15 Year Old Killed By Car-Strike In Palmetto

Florida Highway Patrol announced a 15 year old boy was struck and killed while attempting to cross U.S. 41 in Palmetto.

FHP stated the tragic pedestrian accident took place at approximately 6:30 a.m. as fifteen year old Myquarios Kelly from Palmetto was at the intersection of 23rd Street East and U.S. 41. At the same time driver, sixty four year old John D’Auria from Tampa was driving on U.S. 41 approaching the intersection with 23rd Street East in the morning gloom in a Lexus ES300H sedan.

As D’Auria closed on the intersection, Kelly attempted to cross the road moving from the east side of the road toward the west side. D’Auria failed to see the 15 year old in the darkness and struck Kelly while he was crossing the road.

The Lexus impacted with Kelly on the right side, the force of the crash throwing Kelly onto the roadway.

Kelly died as a result of his injuries, FHP also stated that alcohol had not been a factor in the deadly crash.

School Bus Crash In East Manatee Injures Students

A crash in eastern Manatee county between a school bus and a commercial bus has been reported by the Florida Highway Patrol.

FHP stated that the crash began as a bus from Manatee County Public Schools was transporting twenty nine students from Nolan Middle School on State Road 64.

Driven by fifty year old bus driver Tammy Hartley, the bus was stopped in the westbound lanes of SR64 close the stop at 411th Street East.

At roughly the same time bus driver sixty six year old Sergio Rodriguez was driving a Freightliner commercial bus transporting 49 adult workers also on the westbound lanes of state road 64.

For reasons unknown Rodriguez did not notice the stopped school bus in time to avoid a collision, and the Freightliner bus crashed into the rear of the school bus.

The collision resulted in fifteen Nolan Middle School students sustaining minor injuries, none serious enough to require a hospital stay.

Neither the driver nor the passengers in the Freightliner bus were injured in the crash.

Troopers have stated that Rodriguez has been charged with careless driving.

I-75 Car Hauler Crash Kills 3 Near Toledo Blade Exit

Florida Highway Patrol reported a major accident with multiple deaths in the southbound lanes of I-75 near the Toledo exit in North Port.

The sequence of events that led to the deadly crash took place after a car hauler driven by fifty one year old truck driver Eric Shawback from Haines City pulled the car hauler over onto the should just south of the Toledo Blade blvd. exit and stopped due to a mechanical failure in the truck.

After stopping on the shoulder of the southbound lanes, Shawback exited the vehicle.

At approximately fifteen minutes after five in the morning twenty three year old driver Nathaniel Perkins III from Fort Myers approached in a Nissan Murano SUV with passenger 22 year old Johnneisha Gadson of Fort Myers, and twenty three year old  passenger Sharnice Brown, also from Fort Myers. For reasons not yet known, Perkins drove onto the shoulder and crashed into the car hauler trailer at speed.

The force of the impact redirected the Murano, causing it to travel across the highway and slide back into the path of oncoming southbound traffic.

At the same time twenty one year old Hunter Harris from Port Charlotte was driving his Toyota Avalon with passengers 21 year old Austin Diedrick of Port Charlotte, and Anthony Dejesus also from Port Charlotte, in the southbound lanes of I-75 when the Murano careened off the car hauler directly into his path where the two vehicles collided.

Both the driver of Murano, Perkins and passenger Gadson were ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The second passenger Sharnice Brown suffered serious injuries and was taken by EMS to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Shawback, the driver of the tractor trailer was hit by a vehicle or debris and died at the scene.

The driver and passengers in the Toyota Avalon all suffered minor injuries during the crash.

FHP also added that several subsequent crashes took place as traffic on I-75 came to an abrupt halt however no further injuries were reported.

Florida Highway Patrol announced an investigation into the crash was ongoing.

Sarasota Motorcyclist Injured In Venice Crash

Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash with injuries Venice Tuesday.

The report stated that thirty-two year old Gene Slivka of Sarasota was riding a motorcycle heading south on Shamrock Drive. At roughly 4:15p.m. Slivka approached the intersection with Ringtail Road. As Slivka closed on the intersection he entered a turn and for reasons unknown lost control of the motorcycle.

Slivka, motorcycle went down onto the road way, and continued to slide on the pavement until it collided with an oncoming van.

Slivka sustained serious injuries in the crash and was flown to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for emergency medical treatment.

The driver of the van, 34 year old Jennifer Quintel from Sarasota was unharmed in the accident.

