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Vet thrown from coaster receives military funeral
BUFFALO — A double-amputee Iraq war veteran who was thrown to his death from a western New York roller coaster has been laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
About 150 friends and relatives were at the historic Virginia cemetery Monday for Sgt. James Hackemer’s military funeral.
The 29-year-old father of two, who had lost both legs to a roadside bomb in Iraq, died July 8 when he was flung from his seat on the Ride of Steel coaster at Darien Lake Theme Park. Sgt. Hackemer wasn’t wearing his prosthetic legs on the ride.
A wrongful death suit filed by Sgt. Hackemer’s family against the amusement park is pending.
Driver cited in bus crash that injured 14
PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania State Police say a Greyhound bus crash that injured 14 people was apparently caused by driver error.
Trooper Glenn Fields says 24-year-old Philadelphia resident Kareem Edward Farmer was cited Monday with two summary offenses in connection with Saturday’s crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
A Greyhound spokesman says 14 of the 18 people aboard were injured, but all were treated and released from hospitals.
The crash happened after the bus, which left out of New York City, had stopped in Philadelphia and traveled about 75 miles westbound on the way to Columbus, Ohio.
A telephone number for Mr. Farmer could not immediately be located. He was cited for leaving his lane and causing a commercial vehicle to overturn.
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