Driver transported to local hospital following two-vehicle crash

Driver transported to local hospital following two-vehicle crash

Ocala, Florida — A driver was transported to a local hospital Tuesday following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of SE Fort King Street and SE 36th Avenue. According to reports, Ocala Fire Rescue crews were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident with rollover at approximately 9:53 a.m. Article continued below Engine 2, Rescue 2, […]

Two-vehicle crash, tanker versus pickup truck

Two-vehicle crash, tanker versus pickup truck

OCALA — Ocala Police Department Lt. Dustin Keuntjes said that the driver of a Ford pickup managed to escape injury in a Sunday morning crash. Ocala Fire Rescue responded to a vehicle collision with possible entrapment and fuel leak in the 3500 block of West Silver Springs Blvd after a pickup truck slammed into a […]

Umatilla man dies in fatal crash

Umatilla man dies in fatal crash

Umatilla, Florida — A Umatilla man was killed Friday after the 1987 Toyota Camry he was driving slammed into a large concrete utility pole. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say that Mark Vaningan, 61, was traveling east on County Road 42 when he attempted to navigate a curve to the left. As Vaningan went into the curve, he […]

Driver injured in Pine Avenue crash has died, additional charges could be filed

Driver injured in Pine Avenue crash has died, additional charges could be filed

  Ocala, Florida — The injured driver, identified as Lisa Schick, 44, has passed away due to her injuries. Ocala Police Department Traffic Unit Supervisor, Eric Hooper, told Ocala Post that the investigation is ongoing and no additional charges have been filed against Hudson at this time. The outcome of the investigation will determine if additional charges […]

Pine Avenue crash leaves one injured, other driver arrested

Pine Avenue crash leaves one injured, other driver arrested

[Last updated on July 26, 2019, at 11:30 a.m.] Ocala, Florida — UPDATE — The injured driver, identified as Lisa Schick, has passed away due to her injuries. Ocala Police Department Traffic Unit Supervisor, Eric Hooper, told Ocala Post that the investigation is ongoing and no additional charges have been filed against Hudson at this time. ORIGINAL […]

Woman rushed to hospital after she slammed into semi-trailer

Woman rushed to hospital after she slammed into semi-trailer

  On Thursday, July 18, at approximately 12:24 p.m., multiple units from Gainesville Fire Rescue were alerted to a vehicle accident with entrapment at 7035 NW 22 St. Upon arrival,  units discovered that a small SUV had slammed into the rear-end of a stopped flatbed semi-truck. The driver of the semi was attempting to make […]

Four injured in crash on NE 36th Avenue

Four injured in crash on NE 36th Avenue

Ocala, Florida —  Ocala Fire Rescue’s Engine 5, Rescue 3, Tower 1, Battalion Chief 11, and a Safety Officer were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident Friday with possible entrapment. The call came in at approximately 9:38 a.m. The crash occurred at NE 36th Avenue and NE 14th Street. Upon arrival, first responders discovered a […]

FHP ALERT — Fatal crash, I-75 northbound lanes closed

FHP ALERT — Fatal crash, I-75 northbound lanes closed

      [Last updated on June 18, 2019, at 4:05 p.m.] Marion County — A box truck vs tractor- trailer crash (with 1 confirmed fatality) on I-75 at the 340-mile marker in Marion County has all northbound lanes closed. Northbound traffic is being routed off at CR 484. Motorist should seek alternate roads to […]

Woman who smiled for her booking photo, sentenced

Woman who smiled for her booking photo, sentenced

Ocala, Florida — A woman who smiled for her booking photo following her May 10, 2018, DUI arrest was sentenced Thursday to 11 years in prison. Upon her arrest, Angenette Marie Welk, 44, A.K.A. Angenette Marie Missett, was charged with DUI with Serious Bodily Injury. On May 14, the victim, 60-year-old Sandra Clarkston, was removed […]

