 AM CDT
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BEATRICE – A highway collision in Wymore Thursday morning was caused by a vehicle crossing the centerline and colliding with another.

Gage County Sheriff’s deputies say a Pontiac Vibe driven by 20-year-old Elizabeth Sayers of Wymore was traveling south on U.S. Highway 77 when her vehicle crossed the center line and collided with a northbound Chrysler Pacifica van, driven by 38-year-old Lovone Rabstejnek, of Wymore.

Sayers told authorities she apparently fell asleep before her vehicle crossed the centerline.

No injuries were reported at the scene, but the driver of the van admitted herself and three children for examination for injuries. Wymore Fire and Rescue responded to the scene.

The collision happened near U.S. 77 and H Street, at around 8 a.m., Thursday. The driver of the Pontiac was cited for driving left of center.
wonder if she fell asleep at 8 am because of DST
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El Paso TX
Two drivers fled the scene of fiery multi-vehicle crash at I-10 and Hawkins

Update (4/11) - El Paso police say two drivers ran from the scene of a fatal multi-vehicle crash. Their identities remain unknown.

Investigators say the first crash happened at 5:49 a.m. on I-10 east at Hawkins when the driver of a Corvette lost control and crashed into the center median. The Corvette came to a stop. The driver of a Tahoe going the same direction rear-ended a Pontiac Vibe, causing the Pontiac Vibe to lose control, hit a cement barrier and burst into flames. The driver of the Pontiac Vibe died due to his injuries. That victim's identity has not been released.

An El Paso woman, Yvonne Delgado, reached out to our newsroom and said her brother was the man who died in the fiery crash. She identified him as Raymond Barron. Delgado said her brother was a hard-working man and was on his way to work as a security guard when the crash happened.



“I can’t cope with it. I don’t know how I’m coping with it day-by-day. It’s just too much," Delgado said, fighting back tears.

Police say the drivers of the Corvette and Tahoe fled the scene.

Delgado and her family are calling on the two drivers to turn themselves in.

"Please, if you’re out there and you did this to him, please just come forward. We want closure. Why did you do this to him? He was just an innocent man going to work," Delgado said.

Police are asking anyone with information to call them at 915-212-4080.

EL PASO, Texas -- One person has died following a multi-vehicle crash which caused at least one car to catch fire on I-10 and Hawkins.

According to first responders, the incident involved three vehicles. The collision happened in the eastbound lanes.

Officials confirmed that one person died following the multi-vehicle crash. At this stage, they were unable to tell us if anyone else is injured and needed to be taken to the hospital.

The incident happened just before 6 a.m.
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The drivers of the other two vehicles have been identified and arrested. Apparently both were going over 110 mph when they hit the Vibe.
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This one's about a less than upright citizen

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High Speed Chase And Crash Leads To Numerous Charges

Jamestown, CA — This week a sheriff’s deputy did a record check on a Pontiac Vibe spotted near Highway 108 and Mill Villa Road during the early morning hours.

There was a man and woman inside, and the male driver accelerated and took off. There was a high-speed chase where the driver went over the double yellow lines, ran stop signs, and eventually turned into a dead-end parking lot in the area of the Royal Carriage Inn. The woman inside jumped out and took off running and the driver then attempted to swerve around the patrol vehicle, hitting it multiple times.

He then tried to drive over a nearby dirt hill and became stuck. He took off running and was captured. 32-year-old Ryan Wardwell had six misdemeanor warrants and was on parole.

The investigation then led to a nearby hotel room and officials arrested another man, 26-year-old Shea Green, who was trying to escape through the bathroom window. Green had six misdemeanor warrants and four felony warrants.

During the probation search deputies located approximately 83 grams of Fentanyl concealed in a false compartment of an aerosol can, 16 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, 3 grams of methamphetamine, drug use paraphernalia, a digital scale and just under $1000 cash.
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I think they listed the scale because a scale, on it's own, isn't illegal, but if you have illegal substances, it becomes 'drug paraphernalia'. Just like a bong isn't illegal until you _also_ have pot - then it's a double whammy.
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Sisseton Man Crashes Vehicle in Blue Dog Lake

We were sent this photo from a listener yesterday and had very limited information at the time. We have now received information from the SD Highway Patrol preliminary report.

Kendell Decoteau-Gill, 28, from Sisseton was driving a 2008 Pontiac Vibe, failed to negotiate a curve about 5 miles northeast of Waubay and crashed the vehicle into the waters of Blue Dog Lake. It was later recovered, the driver had minor injuries and was taken to a healthcare facility in Sisseton.
Article has picture of a Pontiac Vibe being pulled from a lake by a crane
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Silva Resident Flown To Hospital Following Car Crash In Wayne County

(Silva) A resident of Silva was seriously injured in a one car crash Monday morning in Wayne County.