FHT representatives have stated that an there is an ongoing investigation as to the cause of the crash.

Charlotte Auto Accident Seriously Injures Venice Man

A man was seriously injured in a crash between a pickup truck and a scooter.

Florida Highway Patrol stated the crash happened as seventy three year Venice resident,  old Charles Hand Junior was following a pick up truck on his Kymico 8 motor scooter southbound on County Road 771.

The pickup truck, towing a trailer and driven by twenty three year old Port Charlotte resident, Dylan Jansch was forced to stop due to traffic. Charles Hand Junior swerved to avoid crashing into the truck but was unable to prevent colliding with the trailer.

Hand was seriously injured in the crash.

Man Killed On S.R. 64 In Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident

Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol announced a fatal hit and run pedestrian crash on State Road 64.

The crash took place as forty one year old Temple Terrace resident, Clarence Johnson was heading eastbound on foot along the westbound lanes of State Road 64.

At roughly 12am Johnson was approaching Oak Point Drive when he was struck by a full-sized pickup or van. The vehicle was described as possibly being a Ford Superduty Or Ford Van of unknown model or color.

Johnson died at the scene of the crash.

FHP has asked anyone with knowledge of the hit and run to contact them at 941-751-8350.

 

 

Fuel Tanker Truck Crash Kills Driver; Closes 75

Florida Highway Patrol announced a fatal truck accident on southbound I75 at North Port Friday night.

The crash occurred as a loaded fuel tanker was heading southbound on Interstate 75 near North Port. At approximately 11:00pm the truck began to swerve between the left and right lanes causing driver, sixty-eight year old George Ervin from Valrico Florida to lose control of the heavy truck.

The fully-loaded fuel tanker overturned onto the highway at speed resulting in the truck completely blocking the highway and fuel being spilled out onto the roadway.

Ervin was killed in the crash. The tanker, which had an 8,500 gallon capacity leaked fuel onto the highway forcing a prolonged clean up process that kept the southbound lanes of I-75 closed as crews worked to contain and remove the fuel spill.

Traffic had to be re-routed on secondary roads, and the highway was resurfaced before being reopened.

 

Pedestrian Dies From Vehicle Strike In Bradenton

Florida Highway Patrol Reported a fatal crash on SR 64 in Bradenton.

The collision took place when seventy four year old Dana Kay was walking along State Road 64 in the 4300 block.

At roughly 6:50 a.m. Kay was struck by a moving vehicle and died at the scene as a result of her injuries.

Bradenton Police have asked anyone with knowledge of the incident to contact them at 866-634-8477.

Road Blockage Causes Fatal Accident On State Road 70

Florida Highway Patrol reported a fatal accident on SR 70 in Manatee County.

Shortly before 4:00a.m. an accident on State Road 70 resulted in a large pile of sod being dumped onto the roadway just west of Betts road, blocking the eastbound lanes.

Minutes later twenty one year old Shayne Williams of Myakka City heading eastward on State Road 70 in a 1996 Ford Mustang approached the sod on the roadway in the darkness of night.

At the same time fifty one year old truck driver Barbaro Carabeo, of Valrico was driving a 2007 Mack Truck following behind Williams Mustang.

Williams unaware of the sod on the roadway collided with the road blockage and was brought to a stop on SR 70.

Shortly after hitting the sod, the Mack Truck crashed into the  rear of Williams Mustang and forced the smaller vehicle another 384 feet down the road before coming to a stop.

Williams sustained life-threatening injuries in the collision and was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for treatment, however he later died of his injuries.

Troopers have charged trucker, Barbaro Carabeo with careless driving.

Sarasota Crash Kills One At Constitution Blvd.

Florida Highway Patrol reported a fatal accident a in Sarasota at Tamiami Trail and Constitution Boulevard.

The crash took place as twenty year old Terry Moreland was driving north on U.S. 41 in a 2000 Dodge Ram pickup truck approaching the intersection with Constitution Blvd., at 3:53p.m.

At the same time sixty three year old Eealnor Grochowski driving a 2004 Acura TL was southbound in the left turn lane of U.S. 41 at the intersection with Constitution blvd.

Grochowski proceeded to turn left heading eastbound across U.S. 41 toward Constitution Blvd., but drove directly into the path of the oncoming pickup truck.

The Ram pickup crashed into the right front of the Acura forcing the smaller car into the shoulder and partially blocking traffic on U.S. 41.

Grochowski died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. Moreland was not hurt during the collision.