Fleeing suspect captured, school lock down lifted

Fleeing suspect captured, school lock down lifted

Ocala police have called off the search for a suspect who crashed into an OPD patrol car while attempting to flee from a traffic stop. According to OPD, at approximately 8:12 a.m., Officer William Joedicke conducted a traffic stop on a white Dodge Charger in the area of Gateway Plaza. The driver of the vehicle […]

Driver ticketed after hitting marked police cruiser

Driver ticketed after hitting marked police cruiser

Ocala — A 21-year-old driver was ticketed after he failed to yield and collided with an Ocala Police Department marked cruiser. According to the crash report, a Hyundai Elantra, driven by Victor Luis Hernandez Bohorquez, was traveling northbound on Southwest 27th Avenue in the left turn lane approaching the intersection of Southwest 20th street and […]

Woman killed in crash after running stop sign

Woman killed in crash after running stop sign

A woman was killed Tuesday afternoon after she ran a stop sign and collided with a 1998  3-axle TEREX crane. Florida Highway Patrol Troopers say that Dinan Mcintosh, 66, of Virginia, was driving a 2004 Hyundai Elantra westbound on Southeast 178th Street approaching a stop sign at the T-intersection of South Highway 475. The crane, […]

Deputy hospitalized after he crashed patrol vehicle.

Deputy hospitalized after he crashed patrol vehicle.

A Marion County Sheriff’s deputy was hospitalized after he crashed his patrol vehicle. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, MCSO Deputy Timothy Fretts, 29, was driving his marked K-9 unit, a 2015 Ford Explorer, north on Southeast 38th Street early Sunday while responding to a domestic violence call. Troopers say that the SUV’s right side […]

Two teens killed in SR 40 crash

Two teens killed in SR 40 crash

Two teens, both 19, were killed in a single-vehicle crash Monday after the driver’s car slammed into a tree. At approximately 9:42 p.m., the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a single vehicle crash on State Road 40, just east of Northeast 64th Avenue. Troopers say the driver, Lindsey Hart, and her passenger, Leondre Thomas, was […]

Truck driver airlifted following crash

Truck driver airlifted following crash

A truck driver was transported by ShandsCair helicopter to Ocala Regional Medical Center Wednesday after he rolled his semi and became trapped inside. Florida Highway Patrol Troopers said the driver of the semi, Gary Lentz, 64, was traveling southbound on County road 315 approaching a right curve near the intersection of Northeast 247th Lane when […]

Bicyclist struck, killed on County Road 484

Bicyclist struck, killed on County Road 484

  A bicyclist was killed Saturday when he was struck by a 1999 Ford F-350 pickup truck. The bicyclist, identified as 59-year-old Dominick Gonzales, was traveling east on the paved shoulder of County Road 484. The F-350, driven by Jarvis Watkins, 40, was traveling east on County Road 484 in the outside lane approaching the […]

Semi nearly hits 76-year-old driver

Semi nearly hits 76-year-old driver

This is what happens when the DMV fails to restrict some elderly drivers. Semi nearly hits a vehicle driven by a 76-year-old driver when she creeps onto a Florida highway and directly into the path of the semi. The skilled truck driver was able to avoid the accident. What do you think? Please follow and […]

FedEx driver killed in freak accident after semi malfunction

FedEx driver killed in freak accident after semi malfunction

An Ocala FedEx driver was killed Wednesday in what can be described as a “Final Destination” type incident. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say 33-year-old Just Brewer was driving a flatbed semi loaded with sod northbound on the Florida Turnpike when the semi had a mechanical malfunction. According to reports, the brake drum and a tire […]

Hit-and-run suspect charged with multiple felonies

Hit-and-run suspect charged with multiple felonies

The Florida Highway Patrol arrested a man Monday they say was involved in a hit-and-run crash. Joshua Turner, of Weirsdale, was arrested and charged with Hit and Run-Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Property Damage (x6), Hit and Run-Failure to Remain at a Crash Involving Serious Bodily Injury (x3), Driving while License Suspended-Second Offense, […]

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