The Highway Patrol says the accident took place on Highway 34, six miles east of Silva when a Pontiac Vibe driven by 65-year-old Debra Kirkpatrick ran off the road, struck a culvert and then overturned.

Kirkpatrick was seriously injured and was flown to St. Louis University Hospital for treatment.
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Clay County, KS

On March 3 at 8:34 AM the Clay County Sheriff's Department was called to the scene of an accident on UO24 and Jayhawk Rd. A red 2009 Pontiac Vibe, driven by Dylan Woodcox from Abilene KS., was traveling west bound on highway 24 and went into oncoming lane onto shoulder, jerked car back onto the road swerving across both lanes and rolled over into the north side ditch. Wilder Automotive removed the vehicle from the scene.
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4 May 2022
New Bloomfield man charged after chase from Callaway County into Boone county

CALLAWAY COUNTY, Mo. (KMIZ)

A New Bloomfield man is facing multiple charges after leading law enforcement on a chase through Callaway and Boone County.

A Callaway County prosecutor has charged Russell Miller with resisting arrest, failure to register a motor vehicle, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.

According to a probable cause statement, on Tuesday a Callaway County deputy attempted to stop a 2009 Pontiac Vibe with plates registered to a Honda Accord. The vehicle drove off and reached speeds in excess of 90 mph during the chase.

Miller eventually stopped the vehicle and ran off on foot before being taken into custody.

According to court documents, deputies found a meth pipe on Miller and a spoon with meth residue in the vehicle.

Upon a Miranda interview, Miller admitted to using the pipe for smoking meth.

Millers is currently on probation for drug possession.

An initial appearance was scheduled for Wednesday and a hearing is scheduled for June 17. A defense attorney is not listed for Miller according to online court documents.
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Man accused of lighting woman’s vehicle on fire using blanket
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Posted: May 6, 2022 3:37 PM EDT

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – A man was arrested after he allegedly lit a building manager’s vehicle on fire, according to the probable cause affidavit.

On July 20, 2020, the South Bend Police Department was informed that a 2006 Pontiac Vibe was destroyed by fire while parked on West Riverside Court.

No one was in the vehicle.

Security footage captured a man, later identified as John Schwind, leave his apartment on West Riverside Court, approach the vehicle, and then walk away.

The vehicle was in flames after Schwind walked away from it, according to reports.

No one else was seen near the vehicle just before the fire.

According to surveillance video, at 9:33 p.m. that night, Schwind can be seen leaving his apartment carrying a tan-colored piece of luggage.

He then places the luggage in a dumpster near where the victim’s vehicle is parked.

At 9:45 p.m., Schwind walks back inside his apartment and two minutes later, he leaves it again carrying what looks like a blanket.

He walks directly to the victim’s vehicle and is at it for less than a minute before he walks away and heads toward a picnic table, reports said.

The table has a direct line of sight with the vehicle.

At 9:50 p.m., the first flames can be seen coming from underneath the vehicle, near the vehicle’s front end.

Schwind walks inside the building at 10:01 p.m.

The South Bend Fire Department gets to the scene at 10:33 p.m.

The victim told police of a possible motive Schwind had for the arson, reports said.

According to the victim, a homeless woman had been frequenting Schwind’s apartment and the two had been involved in several arguments that eventually needed police intervention.

The woman was then banned from the property.

The victim is the manager of the building Schwind lives in, which is operated by Oaklawn.

Over the following weeks, Schwind was angry and blamed the victim for what happened with his friend, reports said.

Schwind can be mentally unstable and unpredictable, according to court documents.

A detective made this observation when he interacted with Schwind.

Schwind became angry and belligerent and allegedly threatened to run over the detective, though Schwind does not have access to a vehicle.

Schwind would not be interviewed without an attorney and would not give a statement as to his involvement in the fire, according to court documents.

Investigators believe Schwind ignited the blanket after putting it under the victim’s vehicle and the flames spread to the vehicle.

The vehicle was a total loss from the fire damage.

The vehicle had a value of approximately $4,100 before the fire.

A warrant for Schwind was issued on July 30 and served on May 6.

Schwind was arrested on the charge of arson.

He is being held at the St. Joseph County Jail on a $1,500 bond.

"Schwind can be mentally unstable and unpredictable" One look at his picture coulda told you that
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