Dash crash cam

BEAVERCREEK, OH — A 19-year-old Mason man driving south on Interstate 675 on Monday morning near the Indian Ripple Road exit crashed his car into an overpass, breaking the car into pieces and shutting down traffic for five hours.

The driver has been identified as Brennan S. Eden. He was undergoing surgery as of 4 p.m. Monday.
The specific cause of the crash has not yet been determined, but Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Marty Fellure said crash investigators are looking into whether speed played a factor. The investigators also will test for alcohol, which is a routine procedure.
Eden was seriously injured and flown to Miami Valley Hospital via a CareFlight helicopter, according to Fellure.
The accident happened about 7:15 a.m. Monday, Aug,. 23. Eden was driving a 1985 Pontiac Firebird south along the highway when the car went left of center and struck a culvert, which launched the car into the air until it struck the Wagner Road overpass. The Firebird disintegrated into many pieces. Eden was ejected and came to rest on the right berm of southbound I-675.
Investigators don’t know how fast Eden was driving but suspect he was traveling in excess of the 65 mph speed limit.

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Stainless steel Gateway Arch showing signs of rust

Arch on stlAlmost 45 years into its reign atop the St. Louis skyline, the 630-foot monument is suffering from growing rust and decay. And nobody knows how extensive.

Corrosion, some of it feared aggressive, and severe discoloration of the stainless steel skin have long been present, according to engineering reports reviewed by the Post-Dispatch.

The documents and interviews with metallurgists indicate that the remedy could be as minor as an “expensive” surface cleaning or as elaborate as a full-blown restoration. One report, completed in 2006, called for a deeper study, for which the National Park Service says it only recently obtained funding.

The problems are increasingly evident, with streaks and spots marking the upper reaches of the Arch exterior.

None of the documents reviewed addressed concerns about safety in relation to corrosion, or made estimates of what remedies might cost. One speculated it could take a “long time” before corrosion would “induce any integrity concern.”

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Raging Bull

An angry bull took the fight to the stands at a bullring in the Spanish town of Tafalla, injuring approximately 30 people.

Wednesday’s incident came amid intense debate in Spain over the centuries-old tradition of bullfighting in Spain.

The northeastern region of Catalonia last month became the first part of mainland Spain to ban the practice.

And in a recent opinion poll, 60 percent of Spaniards said they do not like the spectacle, which ends with the death of the bull from a well-placed sword.