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…

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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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Marion County School Bus Forces Car Into Ditch

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April 4, 2017

OCALA – A Marion County school bus driver was cited early Tuesday morning after Troopers say the driver forced another vehicle into a ditch. According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, 51-year-old bus driver Wendy Taylor was traveling northbound on SE 55th Avenue toward SE 28th Street. After stopping at the stop sign, Taylor continued to turn left onto SE 28th Street directly into the path of a 2014 Toyota Corolla…

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Villages Resident Drives Car Into Pond on Hillsborough Trail in The Villages

March 4, 2017

THE VILLAGES –  A Villages resident was pulled from a pond early Saturday morning after she ran a stop sign causing her vehicle to run off of the road and land in the middle of a small pond according to Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports. The incident happened just before 2:00 am Saturday morning at the intersection of Charlotte Court and Hillsborough Trail according to troopers. 60-year-old Giovanna Fiorino told…

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Troopers Searching for Hit and Run Suspect that Left Ocala Man in Serious Condition

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February 28, 2017

OCALA – Florida Highway Patrol troopers are asking for help in finding the person responsible for leaving the scene of an accident after striking a man on a bicycle. According to the report, 54-year-old Louis Dosh was traveling northbound on North Anthony Road in Ocala on Friday at approximately 3:18 pm when a vehicle, described as an older model white dually pickup truck came up behind him and struck him….

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Sabal Pipeline Shooting Suspect Killed by Deputies After High Speed Chase

February 26, 2017

FLORAL CITY – A man who was a suspect for allegedly shooting at the Sabal Pipeline early Sunday morning was fatally shot by deputies during a high-speed chase according to reports. According to the reports, the incident began in Dunnellon when Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Sabal Pipeline at 9:00 am Sunday morning after receiving reports of a man shooting at the pipeline and equipment using a high-powered rifle….

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3 Dead After Collision with Tow Truck on SR 326 in Ocala

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January 23, 2017

OCALA – Three people were pronounced dead after colliding with a tow truck in an accident that occurred on State Road 326 in Ocala Sunday evening according to Florida Highway Patrol Reports. The incident occurred on SR 326 near the intersection of NE 25th Avenue at approximately 5:52 pm, the report stated. According to the report, 31-year-old Travis Lee Johnson was traveling westbound on SR 326 when for some unknown reason,…

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Pedestrian Killed on Hwy 441 After Being Struck by Vehicle

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January 20, 2017

OCALA – A pedestrian was pronounced dead after being struck by a vehicle Thursday afternoon on US Highway 441 in Ocala according to a  Florida Highway Patrol report. According to the report, 28-year-old Christopher Wright was walking in the southbound lane of Highway 441 in the direct path of oncoming traffic when 33-year-old Grace Baker was traveling southbound in her 2016 Mada CX-9. Baker was unable to see Wright in time…

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Motorcyclist in Critical Condition After Collision with Utility Trailer

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December 29, 2016

CRYSTAL RIVER – A 22-year-old motorcyclist is in critical condition after colliding with a utility trailer Wednesday afternoon near West Highland Street according to Florida Highway Patrol reports. The incident occurred just after 12:30 pm on US Highway 19, the report stated. According to troopers, 26-year-old Rene Cruz, Jr. was traveling southbound on US-19 in his 2009 Ford Flex with a small utility trailer in tow when he attempted to make…

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