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,…

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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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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…

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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…

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Troopers Arrest Twins with Stolen Car and Identities

June 8, 2017

LAKE CITY, Fla. – Troopers arrested twins after spotting a stolen vehicle in the Busy Bee Gas Station parking lot Tuesday afternoon and found more than just a stolen vehicle. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, a Trooper spotted a vehicle in the Busy Bee parking lot located at 4772 US 41 that matched the description of a vehicle that had been reported stolen on May 30 out of Ft….

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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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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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Troopers Searching for Hillsborough Hit-and-Run Suspect

April 10, 2017

TAMPA – Florida Highway Patrol troopers are searching for a suspect involved in a hit-and-run accident which left a woman hospitalized Sunday morning according to an FHP report. Troopers responded to a multi-vehicle accident near the intersection of US Highway 41 and Palm River Road in Tampa at 10:40 am Sunday morning where an unknown suspect reportedly ran into a 2008 Toyota Tundra and caused the pickup truck to strike another…

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