Fatalities

Emergency official: 5 missing after Oklahoma rig explosion

QUINTON, Okla/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — Five people are missing after a fiery explosion ripped through an eastern Oklahoma drilling rig Monday morning, sending plumes of black smoke into the air and leaving a derrick crumpled on the ground, emergency officials said. Pittsburg County Emergency Manager Director Kevin Enloe told television station KOTV that at least … Continue reading Emergency official: 5 missing after Oklahoma rig explosion

2016 traffic deaths jump to highest level in nearly a decade

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — A jump in traffic fatalities last year pushed deaths on U.S. roads to their highest level in nearly a decade, erasing improvements made during the Great Recession and economic recovery, a leading safety organization said Wednesday. Fatalities rose 6 percent in 2016, reaching an estimated 40,200 deaths compared to 37,757 deaths the … Continue reading 2016 traffic deaths jump to highest level in nearly a decade