Troopers: Man killed when car loses control, plows into office building

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Man killed when car loses control, plows into Henderson County office building, troopers say

Troopers: Car lost control after sideswiping another vehicle

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WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED IN THE MORNING CUT INSULATOR. — CUT-INS LATER. AMANDA: MORE THAN 24,000 MORE COVID-19 CASES AND 2300 DEATHS. GEOFF: MORE THAN 73,000 PEOPLE HAVE DIED AND NEARLY 100 90,000 HAVE RECOVERED — 190,000 HAVE RECOVERED. THE U.K. HAS THE SECOND-HIGHEST DEATH COUNT IN THE WORLD, SURPASSING ITALY. AMANDA: FEDERAL STIMULUS MONEY SENT TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIED MUST BE RETURNED, ACCORDING TO THE IRS. GEOFF: WYFF NEWS 4’S TAGGART HOUCK IS LIVE IN GREENVILLE COUNTY WITH THE LATEST. TAG? TAGGART: GEO AND AMANDA, THE IRS SAID IT WAS IMPORTANT TO GET THIS MONEY OUT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. USED INFORMATION FROM THE 2018 2019 TAX FILING. SOME OF THE FILINGS, THE PEOPLE ARE NO LONGER ALIVE AND THE MONEY IN SOME CASES SENT TO THEM. THEY ARE ASKING FOR IT ACT. IT WAS NOT CLEAR AT FIRST WEATHER FAMILY MEMBERS COULD KEEP THE MONEY, BUT THE IRS SAYS THE FULL PAYMENT MUST HE RETURNED. THERE IS ONE EXCEPTION. IF THE DECEASED PERSON WAS MARRIED AND FILED JOINTLY WITH A SPOUSE WHO IS STILL ALIVE, ONLY A PORTION OF THE PAYMENT BELONGING TO THE DECEASED WOULD NEED TO BE RETURNED. IF THE LOVED ONE WHO PASSED AWAY WAS SENT THE CHECK, YOU WOULD HAVE MAIL IT BACK TO THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT. IF IT IS ALREADY IN THEIR ACCOUNT, THE IRS IS ASKING FOR A PERSONAL CHECK OR MONEY ORDER. THE IRS STARTED THE PAYMENTS BY SENDING MONEY TO ELIGIBLE RECIPIENTS WHO ALREADY FILED THE 2018 OR 2019 TAX RETURN. THE AGENCY HAS SENT ABOUT $207 BILLION SINCE APRIL 11. TAGGART HOUCK, WYFF NEWS 4. GEOF THANK YOU. PLANS ARE ANNOUNCED FOR THE FILE FOR CLEMSON UNIVERSITY AND USC. AMANDA: MADELEINE HACKETT IS LIVE WITH WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT. MADELEINE: USC MAIN CAMPUS MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT YESTERDAY THAT THEY PLAN TO RETURN TO IN PERSON CLASSES IN MID-AUGUST. AS FOR CLEMSON, THEY HAVE YET TO ANNOUNCE A SPECIFIC DATE BUT SAY THEY REMAIN COMMITTED TO THE TARGETED DATE OF FALL 2020. AS FOR SUMMER CLASSES, THEY WILL BE ONLINE. WE ARE ALSO TALKING ABOUT FINANCIAL AID BEING GIVEN TO STUDENTS WHO NEED ASSISTANCE DURING THIS TIME. THE UNIVERSITY SAYS OVER $6.5 MILLION WILL GO TO CLEMSON STUDENTS THAT QUALIFY FOR FUNDS THROUGH FAFSA, RANGING FROM $500 THOUSAND DOLLARS PER STUDENT, AND ABOUT 9000 STUDENTS QUALIFY FOR EMERGENCY FUNDING, ACCORDING TO THE UNIVERSITY. AS FOR A TIMELINE, THE UNIVERSITY SAYS ELIGIBLE STUDENTS WHO QUALIFY THROUGH FAFSA CAN EXPECT TO SEE THE CHECK HIT THEIR ACCOUNTS BY FRIDAY, TOMORROW. MADELEINE HACKETT, WYFF NEWS 4. AMANDA: OUR NATIONAL INVESTIGATIVE UNIT IS GETTING ANSWERS TO YOUR CORONAVIRUS QUESTIONS. SOME OF YOU WANTED TO KNOW WHY SOME AMERICANS ARE STILL BEING BLOCKED FROM COMING HOME FROM OVERSEAS, INCLUDING WORKERS ON CRUISE SHIPS. GEOFF: CHIEF NATIONAL INVESTIGATIVE CORRESPONDENT MARK ALBERT HAS THE ANSWER. MARK: WHAT IS IT LIKE BEING STUCK AT SEA? >> KIND OF A COMFORTABLE JAIL. >> I HAVE GOOD DAYS AND I HAVE BAD DAYS. >> IT’S REALLY INDESCRIBABLE. FORGOTTEN. >> IT FEELS LIKE WE ARE STUCK IN LIMBO. MARK: THESE FIVE AMERICANS ARE WORKING ON CRUISES THAT SEEMINGLY WILL NOT END. THEY’RE PERFORMERS, TECHNICIANS, AND MORE, ALL PREVENTED FROM COMING HOME. >> IT FEELS LIKE WE’RE THE UGLY STEP-CHILD THAT’S BEING REJECTED BY EVERYONE RIGHT NOW. MARK: THE COAST GUARD SAYS IT HELPED 265,000 PASSENGERS DISEMBARK IN EARLY MARCH, BUT WORKERS ON THE SHIPS WERE ORDERED BY THE CDC TO STAY ONBOARD. SEVEN WEEKS LATER, FAR BEYOND ANY 14 DAY QUARANTINE, MOST ARE STILL ISOLATED TO THEIR ROOMS , ALLOWED OUT ONLY FOR A TWICE A DAY TEMPERATURE CHECKS ON THREE DAILY MEALS, EVEN SIX FEET APART FROM EACH OTHER. >> THE