die behind the wheel

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die behind the wheel

To die while driving, as due to an accident. With the reckless way he drives, I won't be surprised to one day hear that he died behind the wheel.
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die behind the wheel

to die in an automobile accident in a car that one is driving. Poor Fred died behind the wheel in a horrible collision.
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Nicholas Immesberger, 24, died behind the wheel on December 10 after allegedly drinking at The Woods Jupiter restaurant and bar in Florida for three hours after his shift.
The 1970s featured the rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda and the 1980s saw the emergence of the great Alain Prost and legendary Brazilian Ayrton Senna before Schumacher began his dominance in the mid-1990s.More than 20 drivers of the 772 who have started a Grand Prix have died behind the wheel, including Senna and Austrian Roland Ratzenburger on one dark weekend in 1994 at the San Marino Grand Prix.
A 54-year-old Bahraini died behind the wheel of his vehicle in Ghufool yesterday.
THE devastated parents of a young man who died behind the wheel while over the limit have warned others about the dangers of drinkdriving.
I know she was an actress turned princess who tragically died behind the wheel, and most importantly, she was Hitchcock's muse, his 'blonde' ...
Pollock, a long-time alcoholic who died behind the wheel in a drunken-driving crash at the age of 44, was a controversial artist reviled by some critics and lionized by others.
Dunn, who was identified by his tattoos, died behind the wheel and, his unidentified passenger, died in the crash with him.
A MAN fell ill and died behind the wheel of his car in Rugby town centre yesterday.
A "lovely" man died behind the wheel of his car after it careered into a wall.
KRQE News 13 reported that Gabaldon was "apparently unaware the frightened homeowner, his wife and two children were there." After Gabaldon was shot, he ran outside and got into a stolen car--likely stolen by Gabaldon back on December 7, his birthday--and he died behind the wheel. As he died, he crashed the car into the victim's fence and house.
Daniel Taylor, 17, from The Ridge, Eastriggs, near Annan in the Borders, died behind the wheel of a blue Peugeot 106 after losing control on a bend on the A6 at Carlton, Carlisle, at 11.35pm on Saturday.
Series three kicks off with a reheated cold case of a woman who died behind the wheel. Sandra (Amanda Redman, below) suspects the husband because he's more worried about his smashed motor than his dead wife.
Britain's most prolific car thief has died behind the wheel of a stolen vehicle after absconding from a Teesside prison.
Mr Nicholson died behind the wheel of his car while his wife was taken to Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary by air ambulance but subsequently died.
Yohanne Martin, a member of the Birmingham-based Burger Bar Boys gang, died behind the wheel of his silver Mercedes in West Bromwich High Street in December last year.