One teen dead and another critically injured in crash

One teen dead and another critically injured in crash

Marion County — One teen is dead and another was critically injured following a Sunday evening traffic crash. The accident happened at approximately 6:11 p.m. The Florida Highway Patrol said Romario Fuenes-Salazar, 19, and his passenger, 18-year-old Guaruin Funes-Herrera, were traveling southbound on Northwest 115th Avenue in a 2002 Pontiac Sunfire while approaching the intersection […]

Driver had seizure, lost control of vehicle

Driver had seizure, lost control of vehicle

A woman and her 14-year-old nephew are in stable condition after their car crashed into a home Tuesday morning. The driver, Janice Porter, was traveling east on Southeast 108th Street when she had a seizure and lost control of her 2014 Ford Fusion. Marion County Fire Rescue said both occupants were transported to Munroe Regional […]

Arrest made in Marion Oaks traffic crash, killed 17-year-old girl

Arrest made in Marion Oaks traffic crash, killed 17-year-old girl

Marion Oaks — The Florida Highway Patrol made an arrest after an April 14 crash left a teenage girl dead. The accident happened on Marion Oaks Boulevard near Southwest 145th Place Road. On November 19, following a seven-month long investigation, Ethan Ruiz, 19, was arrested and charged with Vehicular Homicide. During the initial investigation, evidence suggested […]

Family, teachers, students, and staff mourn after student was killed

Family, teachers, students, and staff mourn after student was killed

[Last updated on November 14, 2016, at 5:14 p.m. In a previous version of this article, FHP had reported that Philip Catalano was also 17. FHP says they made a mistake on the report, as Catalano is actually 72.]  Marion County – A teen’s family is devastated after Nickolas L. Watke, 17, a Lake Weir High […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]