Month: May 2011

Woman killed in hit-and-run accident near Boca Raton

Driver who left scene found at his home, officials say By Jerome BurdiSTAFF WRITER WEST BOCA – A woman struck and killed by a car on Thursday washit with such force that it left her body partially dismembered, the PalmBeach County Sheriffs Office said. Guadalupe Corrizales, 73, who livedwest of Boca Raton, was killed about

Kawasaki hits curb, rider killed

ORANGE COUNTY A Gainesville motorcyclist was killed in Orange Countylate Wednesday, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The 27-year-old man was riding north on State Road 436, south ofRaiders Run, when the 2008 Kawasaki hit the outside curb,then drove up onto the curb for about 30 feet. The rider lostcontrol and crashed into a concrete wall

Minnesota biker dies after collision with pickup

ST. PETERSBURG A Minnesota man riding a motorcyclewas killed after he collided with pickupFriday afternoon on Dr. Martin LutherKing Jr. Street S, police Slid.Robert J. Ross, 27, was Riding a 2001Suzuki north when he collided with asouthbound 1996 GMC Sonoma pickupturning left into a convenience storeparking lot in tile 1400 block, police said.Ross of St.

Troopers: Witnesses chase down hit-and-rum driver

Motorists who witnessed an SUV hitting a motorcyclist on I-95 chased down the SUV and held the driver until police arrived, Florida Highway Patrol troopers said. BY JOE CAVARETTASun Sentinel An SUV driver who, troopers say, tried to flee after striking a motorcyclist on Interstate 95 in SouthBroward early Sunday was chased for almost five

Minor injuries in bus vs. car Friday

KATHIE COLGROVENCR ReporterA Nassau County school bus transporting 27 students collided with a car in Callahan Friday morning.Two of the students complained of minor injuries. The crash occurred just after 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of ยท Mickler Street and Second Avenue as the bus was traveling to West Nassau High School. Following the collision,

Woman released by police, then is killed after being hit by truck

Ormond Beach police first encountered the woman Thursday when she was foundpassed out in a bathroom. By Gary TaylorSTAFF WRITER A Port Orange woman died earlyFriday, about two hours after she walkedout of the Daytona Beach Police Department and was then hit by a pickup. Kimberly J. Staton, 36, of Port Orange was pronounced dead

Traffic crashes kill 3 in bay area; hit-run driver sought

Three people were killed in separate accidents across the Tampa Bay area early this weekend.A man died from injuries after he was struck by a sport utility vehicle in Tampa early Saturdaywhile crossing against the traffic light on 50th Street at Broadway Avenue, police said. The SUVdriver never stopped.Aaron Keith Cordes, 57, was pushing a

Graceville motorcyclist killed in Friday crash

A 59-year-old Graceville man was killed while riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle Friday night in Holmes County, just outside of Graceville ..According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) report, David Allen wasstruck while at the intersection of State 173 and State 2, west of Graceville. A2005 Ford Taurus driven by 34-year-old Kimberly Miller of Noma.

Semi-trailer hits truck on U.S. 301

Ronny Adalid Mejia Munguahad a run-in with a Mac truckSaturday evening and lived totell about it.A Florida Highway Patrolinvestigator said Mungua, 25,pulled out in front of the truck,driven by46-year-old MichaelJoseph Bennett at the intersectionof County Road 1471 andU.S. 301. Bennett swerved toavoid plowing into Mungua, butinstead hit the rear of Mungoua’s1996 GMC Jimmy.Bennett’s truck rotated

Motorcycle Crash Kills Two

Two people are deadafter the motorcycle theywere riding in crashed in Orlando.The Orlando Police Departmentsaid Miguel and Mary Luz Santiago, 35 and37, were traveling behindanother motorcycle lateFriday evening.The motorcycle in frontof them stopped for a trafficlight and they crashedbehind him.They were pronounceddead at a local hospital.Lakeland LedgerPolk CountyApril18, 2011