REST OF THE TIME, YOU ARE SORT OF ON YOUR OWN. MARK: THE CDC NO SAIL ORDER PREVENTS CRUISE LINES FROM DISEMBARKING CREW UNLESS EXECUTIVES PROMISE, UNDER THREAT OF CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES, TO A LIST OF CONDITIONS, INCLUDING NO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. ROYAL CARIBBEAN PROVIDED US THIS LETTER ITS CEO SENT TO CAPTI WORKERS SUNDAY, SAYING DESPITE POTENTIAL LEGAL PENALTIES, WE — “WE HAVE DECIDED THAT THE IMPORTANCE OF GETTING YOU HOME IS SO GREAT THAT WE WILL SIGN THESE DOCUMENTS.” PRINCESS SENT US AN OUT OF DATE STATEMENT. CARNIVAL TOLD US IT HOPES TO GET ITS 26,000 WORLDWIDE CREW MEMBERS HOME WITHIN A FEW WEEKS. >> I SEEING PEOPLE PROTESTING IN AM THE STREETS THAT THEIR FREEDOMS ARE BEING TAKEN AWAY BECAUSE THEY’RE BEING ASKED T STAY AT HOME. I CAN’T EVEN GET HOM MARK: IN OUR INTERVIEWS OVER SOMETIMES SPOTTY, ONBOARD WI-FI CONNECTIONS, ALL 5 WORKERS PRAISED THEIR INDIVIDUAL CRUISE LINES BUT HAD HARSH WORDS FOR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. >> WHAT IS THE POINT OF HAVING CITIZENSHIP IF THEY’RE GOING TO DENY US ENTRY BACK? >> WE ARE STILL OUT HERE, AND THAT WE FEEL FORGOTTEN ABOUT. >> MY FAMILY WANTS ME HOME. AND I WANT TO BE THERE WITH THEM. MARK: AND NOW CONGRESS IS INVESTIGATING. TOP LEADERS FROM BOTH PARTIES ON THE HOUSE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE SENT CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES THIS LETTER, ACCUSING IT OF IGNORING THE PUBLIC HEALTH THREAT POSED BY CORONAVIRUS TO POTENTIAL FUTURE PASSENGERS AND CREW, AND DEMANDING DOCUMENTS. THE DEADLINE IS NEXT FRIDAY. CARNIVAL SAYS IT WILL PROTEC — CARNIVAL SAYS “IT WILL PROTECT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR GUESTS, CREW AND THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE.” IN WASHINGTON, I’M CHIEF NATIONAL INVESTIGATIVE CORRESPONDENT MARK ALBERT. GEOFF: CARNIVAL SAID THIS WEEK IT AIMS TO RESUME ITS FIRST PASSENGER CRUISES AGAIN AUGUST 1 , AFTER THE CDC’S ORDER EXPIRES. PARELLA: WE ARE SHARING UPLIFTING STORIES, OUR WYFF 4 SERIES, AND ONE SCHOOL WAS GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND TO CELEBRATE TEACHERS. FOSTER PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN UNION, SOUTH CAROLINA, TREATED TEACHERS AND ASSISTANTS TO A DRIVE-THROUGH APPRECIATION PARTY. GOT A BASKET OF GOODIES AND LUNCH FROM MAMA SUE’S. THE SCHOOL IS ALSO POSTING VIDEO TRIBUTES TO TEACHERS ON FACE

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Man killed when car loses control, plows into Henderson County office building, troopers say

Troopers: Car lost control after sideswiping another vehicle

A man was killed inside a Henderson County office building after a car lost control and hit the building.North Carolina State Highway Patrol troopers were called to a deadly crash on Highway 25 at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday.Nestor Ojeda, 45, was traveling north on Highway 25 when he sideswiped a vehicle also traveling north, according to troopers.Ojeda’s car then went across the road, sideswiped a utility pole before hitting an office building, troopers said.The owner of the building, Joey Barnwell, 58, was killed, according to troopers.Ojeda is charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle.

A man was killed inside a Henderson County office building after a car lost control and hit the building.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol troopers were called to a deadly crash on Highway 25 at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday.

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Nestor Ojeda, 45, was traveling north on Highway 25 when he sideswiped a vehicle also traveling north, according to troopers.

Ojeda’s car then went across the road, sideswiped a utility pole before hitting an office building, troopers said.

The owner of the building, Joey Barnwell, 58, was killed, according to troopers.

Ojeda is charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle.


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