Month: June 2011

Motorcyclist hurt in wreck

NORTH PORT- A motorcyclist suffered serious head injuries after a Sunday wreck, authorities said. Shortly before midnight Sunday, Jamey Lee Peyton of the 8500 block of Amberjack Circle was thrown from a 2003 Yamaha while driving east on East Price Boulevard near Orlando Boulevard. North Port Police say neither alcohol nor speed were factors. Paramedics

Driver in rollover faces DUI charges

SARASOTA COUNTY– A Bradenton man whose car rolled over when he drove off a ramp of Interstate 75 faces fourcriminal charges, including driving under the influence. Sarasota County sheriffs deputies arrested Caleb B. Benson, 25, of the 4400 block of Sanibel Way in Bradenton on charges of DUI causing serious bodily injury and three other

Autopsy shows youth had alcohol in system

CRASH KILLED FOUR: But experts say Sean Leonard was not legally impairedBy DALE WHITEdale. white@heraldtribune.com SARASOTA COUNTY – An autopsy report shows that the driver of an SUV that crashed inMarch, killing him and three other teenagers, had alcohol and marijuana in his system at thetime of the wreck. Yet experts say the results do

Motorcyclist killed was Lehigh man

FORT MYERSFort Myers police have identified the man killed in a motorcycle crash Sunday morning as Rafael Vaca Vazquez, 25, of Lehigh Acres.The crash occurred at 1:32 a.m. at the intersection of Jackson Street and Dora Street Police said VacaVazquez was not wearing a helmet when he was thrown from the motorcycle.No other vehicles are

Man, 76, dies after crash of motorcycle

A 76-year-old Jacksonville man died at Florida Hospital Flagler after crashing his new trike on Interstate 95, the Florida Highway Patrol said Friday. John R. Tucker Jr. was travelingnorth on the interstate north of the Palm Coast Parkway exit on his three-wheeled motorcycleTuesday when he tried to pass a tractor-trailer and lost control, an FHP

Biker dies after crashing into mailbox

A 29-year-old Port Orange man speeding through a residential neighborhood to work just after7 a.m. Tuesday was killed after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a mailbox,South Daytona police said. Stephen Picard was heading north on Anastasia Drive at anestimated 60 mph when he lost control of his 2005 Suzuki sport bike

Collision kills biker on Curry Ford Road

ORANGE COUNTYCollision kills biker on Curry Ford RoadA motorcyclist died Monday night after crashing into another vehicle on Curry Ford Road, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Giovanni Ocasio, 33, of Orlando, was riding a 2004 Yamaha motorcycle east about 10:02 p.m. when he struck another vehicle that was trying to cross theeastbound lanes. Ocasio and

Crash fatal to driver hit leaving Walmart

ORANGE COUNTY A driver leaving a Walmart was hit by a sport-utility vehicle early Thursday and died at a hospital, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Marie Pierre Canel 26, of Orlando, was turning left to leave the store at 8990 Turkey Lake Road and drove her 2001 Pontiac Sunfire into the path ofa 2002 Chevrolet

3 dead in head-on crash of truck, car

ORANGE COUNTYThree men died early Friday when a 1989 Chevrolet pickup truck crashed head-on into a 2001 Toyota Corolla on Orange Blossom Trail in Apopka. The man driving the wrong-way truck just before 1 a.m. was dead at the scene near Sprint Boulevard. As of Friday night the Florida Highway Patrol had not been able

Crash leaves one in serious condition:

MADISONA 48-year-old woman is in serious condition after a crash in Madison County on Sunday. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Michael Browning, 47, was traveling west on State Road 14 in a 2007 Chevrolet pickup in Madison County around 11 a.m. when he turned left in front of Randy Wyatt, 52, and his 2008