441 crash claims the life of Ocala woman

441 crash claims the life of Ocala woman

  Ocala, Florida — Rochelle Gainey, 25, died Saturday after an Anthony woman pulled out in front of her. The accident happened at approximately 4 p.m. Florida Highway Patrol Troopers said that K. Peck Sells, 72, who was driving a 1998 Ford Expedition, was stopped in the driveway of the Ocala Drive-in theater, located at 4850 […]

Teen, 17, dies in crash on Saturday

Teen, 17, dies in crash on Saturday

Marion County — An Umatilla teen died Saturday when she failed to negotiate a curve and lost control of her vehicle. The crash happened at approximately 8:50 p.m. Yesenia Ventura, 17, who was driving a 2000 Saturn, was headed eastbound on County Road 42, Marion County, when she failed to negotiate a curve in the […]

Student killed by hit-and-run driver

Student killed by hit-and-run driver

Belleview, Florida — On May 18, the Florida Highway Patrol was notified of a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred on U.S. Highway 301, at the intersection of Southeast 125th Place, Belleview. According to FHP, Zachery T. Holt, 17, who was known by his friends as “Zach”, was walking southbound, adjacent to the roadway, when Vanisha […]

Street racing could be cause of fatal crash in Marion Oaks

Troopers said that speed was definitely a factor

Street racing could be cause of fatal crash in Marion Oaks

Ocala, Florida — The Florida Highway Patrol has confirmed that at least one person is dead following a tragic street racing accident that occurred in Marion Oaks. The driver, Ethan J. Ruiz, 19, was airlifted to Ocala Regional Medical Center, and is listed in critical condition. The female passenger, Charisma Francisco, 17, was pronounced deceased […]

One person killed in 60th Avenue crash

One person killed in 60th Avenue crash

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is investigating a traffic crash that occurred at the intersection of Southwest 60th Avenue and Southwest 20th Street. One person was killed in the crash. According to a press release, a man slammed into the rear-end of a Chevy van, which then slammed into the back of a […]

Rescue crews free man after car was crushed

Rescue crews free man after car was crushed

Ocala, Florida — Marion County Fire Rescue  units were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash in the vicinity of the U-Haul Self Storage, located at 5555 South Pine Avenue, Ocala. When Rescue 531 arrived on scene, crews found that a Honda had been involved in a collision with a farm tractor and its trailer. The driver […]

One person confirmed dead in Belleview crash

One person confirmed dead in Belleview crash

Belleview, Florida — The Florida Highway Patrol is currently investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash on U.S 301. The crash involved a semi and GMC pick-up truck. FHP said that , the driver of the GMC, Joseph Grzeca, 56, of Beverly Hills, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Marion County Fire Rescue HAZMAT team responded to the scene to contain fuel […]

Four-vehicle crash shuts down I-75 for nearly 4 hours

Four-vehicle crash shuts down I-75 for nearly 4 hours

Ocala, Florida — A four-vehicle accident involving three semis and a mini-van left lumber scattered across Interstate 75 near Mile Marker 338, Thursday morning. The accident shut down all three southbound lanes of I-75 for nearly four hours while traffic was re-routed onto the County Road 484 exit. Marion County Fire Rescue received the call shortly […]

Former MCSO deputy killed in crash, 2 others injured

Former MCSO deputy killed in crash, 2 others injured

Levy County — A Marion County Sheriff’s deputy was killed and two others were injured in a crash at approximately 3 a.m.Sunday. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said that a 2000 Yamaha motorcycle, driven by Deputy Tevyn D. Gadson, 22, was traveling north on CR-331A at an “unsafe speed” when he slammed into the rear-end of […]

Belleview woman dies in single-vehicle car crash

Belleview woman dies in single-vehicle car crash

A Belleview woman died in a car crash Wednesday morning when she lost control of her vehicle and ran off the road. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, at approximately 1:48 a.m., a 2005 Nissan Murano, driven by Susan Michelle Ross, 49, was traveling south on Southeast 180th Avenue Road when, for unknown reasons, Ross […]

Alcohol could have been a factor in Dunnellon crash

Alcohol could have been a factor in Dunnellon crash

Dunnellon, Florida — On Monday, at approximately 11:45 p.m., the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a vehicle crash at 20290 Southwest Marine Boulevard, Dunnellon. Marion County Fire Rescue and Rainbow Lakes Estates Fire Department units were already on the scene when FHP arrived. The first of three MCFR units arrived to find a white 2006 […]

Couple injured in motorcycle crash released from hospital

At fault driver did not have license

Couple injured in motorcycle crash released from hospital

[Last updated on October 2, 2015, at 1:46 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — On Sunday, September 20, the sun was just going down when John Chiguina, 37, and his girlfriend, Jennifer “Shelley” Turner, 42, decided to go for a ride on Chiguina’s black 2014 Kawasaki Vulcan motorcycle. Little did the couple know that their lives would […]

Motorcyclist killed after vehicle turned in front of him

Motorcyclist killed after vehicle turned in front of him

Ocala, Florida — A motorcycle rider was killed in a crash Thursday morning when a minivan turned in front of the motorcycle at Northeast 35th Street and Northeast 33rd Avenue. A 2005 Pontiac Montana minivan, driven by Jennifer King, 35, was traveling west on Northeast 35th street, approaching the intersection of Northeast 33rd Avenue. According […]

2-car crash on SR 200 leaves one injured & one dead

2-car crash on SR 200 leaves one injured & one dead

Ocala, Florida — A 39-year-old Ocala woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash on State Road 200 after she crossed into oncoming traffic. The accident occurred on Wednesday at approximately 7:56 a.m., near Ocala BMW in the 5000 block of Southwest State Road 200. According to the Ocala Police Department, Madhavi Balineni was driving a 1992 […]

Traffic crash at 326 and 441

Traffic crash at 326 and 441

A Hawthorne woman was cited for careless driving following a crash at the intersection of U.S. 441 and State Road 326 on Friday. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 2002 Chevy TrailBlazer, driven by Amber Castor, 41, was traveling north on U.S. 441 in the outside lane as it approached the intersection of State […]

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