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3 Baker sisters killed in wreck

By TOM McLAUGHLINNorthwest Florida Daily Newstmclaughlin@nwfdailynew.com Three sisters from Baker were killed and their grandmother was seriously injured Tuesday in a traffic accident in Wing, Ala., just north of the Florida line.“It was the worst thing we’ve had in Wing in awhile,” said Derek Henley, a firefighter with the Wing Volunteer Fire Department who responded

1 dead in motorcycle crash

The pedestrian was hit by a motorcyclist with a long history of traffic violations.SPRING HILL- A Spring Hill motorcyclist with three DUI charges on his driving record hit and killed a female pedestrian Thursday morning when he sped through a red light on Spring Hill Drive, authorities say. Investigators had not been able to identify

1 killed when motorcycle strikes UPS truck

A motorcyclist died Tuesday after rear-ending a United Postal Services truck along Gunnery Road near Fourth Street Southwest in Lehigh Acres. Gerardo Perez Jr., of Lehigh Acres, died at the scene, according to Lee County Sheriff’s Office reports. The UPS truck was traveling north on Gunnery Road,approaching Fourth Street Southwest, when a 2003 Kawasaki hit

1-year-old dies after Monday accident

A baby boy from Panama City Beach died Tuesday night after he was injured in a wreck on Interstate 10 on Monday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.His mother, Quynh-Nhu Thuy Samantha Nguyen, 20, was driving east on I-10 a few miles east of Mossy Head at 6:20 a.m. according to an FHP news

2 hurt, but baby OK in Saturday crash

Two Miami motorists were hospitalized, but an infant was uninjured, in a two-car crash about 5:13 p.m. Saturday at Mile Marker 63 in which a pickup rolled on its side, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Michael Escolona, 20, was driving a 1998 Honda south with Jessica Lam, 20, of Miami, and an infant in

3 injured in crash on Interstate 275

One motorcyclist crashed Tuesday on Interstate 275 after turning around to watch another motorcyclist who had rammed the back of a car, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The result? Minor injuries for all drivers – and a 45-minute shutdown of allsouthbound lanes near the Pasco-Hillsborough county line. The two motorcyclistswere driving south on I-275 at

3 injured in Lynn Haven crash

Woman escaping from police hit car in rainstorm; 2 criticalLYNN HAVEN – Three people were seriously injured, two critically, in a wreck Monday on State 77 after police briefly pursued one of the vehicles in a rainstorm, authorities said. The wreck, which occurred near 26th Street about 12:20 p.m., forcedauthorities to shut down the intersection

Lawyer wins most ticket battles

DEERFIELD BEACH –There’s no doubt Cheryl Hill’s Ford Focus ran a red light last November. A pole-mounted camera captured it sailing right through. The city of Fort Lauderdale was counting on Hill paying the ticket that arrived in the mail. Red lightcameras were to generate $3 million this year for the South Florida city -at

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