20-year-old in critical condition following crash

20-year-old in critical condition following crash

[Last updated on April 30, 2015, at 7:21 a.m.] Ocklawaha, Florida — A 20-year-old man remains in the hospital after he flipped his vehicle on Wednesday afternoon. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said a black 2000 Dodge Durango was traveling eastbound on County Road 42 approaching 168th Terrace before the accident happened. The driver, later identified […]

Endangered boy: Father fled crash scene on foot with 8-year-old son

Endangered boy: Father fled crash scene on foot with 8-year-old son

[Last updated on April 23, 2015, at 11:02 p.m.] “Thank you for your assistance in locating 8-year-old Jonathan Smittle,” the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said. The boy was located with his father. The PCSO and the Department of Children and Families is currently investigating this incident. No further details have been released at this time. […]

Baby died after Ocala woman was rear-ended

Baby died after Ocala woman was rear-ended

Marion County — Florida Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Sergeant Tracy Hisler-Pace said that 8-month-old Lucas Joseph Golebiowski passed away from his injuries following a car crash that occurred on Friday morning. The announcement was made Saturday morning. According to reports, A Nissan Altima driven by Kristiana B. Golebiowski, 33, of Ocala, was headed south […]

Dash cam: Officer rammed armed pedestrian suspect with police car

Dash cam: Officer rammed armed pedestrian suspect with police car

A dash cam video from a February 19, incident was finally released to the media following the completion of an investigation. The video showed a Marana, Arizona, police officer intentionally run down 36-year-old Mario Valencia with a police car. The video has stirred up debate of whether or not the officer’s actions were justified. Police […]

Young skateboarder hit by truck, identified

Young skateboarder hit by truck, identified

Ocala, Florida — A young boy remained in critical but stable condition on Tuesday after being struck by a truck while he was riding his skateboard. Daniel Mahoney-Langione, 16, was riding his skateboard on CR 200A when he attempted to cross over Northeast 24th Street. He crossed over the westbound lane, but failed to yield […]

Fatal: 4-vehicle crash on I-75 near mile marker 367

Fatal: 4-vehicle crash on I-75 near mile marker 367

Just before 4 a.m., Sunday, the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a four-vehicle crash northbound on I-75 near the 367 mile marker. One person has been confirmed dead. There were two tractor-trailers and two passenger vehicles involved in the accident. Northbound lanes reopened at approximately 12:00 p.m. Sunday. Traffic was diverted into the emergency lane […]

1 person arrested, 1 remains hospitalized after CR 484 crash

1 person arrested, 1 remains hospitalized after CR 484 crash

Ocala, Florida — On Friday, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies and Marion County Fire Rescue responded to a two-vehicle crash on County Road 484 east of Marion Oaks Boulevard, just feet from the Marion Oaks entrance. A 2005 Chevrolet DURAMAX DIESEL 3500 pickup truck, driven by Pedro Gutierrez, 53, of Mexico, was traveling westbound in the […]

Car accident on CR 484, entrance of Marion Oaks

Car accident on CR 484, entrance of Marion Oaks

Ocala, Florida — Marion County sheriff’s deputies secured an accident scene Friday evening as Marion County Fire Rescue prepared victims for transport. Deputies kept the accident scene secure until the Florida Highway Patrol was able to arrive. Preliminary reports indicated that a Toyota Camry was traveling west on Country Road 484, and might have been […]

Crash killed couple that were about to marry

Crash killed couple that were about to marry

Dunnellon, Florida — A woman and a man were killed Wednesday night after their motorcycle collided with a car. The accident happened at 10:30 p.m. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Dana Roberts, 16, who was driving a 2005 Pontiac G6, was stopped at a stop sign westbound on Southwest 85th Place at the intersection of […]

Silver Springs Shores man killed in crash

Silver Springs Shores man killed in crash

Ocala, Florida — A Silver Springs Shores man was killed in a single-vehicle crash early Friday. The accident happened in Silver Spring Shores. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver, identified as Walter Devin O’Neal, 21, was traveling in a northeasterly direction on Midway Road at a high-rate of speed when he rounded a […]

Fatal accident involving a semi and SUV on SR 200

Fatal accident involving a semi and SUV on SR 200

Ocala, Florida — The Florida Highway Patrol said an Inverness man, identified as Ricky A. Suggs, 58, was killed after his SUV collided head-on with a semi Friday morning. The accident happened on State Road 200, near the entrance of the Spruce Creek Preserve community. According to troopers on the scene, a 2003 Lexus SUV […]

Drunk woman nearly hit deputy head-on

Drunk woman nearly hit deputy head-on

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman was arrested and charged with DUI after she almost hit a patrol car head-on. Ocala Police Officer Luis Camacho responded to the 3800 block of South Pine Avenue, in reference to a single vehicle crash with a possible drunk driver, early Thursday. When Officer Camacho arrived on the scene, […]

West Port Students injured in early morning crash

West Port Students injured in early morning crash

Ocala, Florida — Five West Port High School students — three girls and two boys –were transported to a local hospital on Tuesday, March 3, following a morning accident involving two vehicles. At approximately 11:05 a.m., the Marion County Public Safety Communications Center received a 911 call about a two-vehicle accident on Southwest 38th Street. […]

Ocala man crashed car after he was shot

Ocala man crashed car after he was shot

Ocala, Florida — At approximately 12:55 a.m., while patrolling his zone, Ocala Police Officer Amado Burgos spotted a vehicle that had flipped in an empty parking lot at the corner of South Pine Avenue and Southwest Broadway Street. Officer Burgos then made contact with two citizens who were assisting the driver of the overturned vehicle, […]

Fog most likely cause of crash that killed a young woman

Fog most likely cause of crash that killed a young woman

Lakeland, Florida — Around 6:30 a.m., Monday, February 23, 2015, a 1996 green Honda Accord driven by 23-year-old Kalie Cadwell, of Lakeland, was headed southbound on Combee Road North approaching the intersection with Old Combee Road in Lakeland, when a 2008 black Chevrolet Malibu being driven by 45-year-old Jennifer Nestor, of Lakeland, entered into the […]

One teen dead, one in critical condition following car crash

One teen dead, one in critical condition following car crash

Summerfield, Florida — One of the two brothers that was critically injured in an accident over the weekend has died. According to FHP spokeswoman, Sergeant Tracy Hisler-Pace, Codey Benoit, 18, a Belleview High School student, died at Ocala Regional Medical Center at 4:33 a.m. Monday. Codey’s brother, Travis Benoit, 14, remains in the pediatric intensive […]