Category: Florida Highway Patrol

Child killed at bus stop

A 10-year-old boy died Tuesday morning after he was struck by a pickup truck at a Clermont bus stop that angry parents and neighbors say has been dangerous for years.“It was an accident waiting to happen and something needs to be done to make this bus stop, and probably many others, safer for the kids,”

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 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

1 dead in motorcycle crash

The pedestrian was hit by a motorcyclist with a long history of traffic violations.SPRING HILL- A Spring Hill motorcyclist with three DUI charges on his driving record hit and killed a female pedestrian Thursday morning when he sped through a red light on Spring Hill Drive, authorities say. Investigators had not been able to identify

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

2 hurt, but baby OK in Saturday crash

Two Miami motorists were hospitalized, but an infant was uninjured, in a two-car crash about 5:13 p.m. Saturday at Mile Marker 63 in which a pickup rolled on its side, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Michael Escolona, 20, was driving a 1998 Honda south with Jessica Lam, 20, of Miami, and an infant in

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

Man, 76, dies after crash of motorcycle

A 76-year-old Jacksonville man died at Florida Hospital Flagler after crashing his new trike on Interstate 95, the Florida Highway Patrol said Friday. John R. Tucker Jr. was travelingnorth on the interstate north of the Palm Coast Parkway exit on his three-wheeled motorcycleTuesday when he tried to pass a tractor-trailer and lost control, an FHP

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