Month: March 2011

“Clearwater man accused in two hit-and-run crashes just blocks apart”

CLEARWATER — A Clearwater man was drunk Tuesday night when he crashed into two vehicles in two separate accidents within a mile of each other and didn’t stop at either, according to arrest reports.Stephen M. Provenzano, 24, of 300 Gunn Ave., No. 2, was charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an

“Woman killed in wreck during commute”

A 27-year-old Daytona Beach woman killed in a head-on crash in Marion County last week had just moved to the area six weeks ago, family friend Ron Sayyah said Monday.Elizabeth Rose Hart was pronounced dead at the scene on Wednesday after the Dodge Caliber she was driving collided head-on with a pickup driven by Michael

“Woman cited with careless driving in three-car wreck”

NAVARRE — A Cantonment woman was cited for careless driving after running into the rear of a car, which then struck the vehicle in front of it.Vera Daniel, 55, was seriously injured in the 10 a.m. wreck Tuesday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol media release.She was heading east on U.S. Highway 98 when

“Worker Hurt When Car Hits Dealership”

ORANGE CITY, Fla. — An employee in his 50s was seriously hurt Wednesday afternoon when a vehicle slammed into a building at a car dealership in Orange City.It happened at the Coggin DeLand Ford Lincoln dealership on Volusia Avenue.Video from Chopper 2 showed a car went through a wall in the service area of the

“Three die in crash in Suwannee County”

Three people were killed, including one from Lake City, in a two-car crash in Suwannee County Friday morning, reported the Florida Highway Patrol.Killed were Oedis Walter Blanks, 69, of Lake City; Dorothy Lee Sherman, 53, of Harris Township, Mich.; and a passenger in her car whose identity was not available but was also from Harris

“Pedestrian killed in motorcycle crash ID’d”

Port Orange police have identified a man killed by a motorcycle as he crossed Ridgewood Avenue during Bike Week.George F. Searles, 51, of Port Orange, died about 10 p.m. March 10 when a southbound motorcyclist hit him at Ridgewood’s intersection with Niver Street, in front of a Dollar General store.Port Orange Assistant Police Chief Wayne

“Bradenton man dies in S.R. 70 crash”

A 56-year-old Bradenton man died in a traffic accident Wednesday night. According to the Florida Highway Patrol: At about 8:10 p.m., Frank James Constantino was eastbound on State Road 70. Neil Ordway, 81, of Sarasota, turned left onto S.R. 70 from 1st Street. Ordway’s sport utility vehicle collided with Constantino’s vehicle.Constantino died at the scene.Charges

“Motorcyclist dies in crash with car”

A motorcyclist trying to pass a car as it turned off Bee Ridge Road was thrown from the bike and died from the impact Saturday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.Christopher L. Farr, 26, of Sarasota was killed in the accident, which occurred shortly before noon on Saturday.Both Farr and Sarasota resident Maria Wieters, 25, were

“Bicyclist, 84, in critical condition after accident involving police vehicle”

ST. PETERSBURG —An unmarked St. Petersburg Police vehicle hit and seriously injured a bicyclist about 10:20 a.m. Tuesday.This is what police say happened:Benjamin Kincaid, 84, was riding a bicycle northbound in the bike lane in the 100 block of 37th Street North.A 2008 Ford Crown Victoria unmarked police vehicle being driven by on-duty St. Petersburg

“Pedestrian killed in Tampa traffic crash on Kennedy Blvd.”

TAMPA —A pedestrian has died following a traffic accident in Tampa.The accident happened at Kennedy Boulevard and Tampania Street shortly after 9 p.m.The victim, identified only as a man in his 60s, sustained massive head trauma and was transported to Tampa General Hospital, where he later died.This is what police say happened:The man was attempting