Bus driver cited after minor crash

Bus driver cited after minor crash

A Marion County school bus driver was cited for careless driving Tuesday following a minor crash. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a Ford F-150, driven by Hallard Martin, was stopped at a red light on Southeast 31st Street facing west in the outside lane. The bus, driven by Felecia Lewis, was stopped behind the […]

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 […]

Street racing could be cause of fatal crash in Marion Oaks

Troopers said that speed was definitely a factor

Street racing could be cause of fatal crash in Marion Oaks

Ocala, Florida — The Florida Highway Patrol has confirmed that at least one person is dead following a tragic street racing accident that occurred in Marion Oaks. The driver, Ethan J. Ruiz, 19, was airlifted to Ocala Regional Medical Center, and is listed in critical condition. The female passenger, Charisma Francisco, 17, was pronounced deceased […]

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 […]

Crash killed couple that were about to marry

Crash killed couple that were about to marry

Dunnellon, Florida — A woman and a man were killed Wednesday night after their motorcycle collided with a car. The accident happened at 10:30 p.m. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Dana Roberts, 16, who was driving a 2005 Pontiac G6, was stopped at a stop sign westbound on Southwest 85th Place at the intersection of […]

MCFR: Driver failed to yield; struck rescue vehicle

MCFR: Driver failed to yield; struck rescue vehicle

Ocala, Florida — Emergency vehicles, including police, fire, and ambulances, respond to calls throughout the county every day. While some calls are ordinary, others include life-threatening situations. Despite the many safety campaigns advertised by emergency personnel, citizens cannot seem to grasp the concept of yielding to emergency vehicles. On Friday, January 23, at approximately 8:30 […]

David Harrington Dies in Marion County Crash

David Harrington Dies in Marion County Crash

  Williston, Florida — A young man by the name of David Eugene Harrington Jr., 22, of Williston, Florida was killed in an accident on October 27, 2013. Harrington was traveling westbound on CR 326 approaching the intersection of NW 150th Avenue when his 2000 Chevy Pickup truck left the paved portion of the roadway […]