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Driver leaves scene of accident

CHARLOTTE COUNTY-A hit-and-run driver struck a bicyclist at U.S. 41 and Harbor Boulevard in Charlotte County late Monday. Shortly before 10 p.m., Raymond Earl Hembree, 53, reportedly crossed U.S. 41 in front of an oncoming northbound car at a traffic signal. The driver struck Hembree and continuednorth. Paramedics took Hembree to Lee Memorial Hospital, where

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

Bicyclist dies in crash with pickup

A bicyclist was killed Wednesday evening after he and a pickup collided on Alt. U.S.19 in Tarpon Springs, authorities said. The crash happened about 7:30 p.m. just south of where the road crosses Plaza Drive. Police said an unidentified male bicyclist was riding against traffic on the eastern edge of the road when he was

Woman killed crossing road

PALM BEACH COUNTYA woman was killed Wednesday night after she was struck by a sport utility vehicle west of LakeWorth, a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said. Dianna Gonzalez, 40, of West Palm Beach attempted to cross to the south side of l0th Avenue North, east of Florida MangoRoad, at 8:36 p.m., according to

Motorcycle crash kills man, woman

Motorcycle crash kills man, womanLAKELAND-A 38-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman were killed while riding a motorcycleMonday night in Lakeland when it struck a car as it backed out of a driveway, according to theFlorida Highway Patrol.Michael Mitts and Laura Nalley of Lakeland died at the scene on North Chestnut Road, near the intersection of

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

Bike rider killed was Pasco man

TARPON SPRINGSBike rider killed was Pasco manThe bicyclist killed Wednesday On Alt. U.S. l9 was identified Friday as Abimael Santiago Cancel, 38, of Holiday. Cancel was riding against traffic on the eastern shoulder of the road south of Plaza Drive when a northbound Ford utility truck hit him about 7:30 p.m., police said. Cancel, who

Motorcyclist injured after hitting guardrail

SAFETY HARBORMotorcyclist injured after hitting guardrailA 40-year-old man from Tampa was seriously injured Monday afternoon when his motorcyclecrashed in Safety Harbor. Pinellas sheriff’s deputies said Eric Von Schnetzer was driving north on Philippe Parkway about 2:20 p.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway justnorth of Enterprise Road. Deputies said Von Schnetzer

Motorcyclist dies after crash with truck

TAMPAMotorcyclist dies after crash with truckA 30-year-old motorcyclist died Sunday night after a collision with a pickup.Police said Jonathan Pearson of St. Petersburg was headed west on Kennedy Boulevard about 9:30 p.m. on a 2006 Suzuki motorcycle as Joseph Rametta, 58, was driving a 1999Toyota pickup north on Clark Street, crossing onto KennedyBoulevard when he

Motorcycle crash kills man

Police BeatMotorcycle crash kills manA Lake Butler man was killed Thursday afternoon in Columbia County when he drove hismotorcycle into a car that had stopped in front of him to make a turn, the Florida Highway Patrolreported. Dead is Marshall E. Palmer, 64, according to an FHP media release.The accident occurred about 1:50 p.m. on