13 of 25 people packed into SUV die in Calif. crash
HOLTVILLE, Calif. — An SUV packed with 25 people pulled in front of an oncoming tractor-trailer on a two-lane highway cutting through farmland near the Mexican border early Tuesday, killing 13 and leaving bodies strewn across the roadway.
The crash occurred around 6:15 a.m. at an intersection just outside Holtville, which dubs itself the world’s carrot capital. The investigation will look into why so many people were crammed into the 1997 Ford Expedition, a vehicle built to hold only about eight people safely.
“Obviously, that vehicle is not meant for that many people,” California Highway Patrol Chief Omar Watson said.
Officials said they did not know if the SUV was carrying farm workers or migrants crossing into the country illegally.
6 Seuss books won’t be published
BOSTON — Six Dr. Seuss books — including “And to Think That I Saw
It on Mulberry Street” and “If I Ran the Zoo” — will stop being published because of racist and insensitive imagery, the business that protects the author’s legacy said Tuesday. “These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong,” Dr. Seuss Enterprises told The Associated Press in a statement. The other books affected are “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!,” and “The Cat’s Quizzer.”
Reggae star Bunny Wailer dies
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Bunny Wailer, a reggae luminary who was the last surviving founding member of the group The Wailers, died on Tuesday in his native Jamaica of complications from a July stroke. He was 73. He formed The Wailers in 1963 with late superstars Bob Marley and Peter Tosh.