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,…


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…


One Dead and One Hospitalized in Second Shooting of the Night in Mount Dora

July 22, 2017

MOUNT DORA, Fla. – Lake County Deputies responded to a 911 call in reference to a shooting in Mount Dora hours after a previous shooting at Wal-Mart according to a press release. Deputies received the call around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning and were dispatched near the 2000 block of Sheridan Road in Mount Dora. Upon arrival, deputies located two men who were suffering from gunshot wounds. One of the victims found in…


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…


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…


Marion County Fire Claims 53-year-old Woman

March 26, 2017

OCALA – A fire that broke out at home on Bahia Trace Court in Ocala Friday morning is to blame for the death of a 53-year-old woman according to the Marion County Fire Rescue (MCFR). Firefighters arrived at the home shortly after receiving a 911 call from a caller who stated she opened the front door and “heavy smoke started rolling out”. The caller told dispatchers that her mother was still…


Belleview Man Killed in Collision with Semi

March 5, 2017

CITRA – A Belleview man was pronounced dead after his vehicle collided with a semi-truck on US Highway 301 at approximately 3:15 am Sunday morning according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. The man, identified as 56-year-old Jerry D. Likens was traveling in northbound on the shoulder of the southbound lane of US 301 according to the report. As Likens approached the intersection of US 301 and NE 155th Street Road,…


Human Remains of Body Found Near Coleman Identified

March 5, 2017

COLEMAN – Deputies have identified the remains of a body found off of CR 514 just outside of the Coleman city limits in Sumter County according to officials. Sumter County deputies responded to the area on CR 514 near Coleman Friday afternoon after receiving a call from a passerby about possible remains found in a ditch on the side of the road. When deputies arrived, they found the remains that appeared…


Deputies Discover Human Remains on CR 514 Near Coleman

March 3, 2017

COLEMAN – Sumter County Deputies discovered human remains of who they believe belonged to a white male in his early to mid-twenties in a ditch off of CR 514 just outside of the Coleman city limits on Friday afternoon according to a press release. The body was found to be in an advanced state of decomposition, the release stated. Deputies were able to identify the body, however, are not releasing the…


Ocala Woman Dead After Being Struck by Vehicle on Baseline Road

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January 24, 2017

OCALA – An Ocala woman was pronounced dead after being struck by a vehicle on Baseline Road  (State Road 35/SR 35) while trying to cross the road according to Florida Highway Patrol reports. Troopers stated that 52-year-old Margaret Muir was crossing Baseline Road at the intersection of NE 7th Street when she was struck by a 2016 BMW i320 driven by 27-year-old Dat Tien Chau. According to the report, Chau was…