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  • Leesburg commissioner faces traffic citations in fatal motorcycle crash

    Leesburg commissioner faces traffic citations in fatal motorcycle crash
    Leesburg City Commissioner Jay Hurley, who last week escaped criminal charges in an April accident he was involved in that killed a motorcyclist, has been issued two traffic tickets in connection with the crash, police said Monday. Hurley, 45, must...
  • FHP identifies victim of BeachLine crash

    FHP identifies victim of BeachLine crash
    The Florida Highway Patrol has identified a woman who was killed Saturday in a crash on the BeachLine Expressway. Tracy Harman, 27, of Oviedo died when the car she was riding in struck a pole and split in half, FHP said. The crash happened at about 6:45...
  • Car 'splits in half' after crashing into pole on Beachline

    Car 'splits in half' after crashing into pole on Beachline
    A 28-year-old Oviedo woman died after the car she was riding in "split in half" after striking a pole, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. It happened around 6:45 p.m. on the Beachline, State Road 528, at mile marker 24. Michael Sparks, 28, of...
  • 3 die in wrong-way crash with gas tanker

    3 die in wrong-way crash with gas tanker
    Three people died this morning when their car drove head-on into a gasoline tanker on a Tampa-area highway. The car was driving the wrong way on Interstate 275 northbound near Bearss Avenue when it ran into the tanker shortly after 6 a.m. Sunday,...
  • FHP: Mom killed in crash; husband, kids hurt

    FHP: Mom killed in crash; husband, kids hurt
    A North Dakota family's trip to Walt Disney World ended tragically Saturday after a collision on State Road 528 caused its vehicle to slam into a concrete power pole. Camille Julia Jetvig, a 42-year-old wife and mother traveling in a Dodge Caravan...
  • Deadly crash closes State Road 417 toll-booth cash lanes

    Deadly crash closes State Road 417 toll-booth cash lanes
    A Kissimmee man was killed in a crash on State Road 417 early Thursday when he plowed into a toll-booth barrier, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Dylan D. Smith was northbound on SR 417 when he drove his Ford Mustang into a divider at the Lee Vista...
  • Military setup needed for good reason: My Word

    In view of the Ferguson, Mo., riots, much has been said about the militarization of police nationwide. By this, I mean police with armored military vehicles, weapons, uniforms, etc. Some people say this intimidates the rioters, increases the tension...
  • Second man sent to prison for shooting of trooper's dog

    Second man sent to prison for shooting of trooper's dog
    Another man is going to prison for a 2012 break-in and shooting at a Florida Highway Patrol trooper's home near West Palm Beach that killed a retired police dog. Avoiding a trial before a Palm Beach County jury, Gilson Gilles, 20, pleaded guilty on...
  • FHP: Teen critical, 3 hurt after car hits pickup

    FHP: Teen critical, 3 hurt after car hits pickup
    An 18-year-old was listed in critical condition after a Mustang she was driving crashed into a pickup with four occupants, injuring three teens, in Sumter County late Sunday, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Jolynn Rankhorn of Webster was rushed to a...
  • FHP: Pedestrian struck, killed by car while running across Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy

    FHP: Pedestrian struck, killed by car while running across Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy
    A 49-year-old man was killed Thursday night after a car struck him while running across Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway near Vineland Road, officials said. The crash happened just before 10 p.m., according to Florida Highway Patrol. The Kissimmee man, who...
  • Man attacks passenger, crashes car, flees scene, troopers say

    Man attacks passenger, crashes car, flees scene, troopers say
    A New Jersey man punched his female passenger – while driving her Jaguar – and then fled after crashing the car on an Interstate 95 offramp in Delray Beach, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Luke Corring, 27, of New Milford, N.J., fled...