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 arrested

At fault driver did not have license

Couple injured in motorcycle crash released from hospital, at fault driver arrested

[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 […]

Mother involved in 225A crash died

Mother involved in 225A crash died

Ocala, Florida — A mother who was critically injured following a two-vehicle crash on August 3, has died. Florida Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Sergeant Tracy Hisler-Pace said that Conley was pronounced deceased on August 16, 2015, at 10:54 a.m. Conley’s passenger, 6-year-old Zachary Bode, remains in critical condition at UF Health Shands Hospital in […]

Young Summerfield woman killed in crash

Young Summerfield woman killed in crash

Marion County — A Summerfield woman lost her life Saturday evening after her vehicle struck a power pole. A 2001 silver Toyota Celica, driven by Sydney M. Root, 22, was traveling southbound on Southeast 47th Avenue when the vehicle began to exit the roadway. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said that the vehicle entered the west grassy […]

Two critically injured in accident on 225A

Two critically injured in accident on 225A

[Last updated on August 5, 2015, at 12:18 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — A mother and a 6-year-old boy are in critical condition following a two-vehicle crash Monday morning. The relationship between the woman and the boy is unknown at this time. According to reports, at approximately 9:47 a.m. the Marion County Public Safety Communications Center received a 911 […]

2-vehicle crash with serious injuries

2-vehicle crash with serious injuries

Marion County – The Florida Highway Patrol has released the report in regards to a crash that occurred on June 22, at the intersection of U.S 27 and County Road 464B. At approximately 12:50 p.m., Marion County Fire Rescue was dispatched to a two-vehicle accident with injuries. Engine 20 was the first to arrive on the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]