A head-on crash on route US 301 in Manatee County resulted in two people suffering serious injuries.
According the the report from the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at roughly 11:30pp as twenty three year old Zachary Peters from Parrish was southbound on US 301 driving a GMC Sierra pick up truck.
At the same time thirty year old Michelle Lachance also from Parrish was heading north on US 301 driving a Dodge Journey SUV.
As the two vehicles closed on each other near the intersection with Dickey Road, Lachance drifted into to the opposing lane and directly into the path of the oncoming pick up truck.
The two vehicles collided head on, the force of the impact sending them off the roadway.
According the FHP report after crashing into the SUV, the GMC Sierra pick up truck overturned twice and caught fire.
Troopers stated that both Peters and Lachance were seriously injured in the crash, and that the collision remains under investigation.
A report by the Florida Highway Patrol stated a woman has died in a motorcycle accident in Manatee County late Wednesday.
The crash took place as an unidentified woman described by FHP as twenty years old and from Sarasota, was riding a Suzuki motorcycle eastbound on State Road 70 approaching the intersection with 56th Court East.
At the same time twenty one year old driver Chris Marcelin from Bradenton was stopped in the westbound median turn lane with the motorcyclist approaching from the east.
At approximately 10 P.M. Marcelin attempted to make a U-turn and drove his Infinit sedan directly into the path of the oncoming motorcyclist.
The motorcyclist who had been wearing a helmet collided with the car and was fatally injured in the crash.
Troopers have stated the crash remains under investigation.
Florida Highway Patrol announced a man was seriously injured in a crash late Friday.
According to the report, the crash took place at roughly 11:30p.m. Friday night as fifty one year old Douglas Cutrona from Bradenton was stopped in the southbound lane of 15th Street East at the intersection with 57th Avenue East. While Cutrona was waiting at the intersection in his Crown Victoria, thirty three year old Victor Martinez was approaching the intersection from behind in a Toyota Camry.
For reasons not reported Vargas did not come to a stop and crashed into the rear of the Crown Victoria, a full-sized sedan.
The force of the collision caused Vargas to sustain serious injuries and first responders transported him to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for treatment.
Cutrona escaped the accident with only minor injuries and the FHP have stated the accident remains under investigation.
Florida Highway Patrol announced one person was killed and another seriously injured after being involved in a accident with a tractor-trailer in rural Manatee county.
According to the FHP release, the deadly crash took place as forty seven year old truck driver Yamir Pardo from Lakeland Florida was driving a loaded Freightliner heavy truck westbound on SR 62 approaching the intersection with County road 39.
As the Freightliner approached, twenty seven year old Brandy Ibey from Coral Springs Florida arrived at the intersection driving a Volkswagen GTI.
At approximately 7:45 a.m., Ibey attempted to turn left onto State Road 62 from County Road 39 and drove the compact car directly into the path of the oncoming truck.
Pardo swerved the semi to the left in an attempt to avoid the crash, however the two vehicles collided. The force of the collision combined with Pardo’s attempt to turn away from the Volkswagen caused the heavy truck to overturn where it came to a stop on the solder.
FHP officials stated that both the truck driver Pardo, and the driver of the car had been wearing seat belts during the crash. However Pardo was seriously injured and Ibey was killed during the collision despite wearing safety belts.
FHP has stated the an investigation is ongoing.
Florida Highway Patrol Reported a single car crash in Manatee County on University Parkway.
According to the report the accident happened at roughly ten minutes after six in the morning when thirty five year old Walker Abrams from Sarasota was westbound on University Parkway.
As Abrams neared the intersection of 37th Street East Abrams lost control of his Dodge Intrepid, veering north and crashing into a concrete culvert. The force of the collision spun the spun the sedan where it came to a stop on the shoulder.
Abrams was severely injured in the crash and taken to Sarasota Memorial for treatment. Later that day at 11:28pm, Abrams died from his injuries.
FHP announced a crash with injuries on I-75 near University Parkway.
The report states that thirty three year old Robert Waldon from Valrico Florida was southbound on I-75 in a pick up truck early Sunday morning.
At approximately ten minutes before 2:00a.m. drifted out of the left-land and crossed the highway onto the shoulder. After driving off the highway Waldon completely lost control of the truck and crashed into a tree.
The collision with the tree caused Waldon to be severely injured. Waldon was transported to an area hospital where he remains in critical condition.
Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol stated that the accident is still under investigation.
Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash with injuries in Bradenton Sunday night.
The accident happened as seventy-three year old Joseph Evans Junior from Palmetto was approaching the intersection of U.S. 301 and 15th Street.
At the same time fifty-nine year old pedestrian, William Christoper from Bradenton was walking along the edge of fifteenth street east as Evans approached.
At roughly 10:p.m. Evans attempted to turn onto 15th street east from U.S. 301 in his Ford F-150 pick up truck. As Evans drove onto 15th St.E. Christoper walked directly into his path and was struck by the pickup truck.
First responders took Christopher to Blake Medical Center with serious injuries.
The accident is currently under investigation.
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.
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.
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.