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 […]

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, […]

14-year-old girl was driving alone, critically injured

14-year-old girl was driving alone, critically injured

A 14-year-old girl was critically injured Tuesday after she crashed a 2004 Hyundai Sonata into a wooden fence. Troopers say the girl, identified as Nikia Ingram, was traveling eastbound on County Road 329 when she approached a curve near the intersection of Northwest 125th Street Road. Ingram failed to maintain control of the vehicle when […]

Leesburg teen dies in Marion County crash

Leesburg teen dies in Marion County crash

A Leesburg teenager who was involved in a traffic crash in Marion County, has died. 17-year-old Kurtis Colebrooks passed away at Ocala Regional Medical Center at 8:25 p.m. on July 6. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, on July 5, Colebrooks was traveling west on County Road 314 in a 2005 Dodge Neon when he […]

FHP trooper struck by car while patrolling I-75, died

FHP trooper struck by car while patrolling I-75, died

Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Sergeant William Trampass Bishop died from his injuries after being struck by a car Saturday evening. FHP Director, Colonel Gene Spaulding, said Sergeant Bishop was on patrol in Alachua County Saturday evening when he was struck on the southbound side of I-75 while standing outside of his patrol car. According to […]

Two people cut from vehicle following 484 crash

Two people cut from vehicle following 484 crash

  Two people had to be cut from their vehicle Tuesday afternoon following a traffic crash. At approximately 1:13 p.m., Marion County Fire Rescue responded to  I-75 and Highway 484 after a caller reported an accident in which two people were trapped. Shady Station #16 Engine Company and Liberty Station #32 Engine Company arrived on […]

Woman arrested after witnesses pulled her from an overturned vehicle

Woman arrested after witnesses pulled her from an overturned vehicle

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman was arrested Saturday after she fled the scene of an accident on State Road 200. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Dawn Haas, 35, was driving a 2016 Chevy eastbound on State Road 200 when she slammed into the rear-end of a 2013 Hyundai SUV, driven by 70-year-old Bernadette Cason. […]

Citra man in critical condition following U.S. 27 crash

Citra man in critical condition following U.S. 27 crash

A Citra man remained in critical condition Tuesday after he was involved in a car crash Monday afternoon. Ocala Police Department traffic crash investigators said Antonio James Turner, 38, who was driving a 2004 Toyota Solara, was traveling eastbound in the 2700 block of North U.S. 27 in the outside lane when the vehicle swerved […]

Truck ends up on a car during road rage incident

Truck ends up on a car during road rage incident

All photos were courtesy of OPD Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department arrested a High Springs man Wednesday following a road rage incident. Upon arrival, Officer Derek Vitale saw the rear-end of a silver Ford F-150 sitting on top of a brown Toyota Camry. The driver of the F-150 told Officer Vitale that the […]

Woman who killed Belleview High School student, sentenced

Woman who killed Belleview High School student, sentenced

Belleview, Florida — A woman who was involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash last year has been sentenced. On May 17, 2016, Belleview High School student Zachery T. Holt, 17, was walking southbound on U.S. Highway 301, at the intersection of Southeast 125th Place, Belleview, adjacent to the roadway. As Holt was walking, Vanisha V. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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