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Country Star Troy Gentry Dies in South Jersey Helicopter Crash

Troy Gentry of the popular country music group Montgomery Gentry has died. The band, known for songs like “Something to Be Proud Of” and “Roll With Me,” consisted of Gentry and Eddie Montgomery, younger brother of ‘90s superstar John Michael Montgomery. Over the past 17 years, the group became one of country music’s most successful acts, with millions in album sales, more than 25 charting songs and ending Brooks and Dunn’s eight-year reign as CMA Awards Vocal Duo of the Year. Gentry was taking a helicopter tour of the area near a resort where he was set to play a concert on the night of September 8. While flying with pilot James Evan Robinson, something went wrong. Both Robinson and Gentry died. Mechanical error may be the cause of the crash. Gentry is survived by his wife, Angie, and his daughters, Kaylee and Taylor. Aviation Accidents in New Jersey Pilot…
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Serious Charges Dismissed in Death of Penn State Student Timothy Piazza

A New Jersey man named Timothy Piazza died on February 4, 2017 after a hazing ritual at a University of Pennsylvania frat house. Piazza was participating in a series of challenges involving alcohol after pledging to Beta Theta Phi. Shortly after finishing “the gauntlet,” a challenge to quickly consume beer, wine and liquor, Piazza became highly intoxicated. Security footage captured his chilling and tragic final hours. Many of the fraternity members involved in his death were charged with crimes, including involuntary manslaughter and felony assault. However, many of those serious charges have now been dismissed. 12 of the frat brothers now face lesser charges, including alcohol violations, hazing and reckless endangerment. Timothy Piazza’s Final Hours Shortly after 11 p.m. on February 2, Piazza is seen on video stumbling with clear signs of intoxication. He sits down on a couch, but a few minutes later wanders away. Afterwards, he fell head-first…
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What Caused the Deadly Fire Ball Ride Accident?

On July 26, the Fire Ball, a swinging, spinning ride at the Ohio State Fair malfunctioned. One of the spinning cars detached after hitting a piece of the ride. One teen died and several people were injured in the incident. Until recently, the cause of the accident was unconfirmed, but officials now know why the accident happened. After an investigation of the incident, which included a visit to the scene, a review of video evidence and a metallurgical inspection of the ride, it was determined that corrosion on the interior of the support beam was the cause. The corrosion reduced the beam’s thickness, leading to the deadly accident. The incident led to the shutdown of several similar rides across the country, including one at the Monmouth County Fair. Amusement Ride Accidents According to the International Association of Amusement Parks’ Ride Incident Survey Report, hundreds of millions of people go on…
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