Polk County, FL - One Person Killed in Fiery Crash

A crash in Polk County killed one person on Tuesday, October 30th. The crash happened around 7:30 pm near US 27 and Overpass Road. The Polk County Sheriff's Office responded to the crash. Investigators learned that a black Mercedes was stationary in the outside lane of the highway. The Mercedes had its hazard lights on. At the same time, a Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Misael Ortega, Jr. was traveling behind a truck. The truck attempted to swerve to miss the Mercedes. The Tahoe collided with the Mercedes at over 60 mph and both the Tahoe and Mercedes erupted in flames. Read More

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Melbourne, FL - Woman Killed in Tuesday Pedestrian Crash

A woman died in a Tuesday pedestrian crash in Melbourne. The crash took place around 11:00 pm at the intersection of Wickham Road and Eau Gaille Boulevard. The woman, identified as 44-year-old Susan Aubrey Brittingham, was struck as she attempted to cross the road. She was hit by a Silver Toyota traveling west on Eau Galle. The Toyota driver, who was not identified, remained on scene and cooperated with police. Alcohol did not play a role in the crash. Read More

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Putnam County, FL - Man Dies in Four Car Crash

A man from Interlachen was killed in a Monday crash on Monday, October 30th. The crash occurred on State Road 100 in Putnam County around 5;00 pm. The deceased victim was traveling in the wrong lane when his truck crashed into a tree before overturning. Another car, driven by a woman, was sideswiped. Two other vehicles were struck by debris as the crash occurred. Read More

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Okaloosa County, FL - State Trooper Flown to Hospital After Crash

A state trooper was hurt in a crash that occurred in Okaloosa County on Tuesday, October 30th. Trooper Tracy Palmateer was traveling eastbound on State Road 293 when the crash occurred. Florida Highway Patrol said that Palmateer attempted to make a U-turn to stop another vehicle. As he stopped, his vehicle was struck from behind by a pickup truck. Palmateer was seriously hurt in the crash. He was airlifted to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. There is no update on his condition at this time. No one else was hurt in the crash. Read More

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Bradenton, FL - Drunk Driver Charged in Fatal Crash

A 21-year-old man has been arrested and charged with DUI-related crimes in a crash that killed a 30-year-old man on Monday, October 29th. Police say that, around 11:10 am, Dustin Horne was traveling westbound on State Road 64. Horne was operating a 2003 Chevrolet S-10. At the same time, Brandon Blalock was traveling east in a 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer. Blalock lost control of his vehicle and collided with the left front of Horne's truck. The impact of the crash caused Horne to be ejected from the truck, which then flipped over and landed on top of him. Horne was pronounced dead. Read More

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Venice, FL - Four Bicyclists Hurt in Crash on Tuesday

Four cyclists suffered serious injuries in a crash on Tuesday, October 30th. The crash happened on Center Road. Police say that the bikers were three men and one woman, ages 55 through 67. They were traveling east on Center Road around 8:30 am when they were struck by a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt. The crash occurred as the four riders were attempting to change lanes. Three of the bicyclists were airlifted to Sarasota Memorial Hospital and a fourth was transported by ambulance. All four are in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. Read More

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Jay, FL - Man Killed After Being Run Over by Semi-Truck

An accident at a peanut processing facility led to a fatality on Tuesday, October 30th. A man, identified as Craig Sullivan from Atmore, was working at the facility on State Street unloading peanuts out of a semi-truck. As Sullivan finished unloading the peanuts, the driver of the semi received a message to pull forward. The driver, identified as Anthony Mincey, pulled forward in response to the instruction. Sullivan was still under the truck at the time, however. The truck ran over the Sullivan. He was rushed to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola where he succumbed to his injuries. Read More

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Highlands County, FL - Two Dead in Helicopter Crash

Two people are dead following a helicopter crash on Tuesday, October 31st. The Highlands County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene. According to deputies, the helicopter came down and crashed into at least two mobile homes. One mobile home was completely destroyed while the other suffered damage. Two people on board the helicopter were killed in the crash. Additionally, a person on the ground sustained injuries that required hospitalization. There is no word on the extent of the injuries. Police have not identified the deceased victims at this time. Read More

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Tampa, FL- Crash with Injuries Reported on I-275

A crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 275 was reported on Tuesday, October 30th. The crash happened just before 7:00 am near mile marker 28 and Gandy Boulevard N. The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene and began an investigation. Troopers say that injuries were reported in the crash although there is no word on the exact nature of the injuries sustained. The inside two lanes were blocked by the wrecked vehicles. Read More

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Hernando County, FL - Howard Bennett Dies in Monday Crash

An 87-year-old man was killed and a woman was hurt in a crash that occurred on Monday, October 29th in Hernando County. Howard Bennett was traveling northbound in a Kia Optima on Veterans Avenue around 1:00 pm. As Bennett approached the intersection with W Jefferson Street he collided with a Chevrolet TrailBlazer driven by 45-year-old Stephanie Manley. Bennett's vehicle then struck another car that was stopped on Veterans Avenue. Read More

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