Month: March 2011

“1 dead, 1 hurt after lift falls”

TAMPA—A maintenance worker was killed and another was injured early Friday after an automated lift machine fell 20 feet onto them at a Tampa warehouse, officials said. The machine was undergoing maintenance when it fell at about 1 a.m. at the Pepsi bottling ware-house, 11315 N. 30th St., according to Tampa Fire Rescue. Inside the

“1 critical in Bradford crash”

A Baldwin man is in ciritcal condition following a Feb. 27 traffic crash in Bradford County. According to the report by Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Justin Smatt, Charles D. O’Neal, 54, of Baldwin was northbound on U.S. 301 north of C.R. 125. He was driving a 2006 Dodge Ram pickup. William E. Freese, 52, of

“Victim ID’d in fatal Duhme Road crash”

PINELLAS COUNTY — A Saturday morning crash near Duhme Road and 54th Avenue North killed a 26-year-old St. Petersburg man. The Florida Highway Patrol said Lindsey Hudson was headed south on Duhme Road in a 4-door 1999 Mercury. The FHP said his Mercury turned into the path of a 1998 Chrysler convertible. Hudson died at

“Deputy injured during charity event”

ST. PETERSBURG — A Polk County deputy was injured in a St. Petersburg crash during a charity motorcycle ride for three fallen officers Sunday. According to reports, Deputy Steven Neil hit another bike when it changed lanes in front of him on 1st Ave. S., east of 34th St. N. The deputy was transported to

“Woman, 27, killed in Interstate 4 crash”

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY — A 27-year-old woman was killed in an early morning crash on Interstate-4 in Hillsborough County. The accident happened at 3:28 a.m. near the 10 milepost. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 2002 Dodge Ram, driven by 52-year-old Wayde Clayton Davis, of Lutz, going westbound on I-4 hit a 2001 PT Cruiser

“One person killed in overnight motorcycle crash”

TARPON SPRINGS — One person died in a late-night crash involving three motorcycles in Tarpon Springs. According to officials, the crash happened on U.S. Highway 19 at Tookes Road. Two people were flown to Bayfront Medical Center. Their conditions are unknown. Officers shut down a portion of the roadway while they investigated the crash. Investigators

“Bicyclist hit, killed by car in Palm Harbor”

PALM HARBOR — A bicyclist was hit by a car and killed in Palm Harbor Wednesday night. The bicyclist’s wife was also injured and transported to Bayfront Medical Center. The accident happened at U.S. 19 and Orange Street about 9:15 p.m. Their identities have not been released. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating. for more

“FHP searching for woman who took off after hitting school bus”

PINELLAS COUNTY — Four children on a school bus got a jolt during the ride to school Friday morning. Officials say a woman slammed into the back of their school bus on McMullen Booth Road at the railroad tracks just south of 590. She boarded the bus to check on the children and then high-tailed

“PSTA bus accident leaves one person dead in St. Petersburg”

ST. PETERSBURG — A St. Petersburg man was killed and several people were seriously injured after a PSTA bus and car collided in the intersection of 37th St. N and 5th Ave. Thursday evening. Officials say the driver of a Saturn ran a red light causing the bus to swerve in an effort to not

“Man killed in collision with Publix semi”

LAKELAND — A 23-year-old man was killed and his father seriously injured in an accident early Sunday morning. Lakeland Police say Juan Carvajal, 23, of Kissimmee, was driving a 2006 Ford F150 pickup when he collided with a Publix tractor-trailer. The accident happened at 2850 New Tampa Highway about 12:30 a.m. Police say the tractor-trailer