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The female suspect in a crash that killed an NYPD cop had a blood alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit.

Jessica Beauvais, 32, of Long Island, said, "I'm sorry," as she was escorted out of the 107th Precinct in Queens on Tuesday.

"I'm sorry that I hit him and now he's dead," she said, referring to Officer Anastasios Tsakos who died early Tuesday.

Beauvais told reporters she was coming from the studio when she hit Tsakos. "I did a podcast," she sobbed as she was placed inside a police vehicle.

Tsakos, 43, had just left the scene of an earlier accident on the Long Island expressway when she hit his car head-on with her 2013 Volkswagen.

Beauvais' podcast on Facebook Monday night included anti-police rants and showed her drinking from a small plastic cup, according to the NY Post.

She is charged with vehicular manslaughter, reckless endangerment, leaving an accident resulting in death, fleeing the scene of an accident, and driving while intoxicated.

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15 migrants died after the SUV they were passengers in collided with a semi truck on Tuesday, around 6:15 AM local time near the California-Mexico border.

The highway patrol said the Ford Expedition, designed to carry six people, was packed with 27 migrants when it entered a busy intersection where it collided with a gravel-filled semitruck.

Fourteen people, including the Ford driver, were pronounced dead at the scene, and another passenger died at a hospital, officials said.

California Highway Patrol Border Division Chief Omar Watson said the SUV had no seats other than the driver's seat and front passenger's seat.

Watson did not indicate whether the migrants had just entered the country.

He said several of the passengers were ejected from the vehicle and died upon impact.

"Everyone in the vehicle was injured to some extent," Watson told reporters.

"Obviously, that vehicle is not meant for that many people," he added.

Watson said the SUV's driver may have ran the stop sign. "Subsequently the big rig collided with the left side of the Ford Expedition."

No charges have been filed in the crash.
 

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South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, who hit a pedestrian on his way home, has a history of speeding and other traffic violations.

Ravnsborg called police late Saturday night to report he hit a deer on his way home.

The body of 55-year-old Joseph Boever was found on a rural stretch of U.S. Highway 14 the next morning.

The Department of Public Safety issued a statement Monday that said Ravnsborg called police to say he'd hit a deer in the roadway.

Ravnsborg was driving from a GOP fundraiser dinner in Redfield to his home about 110 miles away in Pierre, spokesman Tim Bormann said.

The spokesman said Ravnsborg frequently attended the fundraiser dinners held by the Spink County Republicans at Rooster's Bar & Grill.

While Ravnsborg is known to drink occasionally he was not drinking at the fundraiser. "I didn't see him with anything but a Coke," said state Sen. Brock Greenfield, who attended the dinner.

Ravnsborg received six speeding tickets in South Dakota between 2014 and 2018, according to DPS.

The victim, Joseph Boever, had crashed his truck into a hay bale near the road while reaching for tobacco, according to his cousin Victor Nemec.

Nemec gave Boever a ride home, about 1.5 miles away after 9 p.m. Saturday. The accident happened while Boever was walking back to his truck around 10:30 p.m..

When Boever's relatives hadn't heard from him on Sunday, they saw a report about a fatal accident near where Boever left his truck, and they feared that he was involved.

Victor Nemec said he called the sheriff about 10 a.m. and was told to wait. Hours went by without a call back. Nemec said the family grew suspicious and called 911 and the Highway Patrol after 5 p.m. They were allowed to view the body and make the identification after 8 p.m. Sunday.

"I don't know if cousin Joe was laying on the highway for 22 hours or if they had bagged him up before that," Nemec said.

"A human doesn't look like a deer. The whole thing stinks to me."