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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

Dies when struck, dragged by car

BCHS senior was in group drawn by fightA Baker County High School senior is dead and a Macclenny man is in jail without bond following a fatal confrontation in a west city neighborhood the evening of April 11th. Michael Washington, 19, is charged with running down Rasbard Belford, 18, with hiscar following a fight at

Auburndale Man Killed in Crashon State Road 60

A 26-year-old Auburndaleman died in a head-oncrash on State Road 60east of Lake Wales lateSaturday, the ‘Polk CountySheriff’s Office said.Phillip Craig Durden, of209 Ariana Ave_, the driverof a 2002 Ford F-150 thatwas pulling a ¬∑trailer, waskilled, deputies reported.About 10:30 p.m, Durdenwas traveling east in thewestbound lanes ofS.R. 60 west of Capps Road,sheriff’s spokeswomanDonna Wood said.

Man arrested, woman hospitalized after rollover crash

A rollover crash in Floral City put a woman in the hospital and a man behind bars on DUI charges. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Steven M. Dickson, 62, was driving east on County Road 48 near Istachatta Road shortly before 10:30 p.m. Thursday when an animal darted into the road. Troopers said Dickson

Dangerous Hernando Co. curve to become safer

Busted up fence posts and a roadside memorial are just a few indications that something bad happened along a Hernando County road. In the past few months two people were killed after they lost control of their cars along a curve on Mondon Hill Road near Bertram Road. Fred Munao lives nearby and remembers the

Severe weather causes fatal accident

A 48-year-old woman died from her injuries after a car accident that occurred on SR 62 East of Duette Road Saturday afternoon. According to the report, the driver of the truck, Luis Paulin-Hernandez, 51, lost control while traveling eastbound on SR 62 because of the inclement weather. Officials say the truck spun and overturned into

Motorcyclist killed, deputy hurt during two-county pursuit

A motorcyclist was killed and a Pasco County deputy injured after a traffic stop turned into a two-county pursuit. According to reports, Dep. Ashley Grady stopped a Dodge Ram pick-up truck on suspicion of DUI at about 7:19 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of U.S. 19 and Florestate Drive in Hudson. Deputies said the suspect,