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Driver sought in fatal pedestrian accident

Tampa Police are investigating a hit-and-run in which a driver killed a pedestrian in Tampa. According to the report, Aaron Cordes was pushing a shopping cart across 50th Street on Broadway in the crosswalk against the traffic light when the driver of an SUV, who had a green light, hit Cordes. Investigators say the driver

Wreck lands baby, woman in hospital

Wreck lands baby,woman in hospitalA Putnam County woman anda baby were hospitalized withinjuries Tuesday night after anaccident north of State Road100, according to a FloridaHighway Patrol news release.Taken to Shands at theUniversity of Florida in criticalcondition was Megan MichaelaMackie, 22, of 104 HomesteadRoad, as was a baby in seriouscondition. The baby’s namewas not released. The

Man arrested on DUI, drug charges

Man arrested on DUI, drug chargesafter crashing car into shoppersA Sanibel Island man was arrested Monday after his carjumped a sidewalk at a south Fort Myers store, injuringthree elderly people.Curtis Vincent Gates Jr., 39, of the 1500 block of PeriwinkleWay, was charged with driving while under the influenceof alcohol or drugs, producing drugs and three

School bus involved in accident

School bus involved in accidentRoger R. WestLast Thursday started out as anyother normal school day for 12-yearoldJessica Hartman of Hilliard,however that all changed in a blink ofthe eye. Her school bus stopped on US1 in front of Buford Grove BaptistChurch. As she made her way onto thebus and preceded down the aisle to herseat, a

1 dead in Yellow River Bridge wreck

1 dead in Yellow River Bridge wreckBy Bill Gamblin news@srpressgazette.comState Road 87 was closed for severalhours Friday while authorities investigateda fatality at the Yellow RiverBridge.According to a Florida Highway Patrolpress release, Lamar Archie, 26,of Navarre, was pronounced dead by alifeguard paramedic at the scene of the6:15 a.m. traffic accident April 8 on theYellow River Bridge.The

Three Oaks Middle teacher injured in Alico Road crash

LEE COUNTY — A Lee County teacher was severely injured Monday morning in an early morning crash near the intersection of Alico Road and Ben Hill Griffin Parkway. Lee County School District spokesman Joe Donzelli said the driver injured in one of the vehicles was William “Skip” Perry, band director at Three Oaks Middle School.

Lakeland Teen Struck by Car Listed in Serious Condition

A 14-year-old girl who was struck by a car Tuesday morning while attempting to walk across North Socrum Loop Road near Lake Gibson Middle School, was listed in serious condition in the Tampa General Hospital Children’s Medical Center on Wednesday morning. Alexis Spiker, of 6950 N. Socrum Loop Road, in Lakeland, was taken to Tampa

Child struck, killed when truck backs over her

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A 4-year-old girl died after she was run over by a pickup truck being worked on outside her home. Authorities say Jalessa Gonzalez was struck about 5:12 p.m. Monday. Lee County Sheriff’s deputies say 43-year-old Damon J. Drouin was in the driver’s seat of a Chevy Silverado when his friend asked

Woman airlifted after head-on collision

SEBRING — A woman was airlifted to Tampa Saturday morning after a head-on collision on Memorial Drive. The crash occurred at the intersection of Memorial Drive and Sunset Drive just before 11 a.m.. The two vehicles involved, a Saturn and a Rent-A-Center van, were headed in opposite directions on Memorial. “The van was headed northbound

Pedestrian Killed in Early Morning Crash on SR 50

A 24-year-old woman who ran directly into the path of a vehicle, died on the spot after she was struck on SR 50, east of Old Cheney Highway in Orange County, troopers said. Florida Highway Patrol said, Alicia Stokes, of Orlando, who was in the parking lot of Mr. Sisters, ran across the eastbound lanes