Ocala Man Dead After Fatal Motorcyle Accident

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Villages Resident in Critical Condition After Collision with School Bus

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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…

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Portion of US 301 Closed After Accident with School Bus and Motorcycle

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April 21, 2017

BUSHNELL – A portion of US 301 was closed Friday afternoon while deputies and firefighters worked to clear the scene of an accident involving a school bus and a motorcycle according to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. The incident occurred near the intersection of US 301 and County Road 532 near Tema Cemetary. Officials stated that US 301 was closed from County Raod 532  through County Road 542. According to Michelle…

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Fatal Crash Claims Umatilla Motorcyclist

April 10, 2017

UMATILLA – Troopers responded to a scene where a 56-year-old unidentified motorcyclist was pronounced dead after his 2011 Harley Davidson left the roadway and struck a drainage ditch on State Road 19 near the intersection of Golden Gem Drive in Umatilla Sunday night. According to FHP reports, the man was traveling south on SR 19 toward Golden Gem Drive at approximately 9:30 pm Sunday night when for some unknown reason, his…

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Mock DUI crash to be held at South Lake High School

April 8, 2017

GROVELAND —To coincide with prom season, students will learn firsthand about the consequences of driving under the influence during a mock DUI crash held at 9 a.m. onWednesday, April 19 at South Lake High School, 15600 Silver Eagle Road, Groveland. The Lake County Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST) will host the event with high school juniors and seniors at the school’s football field. The educational program is designed to show…

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Possible Drunk Driver Crashes Into Summerfield Convenience Store

April 8, 2017

SUMMERFIELD – A convenience store located at 14501 South US Highway 301 in Summerfield will be closed while the owners repair the damaged caused after a 24-year-old woman ran her car into the building. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Erica Jean Shaw was traveling eastbound on CR-475A (Charity Road) approaching the stop sign at US 301 just after 2:00 am Saturday morning when she failed to stop at the stop sign…

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Marion County School Bus Driver Crashes Into Vehicle while Transporting Students

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March 7, 2017

OCALA – A school bus carrying eleven students on board crashed into a Ford pickup truck at a stop light early Monday morning. Bus driver Felecia Lewis stated to responding personnel that she was looking at something inside the bus. While doing so, she let her foot off the brake at the stop light on SE 31st Street causing the bus to roll forward into the back of a Ford pickup…

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