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Teen bicyclist struck, killed

Tyler Allen Martin died on way to hospital; driver not expected to be charged. A local 18-year-old died Wednesday after he was stuck by an oil tanker truck on CountyRoad 214, according to St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office investigators. Tyler Allen Martin was riding his bicycle southbound on Ryan Road around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday,according to

2 on motorcycle killed in crash

TAMPA -Galilee Wells Howard was 69 but just started riding motorcycles a year ago. She retired from running a family well-drilling business when a new friend, Thomas Steven Colson, invited her to hop on the back of his chopper. Colson, a lifelong biker, loved having someone to share his adventures. He and Howard were parents

3 injured in Lynn Haven crash

Woman escaping from police hit car in rainstorm; 2 criticalLYNN HAVEN – Three people were seriously injured, two critically, in a wreck Monday on State 77 after police briefly pursued one of the vehicles in a rainstorm, authorities said. The wreck, which occurred near 26th Street about 12:20 p.m., forcedauthorities to shut down the intersection

Details released on Alligator Alley crash

BROWARD COUNTY Details released on Alligator Alley crash The Florida Highway Patrol on Thursday released details about the SUV passenger who died Wednesday in a crash with a pickup truck on Alligator Alley in Broward County Yvon Pierre, 49, of Oakland Park, was in the Toyota 4 Runner that was rear-ended by the pickup, sending

Man drives in wrong di-rection, dies in collision.

Man drives in wrong di­rection, dies in collision. Shane Swenson, 31, of Ti- tusville, was killed Thursday morning after driving the wrong way on a major Or­ange County road. The two-vehicle crash happened at about 3:40 a.m. at State Road 417 and Uni­versity Boulevard, and shut down the road for several hours, officials reported. An

Insurance fraud: Staged crashes rob Floridians

No-fault fraud gangs prove it’s possible to steal more money with a ball­point pen than a gun. Insurance fraud: Staged crashes rob Floridians By Walter Dartland Every day. staged-crash gangs and crooked clinics rob hardworking Floridians with brazen insurance schemes that ex­ploit loopholes in our no-fault auto- insurance system. Large and loose­ly organized fraud gangs

Man crossing street hit, killed by car

Man crossing street hit, killed by car TAMPA — A 44-year-old man was hit by a car and killed while trying to cross West Hillsborough Avenue on Saturday night, police said. The accident happened about 9:40 p.m., when the man was trying to cross Hillsborough at North MacDill Avenue, police said. He stepped into the


LEGAL BRIEFS JURY DELIVERS $2.25 MILLION VERDICT IN 1-95 OFF-RAMP CRASH A Palm Beach County jury found a teen­age driver was responsible for the death of Ann Prushansky and awarded damages netting the victim’s three surviving chil­dren $2.25 million. Fradley, 17 at the time, was blamed for killing Prushansky in a six-vehicle pileup on the

Man seriously hurt in crash that killed one

POLICE BEAT Man seriously hurt in crash that killed one A Gainesville man was seriously injured in a head-on collision Wednesday night that left another driver dead. The Florida Highway Patrol said Michael David Delp. 49. was taken to Shands at the University of Florida following the 8:23 p.m. crash on State Road 40 at

Motorcyclist, 34, dies after crash

SPRING HILL Motorcyclist, 34, dies after crash A motorcyclist died early Sunday after failing to make a curve, striking a tree and then being hit by another driver, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The name of the motorcyclist, who was 34 and from Spring Hill, was not released. The patrol said that around 3 a.m.,