Category: fatality

Gibsonton teen dies in crash

A Gibsonton man died early Saturday after his car hit a ditch and flipped over inRiverview, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said. Dusty Lee Maskrey,19, washeaded south on Riverview Drive at 2:23 am when he missed a curve, hit a ditchand struck a utility pole near Van Fleet Road, investigators said. Maskrey of IsabelAvenue was

New Port Richey motorcyclist dies in crash

A 36- year-old motorcyclist was killed after he veered off Cecilia Drive and crashed Friday afternoon, police said. Luis R. Torres of New Port Richey was westbound nearGreenwood Street when, for an unknown reason, his 2008 Suzuki GSXR-1000 went off theroad and crashed into a parked car at about 4:20 p.m., according to New Port

1 dead in crash with TFD firetruck

A motorcyclist died Wednesday night in a crash with a Tallahassee Fire Departmenttruck. The crash occurred at 8:23 p.m. at the intersection of Tennessee Street and White Drive, TPD spokeswoman Officer Susan Newhouse said. The TFD truck was traveling west on Tennessee responding to a call. Newhouse said the truck had its lights and sirens

Teen killed in Sunday crash

GRAND RIDGEA single-car crash early Sunday killed a Sneads teen and left another in a hospital in critical condition, the Florida Highway Patrol reported. Joshua Lee Jaworski, 19, was driving a 2000 Acura on U.S. 90 eastbound with 17-year-old passenger Audrionna Schae Pearson when the car went onto the shoulder, hit a culvert and became

1 killed in U.S. 331 wreck

DeFUNIAK SPRINGSA driver was attempting to make a U-turn on U.S. 331 just north of Liberty when his truck collided with an SUV, killing the passenger and critically injuring the driver about 12:15 p.m. Sunday. Katherine Helmes Bryan, 53, of DeFuniak Springs, was pronounced dead on the scene after the 2004 Ford Explorer she was

1 killed 2 injured on I-4 bridge

VOLUSIA COUNTYA Port Orange man was killed early Tuesday in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 4,the Florida Highway Patrol said. The crash occurred about 1:15 a.m. on the bridge over the St. Johns River. A 2001 Lexus driven by Eric Mendez, 27, of Orange City struck the rear of a 1994 Jeep driven by Brian

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 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

Autopsy shows youth had alcohol in system

CRASH KILLED FOUR: But experts say Sean Leonard was not legally impairedBy DALE WHITEdale. white@heraldtribune.com SARASOTA COUNTY – An autopsy report shows that the driver of an SUV that crashed inMarch, killing him and three other teenagers, had alcohol and marijuana in his system at thetime of the wreck. Yet experts say the results do