Month: June 2011

Minivan, SUV collide; four sent to hospital

MlAMlAn elderly man was seriously hurt when an accident threw him from his minivan on Sundayafternoon, according to a spokesman for Miami Fire-Rescue. The man, who is in his 70s, was taken to Ryder Trauma Center, and three other adults were taken to hospitals with minor injuries. The victims’ names were not released. The two-car

Two in hospital after Friday crash

PUTNAM COUNTY-Two Ocala residents were transported to a Putnam hospital on Friday night after the vehicle they were traveling in struck a utility pole, causing the pole to fall and temporarily knocking out electricity in the area, Florida Highway Patrol troopers say. FHP officials in Putnam County said Sheena Bowermaster, 24, and Christopher Isherwood, 29,

Deputy in hospital after Thursday crash

FHP says his patrol car collided with another car while enroute to a call.By Karen VoylesStaff writerA Levy County sheriff’s deputy from Dunnellon was seriously injured when his marked patrolcar caught fire following a Thursday night crash. The Florida Highway Patrol said Cpl. BrianChristopher Marra, 36, was taken to Shands at the University of Florida

Woman indicted in biker’s death

Woman indicted in biker’s deathBy TONY HOLTHernando Today BROOKSVILLE >> Grand jurors on Tuesday indicted a 21-year-old Spring Hill woman on murder and aggravated fleeing charges. Brittany Elizabeth Miles was arrested following aMay 10 accident near County Line Road that killed a motorcyclist. Moments prior to theaccident, Miles escaped arrest along U.S. 19 in Hudson

Bus backs over, kills 20-year-old

PLANT CITYBus backs over, kills 20-year-oldA woman was killed Wednesday after being struck by a school bus about to start its route, police said. The Hillsborough County School District bus was being backed out of a field in the 600 block of E Cherry Street at about 5:30 a.m. when it hit 20-year-old Isabel Martinez,

Police: Car runs red light, kills man

VOLUSIA COUNTYPolice: Car runs red light, kills manA 56-year-old Port Orange motorcyclist was killed Sunday when a car ran a stoplight nearDaytona Beach and drove into his path, the Florida Highway Patrol said. William LeeHughes was northbound on Tomoka Farms Road about 3:35p.m. when a 2007 Chevroletdriven by Lakecia Harris, 31, of DeLand, ran the

Police: Car runs red light, kills man

VOLUSIA COUNTYPolice: Car runs red light, kills manA 56-year-old Port Orange motorcyclist was killed Sunday when a car ran a stoplight nearDaytona Beach and drove into his path, the Florida Highway Patrol said. William LeeHughes was northbound on Tomoka Farms Road about 3:35p.m. when a 2007 Chevroletdriven by Lakecia Harris, 31, of DeLand, ran the

Biker, driver are killed in crashes

ORANGE COUNTYBiker, driver are killed in crashesThe Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the deaths of a motorcyclist and a driver in separate crashes Tuesday night. The first death occurred shortly before 8:30p.m. when a motorcyclist struck the back of a Ford pickup that pulled out in front of it on Colonial Drive near Grayson Drive,

Vernon woman among Panama City crash injuries

Vernon woman among Panama City crash injuriesBy Felicia KitzmillerFlorida Freedom Newspapers PANAMA CITY BEACH- Two people were seriously injured in a multi-vehicle wreck at the intersection of Back Beach Road and Hills Road early Thursday morning. According to a crash report from the Panama City Beach Police Department, Jamison Thomas-Earl Wood was intoxicated when he

Three injured in head-on crash

NEWS BRIEFSThree injured in head-on crashThree people remained in critical condition late Friday following a head-on car crash Thursday at mile marker 64.5 of U.S. 1, on the Long Key Bridge. Robb Cagle, 27, and Sarah Cagle, 29, both ofGoodletsville, Tenn., and Jessi Thornton, 19, of West Palm Beach were all flown to the Ryder