School officials speak out about school bus incident, parents furious

School officials speak out about school bus incident, parents furious

[Last updated on November 7, 2016, at 12:23 p.m., to include a second statement from school officials.] Marion Oaks — At the request of several parents, Ocala Post reached out to school officials about an incident involving a school bus Friday morning. Marion County school officials spoke out Saturday about that incident. The accident occurred when […]

A Marion County school bus accident left parents fuming

A Marion County school bus accident left parents fuming

[Published on November 4, 2016. Last updated on November 5, 2016, at 6:50 p.m., to include a parent’s statement.] Marion Oaks — A Marion County school bus accident Friday left parents fuming when they were not immediately notified. In an e-mail to Ocala Post, a resident wrote, “Parents should rightfully be pissed.” According to the unnamed […]

Man jumped from truck, was upset with his friends

Man jumped from truck, was upset with his friends

[Last updated on September 6, 2016, at 3:16 p.m. A previous version of this article stated that the men searched for two hours. Investigators have since corrected that time to 30 minutes.]   The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the death of an Ocala man who jumped from a moving truck Saturday. Deputies […]

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 […]

Ocala orthopedic surgeon killed in accident at his home

Ocala orthopedic surgeon killed in accident at his home

Ocala, Florida — Ocala orthopedic surgeon, Michael K. Riley, 49, was killed in a tragic accident over the weekend at his home located at 13025 South Highway 475, Ocala. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Riley was killed while attempting to attach a boat and trailer to his vehicle. He was pronounced dead at […]

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 […]

MCFR: Driver failed to yield; struck rescue vehicle

MCFR: Driver failed to yield; struck rescue vehicle

Ocala, Florida — Emergency vehicles, including police, fire, and ambulances, respond to calls throughout the county every day. While some calls are ordinary, others include life-threatening situations. Despite the many safety campaigns advertised by emergency personnel, citizens cannot seem to grasp the concept of yielding to emergency vehicles. On Friday, January 23, at approximately 8:30 […]

Woman crushed under SUV

Woman crushed under SUV

Bartow, Florida — The Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to an overturned vehicle found near the 1000 block of 80 Foot Road, Bartow. When first responders arrived on-scene, they discovered that a woman had been crushed beneath an overturned 2000 silver Chevrolet Tahoe. According to investigators, it appeared the crash occurred […]

Mangled cars and one dead after fatal crash

Mangled cars and one dead after fatal crash

Polk County, Florida — Today, Polk County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide deputies conducted a Fatal Crash investigation in the area of Bluff Road on Highway 37 in Mulberry. At approximately 5:38 p.m., on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, the PCSO received a call in reference to a crash involving multiple vehicles. Deputies on the scene confirmed […]

Freak Bounce House Accident Causes Serious Injury

Freak Bounce House Accident Causes Serious Injury

South Glens Falls, New York – Two young boys and a girl were injured after a 10 x 10 “bouncy house” that witnesses claim was secured, was swept away by a gust of wind Monday afternoon. Parents watched in horror as the wind lifted the “bounce house” 50 feet into the air. The girl, 10, […]

Tragic I-75 accident is the motivation for “Move Over – Slow Down – Save A Life” month

Tragic I-75 accident is the motivation for “Move Over – Slow Down – Save A Life” month

Florida – As National Police Week starts today, law enforcement officers across the nation remember and honor our fallen heroes – those officers who in the service of their communities have given the ultimate sacrifice are remembered. As Florida mourns the loss of Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Chelsea Richard, who lost her life along with […]

I-75 accident claims life of The third victim

I-75 accident claims life of The third victim

Ocala, Florida – The third pedestrian involved in the May 3, 2014, crash on I-75, Mr. George R. Phillips, 52, of Ocala, Florida succumbed to his injuries late last night at Ocala Regional Medical Center. Investigators are in the beginning stages of sorting through the physical evidence and witness statements relating to this crash. Additional […]

Motorcycle Crash Claims Two Lives In Dunnellon

Motorcycle Crash Claims Two Lives In Dunnellon

  Dunnellon, Florida — Two motorcyclists were killed on April 26, 2014 as they were cruising in a rural area of Marion County. Justin Richard, 22, of Weeki Wachi, Florida and Douglas Keller, 27, of Citrus Springs, Florida were traveling together, southbound on SW 180th Avenue at a high rate of speed when both drivers […]

Summerfield Plane Crash Kills Two During Movie Filming

Summerfield Plane Crash Kills Two During Movie Filming

  Summerfield, Florida — A plane crash in Summerfield, Florida that killed two people, is now under investigation. On April 6, 2014 Deputy Jarrett Leedy responded to the 1700 block of SE 145th Street in reference to a plane crash. Upon arrival, Deputy Leedy located a small single engine plane that had crashed. Upon inspection […]

Road Rage Karma Captured On Video

Road Rage Karma Captured On Video

  Tampa, Florida – A woman whom was driving and minding her own business was being tailgated by another driver on State Road 41 in Tampa on March 24, 2014. The woman, whom does not want to be identified pulled out her cell phone and captured Jeffrey White, 33, of Tampa relentlessly tailgating her. She […]