Category: fatal accident

Motorcyclist killed was Lehigh man

FORT MYERSFort Myers police have identified the man killed in a motorcycle crash Sunday morning as Rafael Vaca Vazquez, 25, of Lehigh Acres.The crash occurred at 1:32 a.m. at the intersection of Jackson Street and Dora Street Police said VacaVazquez was not wearing a helmet when he was thrown from the motorcycle.No other vehicles are

Crash fatal to driver hit leaving Walmart

ORANGE COUNTY A driver leaving a Walmart was hit by a sport-utility vehicle early Thursday and died at a hospital, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Marie Pierre Canel 26, of Orlando, was turning left to leave the store at 8990 Turkey Lake Road and drove her 2001 Pontiac Sunfire into the path ofa 2002 Chevrolet

3 dead in head-on crash of truck, car

ORANGE COUNTYThree men died early Friday when a 1989 Chevrolet pickup truck crashed head-on into a 2001 Toyota Corolla on Orange Blossom Trail in Apopka. The man driving the wrong-way truck just before 1 a.m. was dead at the scene near Sprint Boulevard. As of Friday night the Florida Highway Patrol had not been able

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,

Witness Needed In Fatal Accident

38-Year-Old Wauchula Man Died Following Foggy Crash By JOAN SEAMANof The Herald-Advocate A potential witness to a fatal crash on Saturday morning is asked to help the Florida Highway Patrol. According to the FHP report of Tpr. Jesse DeBoom, the incident happened shortly before 8 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 17 and REA Road

Grandmother killed in crash at intersection

PEMBROKE PINESA driver may have run a red light in a crash Monday afternoon in Pembroke Pines that left a grandmother dead, police said. Neyda Hernandez, 51, of Pembroke Pines, was trying to make a left turn on to Pines Boulevard from Northwest 208th Avenue when her car collided with another vehicle at the intersection,

Softball coach gets four years in prison in fatal wreck

Man who was intoxicated says he’s ‘truly sorry’BY TOM BRENNANThe Tampa Tribune Tampa- The coach had belted down a half-dozen beers and a couple of tequila shots at the holiday dessert social for his girls softball team. Team parents became so concerned they decided to snatch his keys, but Paul Michael Parks had sneaked out