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 […]

3 accidents within minutes on 17th Street

3 accidents within minutes on 17th Street

Ocala, Florida — On November 5, 2014, Ocala Fire Rescue, Marion County Fire Rescue, and the Ocala Police Department responded to a three vehicle accident reported at 11:33 a.m., at the 1700 block of SE 17th Street. Two pickup trucks and a sedan collided, leaving the driver of the sedan trapped inside the vehicle. The […]

Three children are in critical condition following I-75 crash Sunday night

Three children are in critical condition following I-75 crash Sunday night

Ocala, Florida — On May 18, 2014, at approximately 9:25 p.m., there was a multiple vehicle crash southbound on I-75, mile marker 345. Florida Highway Patrol trooper Raul J. Umana, 20, was traveling northbound on I-75 in the inside lane. Trooper Umana was driving a 2007 marked FHP patrol car. A 2014 Nissan Altima, driven […]