Category: Truck accident

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.

Child struck, killed when truck backs over her

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A 4-year-old girl died after she was run over by a pickup truck being worked on outside her home. Authorities say Jalessa Gonzalez was struck about 5:12 p.m. Monday. Lee County Sheriff’s deputies say 43-year-old Damon J. Drouin was in the driver’s seat of a Chevy Silverado when his friend asked

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

Key Largo man dies when struck by truck

A Key Largo man was killed Thursday when his bicycle was hit from behind on County Road 905 on North Key Largo. Gil Grove, 57, was riding south along the two-lane road to the Ocean Reef Club when he was struck from behind by a pickup truck, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The 11:30

Fort Lauderdale truck driver killed crossing I-75 after crash

A truck driver from Fort Lauderdale died on Interstate 75 on Friday after his rig was in a crash and he tried to cross the highway on foot in the predawn darkness. Lucas Joseph Folino, 36, was driving south around 6 a.m. when his truck hit the back of another tractor-trailer and jackknifed into the

Tractor trailer crash causes traffic delays on Turnpike

Fire rescue workers have cleaned up a fuel spill as a result of a crash involving three tractor-trailers and one car this morning in the southbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike near PGA Boulevard. Lanes in both directions are now open after being closed for hours, according to Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue officials. It’s the

“Parrish man injured in crash”

MANATEE — A 60-year-old Parrish man was listed in serious condition after a collision with a box truck at 4:16 p.m. Saturday. The man was at a stop sign in a 1995 four-door Chevrolet, looking to head southbound in the drive access of 9005 U.S. 301 approaching the intersection of Old Tampa Road, according to

“1 critical in Bradford crash”

A Baldwin man is in ciritcal condition following a Feb. 27 traffic crash in Bradford County. According to the report by Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Justin Smatt, Charles D. O’Neal, 54, of Baldwin was northbound on U.S. 301 north of C.R. 125. He was driving a 2006 Dodge Ram pickup. William E. Freese, 52, of

“Clearwater man dies after motorcycle hits truck”

CLEARWATER — Gary Kitchen was riding his black Harley-Davidson motorcycle home from a dental appointment Thursday when, somehow, he lost control. His wife, Cathy, had kissed him goodbye that morning, like every day she went to work. “He’s a homebody,” she said of her husband of nearly 35 years, who couldn’t work due to a

“Two Killed When Motorcycles Collide”

Authorities said two people died after a pair of motorcycles crashed into each other. The Florida Highway Patrol said the drivers of both motorcycles were trying to avoid hitting a trailer-toting truck in front of them and they ended up colliding. FHP identified the victims of Saturday night’s crash as 48-year-old Kevin Winne of Winter