Category: Florida Highway Patrol

Man arrested, woman hospitalized after rollover crash

A rollover crash in Floral City put a woman in the hospital and a man behind bars on DUI charges. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Steven M. Dickson, 62, was driving east on County Road 48 near Istachatta Road shortly before 10:30 p.m. Thursday when an animal darted into the road. Troopers said Dickson

Motorcyclist killed, deputy hurt during two-county pursuit

A motorcyclist was killed and a Pasco County deputy injured after a traffic stop turned into a two-county pursuit. According to reports, Dep. Ashley Grady stopped a Dodge Ram pick-up truck on suspicion of DUI at about 7:19 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of U.S. 19 and Florestate Drive in Hudson. Deputies said the suspect,

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

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

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

I-4 crash kills Orlando man

A 22-year-old man died in a crash on westbound Interstate 4 Sunday and one of his passengers is in serious condition. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Ali Muhammad Chehab, of Orlando, died when his Toyota Scion flipped on I-4 south of State Road 436. Troopers said Chehab was driving on the inside lane when another

Cocoa couple killed in motorcycle crash

KISSIMMEE — A husband and wife from Cocoa died when a pickup truck turned into the path of their motorcycle on U.S. 192 in Osceola County. The Florida Highway Patrol says 55-year-old James Hudson and 56-year-old Mary Hudson died Sunday afternoon. Officials say 22-year-old Ashley Williams was driving the pickup truck, which was stopped at