A 4-year-old boy that was hit by a car on gameday of an SEC college football game has passed away, the school announced on Monday night.The child was hit at about 2 p.m. E.T. on Saturday while on campus for Kentucky’s football game this past weekend.Kentucky.com has more of the tragic details:Marco Lee Shemwell, 4, died Monday at UK Healthcare’s Kentucky Children’s Hospital, according to the University of Kentucky.The child was hit around 2 p.m. Saturday while he and his family were waiting to cross Cooper Drive near Scoville Drive, according to police.The driver, 18-year-old Jacob R. Heil, was driving east on Cooper and his car might have “veered off the road a little bit,” Lexington police Sgt. Stephen Yoder said Saturday.Our thoughts are with the child’s family. May he rest in peace.
by Mark Stevenson, The Associated Press Posted Oct 30, 2013 10:32 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MEXICO CITY – A geyser of gasoline spewed into the sky from a state-owned pipeline in western Mexico, forcing officials to evacuate about 5,000 people Wednesday. Authorities blamed the accident on fuel thieves tapping into the pipe.Gasoline plumed above a field close to a housing development in Tlajomulco, a town near Guadalajara, which is Mexico’s second-largest city and the capital of Jalisco state.The fuel did not catch fire, and crews were able to shut down the flow of gasoline in the pipeline, which was leaking about 150 yards (meters) from some homes. There were no reports of injuries.“There’s a lot of odour of gasoline in the entire area,” Jalisco state Interior Secretary Arturo Zamora said, adding that the evacuation area was “approximately in a radius of 1 kilometre (half mile).”On its Twitter account, the state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos oil company, known as Pemex, wrote that the leak “was caused by a clandestine tap.”Emergency personnel erected a sand-bag barrier around the leak to contain the gasoline and prevent it from contaminating more soil or entering storm drains. In 1992, gasoline leaked into Guadalajara’s drains and ignited, effectively creating a bomb 6 miles (10 kilometres) long that demolished 1,000 homes and killed at least 210 people.Pemex said it closed the nearest valves to isolate the leak and reduce pressure. Jalisco Gov. Aristoteles Sandoval said later that the leak “is now 100 per cent controlled.”“This was due to a fuel robbery, and we are going to go after the thieves” Sandoval said. “We have already detained several organized gangs” and “are calling on the public not to buy stolen gasoline, not to buy gasoline outside official gas stations.”On some Mexican highways, vendors known as “huachicoleros” stand under palm-frond shacks selling stolen gasoline or diesel to passing motorists.“Clearly, organized crime is behind this,” Sandoval said of the latest incident. He said investigators had found fuel containers in a nearby abandoned house.Pemex has suffered a huge problem with illegal taps drilled into fuel pipelines. In July, the company said 1,421 illegal fuel taps were discovered in the first six months of this year, almost twice the 722 taps uncovered in the same period of 2012.Experts say that given the skill and timing required to tap into high-pressure pipelines, it is likely thieves are getting advice and inside information, if not outright help, from people inside the company.Pemex announced Wednesday that 39 company employees and nine subcontractor drivers of fuel delivery trucks had been arrested on suspicion of fuel theft in the neighbouring state of Guanajuato.In a statement, Pemex said the drivers and Pemex employees were accused of falsifying weight measurements on loaded tanker trucks at a Pemex distribution facility in the city of Salamanca.Prosecutors seized 10 tanker trucks, it said. 5,000 evacuated after Mexico pipeline spews gasoline geyser apparently caused by fuel theft