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 […]

Woman hit, killed pedestrian, released from jail

Woman hit, killed pedestrian, released from jail

[Last updated on May 10, 2017, at 1:22 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — On May 6, a 26-year-old Crystal River woman was arrested Saturday night after she struck a pedestrian with her car and fled the scene. The Pedestrian, Chad E. Judd, 45, was transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center where he later died. The Ocala […]

Sunday crash leaves three dead, one seriously injured

Sunday crash leaves three dead, one seriously injured

The Florida Highway Patrol said they are conducting an investigation after a Sunday crash left three people dead and one seriously injured. The crash occurred on State Road 326 and Northeast 25th Avenue. Troopers say Travis Lee Johnson, 31, was driving his 2015 Ford tow truck westbound on State Road 326 when he veered off the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

One person confirmed dead in Belleview crash

One person confirmed dead in Belleview crash

Belleview, Florida — The Florida Highway Patrol is currently investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash on U.S 301. The crash involved a semi and GMC pick-up truck. FHP said that , the driver of the GMC, Joseph Grzeca, 56, of Beverly Hills, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Marion County Fire Rescue HAZMAT team responded to the scene to contain fuel […]

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 […]

Belleview woman dies in single-vehicle car crash

Belleview woman dies in single-vehicle car crash

A Belleview woman died in a car crash Wednesday morning when she lost control of her vehicle and ran off the road. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, at approximately 1:48 a.m., a 2005 Nissan Murano, driven by Susan Michelle Ross, 49, was traveling south on Southeast 180th Avenue Road when, for unknown reasons, Ross […]

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 […]

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 […]