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Trucker charged in crash that kills one, injures 17

It can all be part of a normal truck driver's work day to make the 7-hour-and-change drive south from Huntington to Lawrenceville, Georgia. The Atlanta suburb was recently the site of a fiery, 8-vehicle tractor-trailer crash that resulted in a fatality and injuries to more than a dozen people.

Drunken ATV driver accused in fatal West Virginia highway crash

It's just an hour's drive southeast of Huntington to Lincoln County, West Virginia. That is where a 48-year-old man was recently simultaneously released from a hospital and taken into custody by law enforcement officials.

West Virginia Public Radio looks at safety, self-driving cars, insurance

The image of the self-driving SUV lying on its side went viral last week. The Uber vehicle had been in a in a collision with a car that was trying to make a left turn in an intersection. The impact had knocked the Volvo onto its side, creating a cringe-worthy image for the PR-conscious ride-share company struggling to get its autonomous fleet of SUVs approved.

The deadly, ugly increase of road rage in America

Road rage used to be a funny term drivers used for getting frustrated when they were cut off by another driver or when someone was going too slow in the fast lane. In today's world, the term is inspiring more and more fear as road rage incidents become all too common and even deadly.

Drunk driving injury victim recalls West Virginia crash

If you drive about 6 hours northeast of Huntington, you will come to Berkeley County, West Virginia. A trial there focuses on deaths and injuries in a violent automobile crash that law enforcement officials say was caused by a drunken driver.

How to spot an aggressive driver--and what to do

Keeping yourself safe on the road means knowing everything you can about your driving situation, from your vehicle's maintenance status and condition to the presence of hazards. When it comes to those hazards, they can take a variety of forms. Construction areas with people attempting to work by the roadside and the potential for falling debris are a whole different game from icy winter roads, but you have to be prepared for all three. You also have to be prepared for aggressive, unsafe, or reckless drivers. Here's how to spot them and protect yourself while you do it.

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