Ocala Man Dead After Fatal Motorcyle Accident

Pedestrian killed trying to cross interstate 75 in ocala
July 25, 2017

OCALA, Fla. – An Ocala man was pronounced dead late Monday night after crashing his 2008 Harley Sportster according to Florida Highway Patrol reports. Troopers stated that 53-year-old Mark Hanson was traveling westbound on his motorcycle just before midnight on Monday twenty miles east of Ocala on State Road 40 when for an unknown reason, the rear brakes locked up causing Hanson’s bike to lay on its side. During the incident,…


Elderly Man Found Dead on Side of Road in Paisley

July 24, 2017

PAISLEY, Fla. –  An elderly man was found dead on the side of a dirt road in Paisley Sunday morning according to Florida Highway Patrol reports. Troopers responded to an area near the intersection of Deerhaven Road and County Road 42 in Paisley Sunday just after midnight when a passerby reported finding an elderly man deceased just off of Deerhaven Road. According to the report, the 80-year-old man who has…


Man Responsible for Killing Family in 2015 Lake County Accident Finally Arrested

July 21, 2017

PALM BEACH, Fla. – A man who was responsible for three deaths in Lake County back in 2015 has finally been caught and arrested according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release. Troopers arrested 26-year-old James Geoffrey Dameron when he attempted to flee from troopers on the Florida Turnpike in Palm Beach County on Tuesday. Troopers and Seminole County Deputies located Dameron traveling southbound on the Turnpike in a white Mercedes SUV…


Semi-Truck Catches Fire on Interstate 75

A semi-truck caught fire while traveling northbound on I-75 just north of Exit 358 in Ocala Friday afternoon.
July 1, 2017

OCALA, Fla. – Florida Highway Patrol troopers were forced to shut down a portion of Interstate 75 after a semi-truck burst into flames just north of County Road 326 according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.     Troopers stated that all northbound lanes and southbound lanes of the area were shut down while firefighters with the Marion County Fire Rescue fought to extinguish the flames that erupted from the truck around…


I-75 Lanes Reopen After Semi Trailer Overturns

June 8, 2017

OCALA, Fla. – Southbound lanes of I-75 reopened after a semi-trailer loaded with construction equipment overturned just south of CR-318 in Ocala according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. Troopers say 43-year-old Damon Rollins was driving a 2013 Freightliner Semi Truck carrying construction equipment headed southbound on I-75 Thursday morning when he veered off of the road striking several small trees. The report stated that Rollins attempted to get back…


Motorcyclist Killed After Colliding with Fellow Bikers

May 28, 2017

LEESBURG, Fla. – A motorcyclist from Debary, Florida was killed Sunday morning after colliding with fellow bikers as they traveled on CR 44-A according to Florida Highway Patrol Reports. According to the report, 37-year-old Travis Detrick was traveling with fellow motorcycle enthusiasts, Ricardo Santiago (23) and Elias Santiago Rivera (27) both from Deltona. The trio was traveling eastbound on CR 44A near Thrill Hill Road with Detrick following behind the others. Troopers…


Leesburg Police Search for SUV Involved in Hit-and-Run

May 11, 2017

LEESBURG, Fla. – Leesburg Police officers are searching for an SUV believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run accident that left one man in critical condition Wednesday night. Officers responded to the intersection of U.S. Highway 441 and Mills Street in Leesburg shortly after 8:30 p.m. after receiving a call about a hit-and-run. According to Lt. Joe Iozzi, the victim who was identified as 19-year-old Nidgel Fernandez-Medina was struck by…


Man Pronounced Dead in Inverness Off-Road Accident

April 23, 2017

Inverness, Fla. – A Tampa man was pronounced dead after an off-road accident in the Citrus Wildlife Management Area Saturday afternoon at approximately 5:00 p.m. according to Florida Highway Patrol reports. According to the report, 43-year-old Nicholas James Roush was traveling southbound near Trail 13 in a 2015 Jeep Wrangler. Roush and his passenger, 27-year-old Mackenzie Lee Hill, were off-roading in the woods in a dried pond when Roush lost control of…


Villages Resident in Critical Condition After Collision with School Bus

school bus
April 21, 2017

Bushnell, Fla. – A Villages resident is in critical condition after colliding with a school bus in Bushnell Friday afternoon. The collision caused deputies and firefighters to close down a section of US Highway 301 near County Road 532 while officials worked to quickly clear the scene. According to a Florida Highway Patrol Report, The 78-year-old Villager, who has not yet been identified pending next of kin notification, was traveling northbound on US 301…