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Karen Kucher

Karen is a staff writer and editor at The San Diego Union-Tribune. She has covered everything from county government and higher education to animal issues and wildfires. These days she focuses on breaking news and public safety issues. Karen is a native San Diegan and graduate of the University of Southern California.
Man dies 2 days after crashing scooter into tree in San Diego's first such fatality

The man failed to negotiate a turn. It was the first fatal crash involving a dockless rental scooter since they were introduced in San Diego, officials said.

Police officer and suspect hit by car in San Diego

A San Diego police officer and a suspect he was trying to arrest were hit by a car in the Midway District early Thursday and hospitalized with serious injuries, police said.

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