Category: auto accident

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

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

Lakes hit-and-run victim: ‘Come save me’

Damaged Ford F-150 sought after woman hurt LAUDERDALE LAKES – Trapped in the wreckage of her car, Miriam Reid could only reach the cellphone she kept on a cord around her neck. She called her older brother, “Come save me,” said the 20-year-old nursing student. From the family’s house just blocks away, Emmanuel Reid, 24,

Crash sends Two People to Hospital

WINTER HAVENTwo people were hospitalized Saturday following a crash on Lucerne Park Road in Winter Haven, police said. The crash happened about 11:40 a.m. Charles Evans, 53, was headed north on Lucerne Park Road when his 2007 Chevrolet truck drifted into the southbound lane, according to Winter Haven Police Department. He struck the rear left

Police: 4 injured in 3-vehicle crash

FLEEING .DRIVERPolice: 4 injured in 3-vehicle crashBy MATTHEW PLEASANTNYT Regional Media Group WINTER HAVENA 26-year-old driver fleeing from police caused a Multi-vehicle crash at U.S. 17 and Avenue G Southeast that injured him and three others, two seriously, Tuesday night, Winter Haven policesaid.The driver, Frenanadio Dwayne Washington, of 300 Lee Ave. N.W., was thrown from

Crash kills Ponte Vedra Beach man

Crash kills Ponte Vedra Beach ManFrom StaffA 43-year-old Ponte Vedra Beach man was killed Thursday morning in a crash on U.S. 1 North near Nocatee Parkway, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.A woman driving northbound on U.S. 1 in a 2007 Toyota around 7 a.m. Thursday, driftedinto the median and swerved right and hard

One killed, two hurt Near I-75 exit

TAMPAOne killed, twohurt near I-75 exitA man died Sunday afternoonin a car crash near theInterstate 75 exit to MorrisBridge Road. Aaron Madueke, 59, was driving north on I-75 about 1:09 p.m. in a2000 Honda Accord whenhe exited onto Morris BridgeRoad, Hillsborough Countysheriff’s officials said. He failed to stop at a stop signat the exit. A

Minor injuries in bus vs. car Friday

KATHIE COLGROVENCR ReporterA Nassau County school bus transporting 27 students collided with a car in Callahan Friday morning.Two of the students complained of minor injuries. The crash occurred just after 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of · Mickler Street and Second Avenue as the bus was traveling to West Nassau High School. Following the collision,

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

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.