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,…


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…


Deputies Search for Missing Silver Springs Woman

June 17, 2017

Silver Springs, Fla. – Marion County Deputies are searching for a missing woman who was last seen when she left her home on Northeast 60th Court in Silver Springs. Family members reported 25-year-old Destiny Hope Ormiston missing on Thursday stating that they had not seen her since June 10 around 10:00 pm. The family also told deputies that Ormiston suffered from a “diminished mental capacity” and was in need of medication….


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…


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…


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…


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…


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,…


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….


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…