Two Killed, Three Critically Injured In Bradenton SUV – Pedestrian Crash

Florida Highway Patrol announced a crash in Bradenton resulted in two deaths and three with critical injuries.

The crash took place very early Sunday just prior to three in the morning. While closing on  the intersection of 46th Avenue and 30th St. West,  twenty nine year old Gaston Hernan from Bradenton,  in his Full-sized SUV Nissan Armada, the road curved to the right but failed to negotiate the turn.

Crash location at 46th Avenue West and 30th Street West Bradenton FL

Hernan was northbound and apparently crossed into the southbound lanes while attempting to negotiate the turn. As the SUV swerved across the lane into the west side of the road it struck a tree at speed. The force of the crash caused the full-sized Nissan Armada to overturn and momentum carried the heavy SUV into a parking lot.

As the SUV tumbled into the parking lot it crashed into a pair of pedestrians before colliding with a parked car.  The SUV hit the parked car with enough force to smash the car into two more vehicles in the parking lot before the SUV finally came to rest.

The impact pushed all three of the parked vehicles into a building on the other side of the parking lot.

Hernan, the driver of the SUV as well as a passenger, twenty one year old Marco Garcia from Bradenton died from injuries sustained in the crash. The other passengers in the Nissan SUV, twenty six year old Julio De La Torre and thirty seven year old Roberto Villalta Mejia also suffered serious injuries and were taken to Blake Medical Center.

Remarkably, pedestrian thirty seven year old  Lovell Farmer of Bradenton sustained only minor injuries during the accident however pedestrian Miya Farmer a thirty six year old also from Bradenton was critically injured and transported to Blake Medical Center for medical treatment.

Single Car Crash In Lakewood Ranch Kills Sarasota Woman

Sarasota Police announced a woman was killed in a single car crash after loosing control of her vehicle.

The crash happened early Sunday Morning shortly after 1:30 a.m. as twenty three year old Carly Cogan was westbound on State Road 70. For reasons unknown as Cogan approached the east side of Lakewood Ranch Blvd., she lost control of her car swerving across the road and crashing into a cement power pole.

Cogan was pronounced dead by first responders at the scene of the crash.

Three Injured By Crash On U.S. 41 In Manatee County – Charges Pending

A crash on U.S. 41 in Manatee County has injured multiple people and resulted in pending charges of driving under the influence.

Florida Highway Patrol responded to a crash that took place at roughly 6:45p.m. Saturday on U.S. 41 near the intersection of Pearl Avenue when Martin Fay, a 33 year-old from Bradenton tried to turn left from a driveway onto U.S. 41.

Fay drove his Dodge Journey SUV directly into the path on an oncoming Ford Expedition driven by 29 year old Nicholas Colangelo also from Bradenton.

The two SUVs crashed as Fay entered the northbound lanes. Fay was taken by Paramedics to Blake Medical Center for medical treatment of serious injuries, Fay’s passenger, and 8-year Kailey Fay, was also seriously injured in the crash. The young girl was taken to Tampa General for treatment of her in juries. Melissa Fay, 32 from Bradenton and also a passenger in the Dodge SUV was taken to Blake Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

Colangelo, the driver of the Ford Expedition, was not injured in the crash.

Florida Highway Patrol released that Fay will be charged with failing to yield right of way and that Colangelo would be charged with driving under the influence.

Bradenton Woman Killed, 3 Children Injured In Manatee County Crash

An accident between a Dodge Ram full-sized van and a Chevy Suburban SUV  resulted in one dead and three children injured in a crash Friday afternoon.

FHP troopers stated that the crash took place when the driver of the Dodge van, Nancy Spurlock a forty-six year old from Bradenton headed south on U.S. 19 in the fast lane.

In the northbound lanes of U.S. 19 fifty one year old Barbara J. Carvis of Pinellas Park was driving her Chevy Suburban. Spurlock, the driver of the van lost control of the vehicle and for reasons unknown drove across the median directly into the path of the oncoming Suburban SUV.

The force of the collision between the two full-sized vehicles was fatal for Carvis who died at the scene. Three small children passengers in the Suburban all sustained serious injuries and were taken two All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg.

Spurlock, the driver of the van was transported to Manatee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

Florida Highway Patrol said charges are pending.

Quadruple Vehicle Crash On 301 In Manatee County Injures Two

Florida Highway Patrol reported that an auto accident involving four vehicles on U.S. 301 in Manatee County has seriously injured two.

The report states that the driver of a Dodge Ram pickup truck traveling in the north-bound lanes of 301 crashed into the back of a line of cars waiting for traffic.

The force of the impact caused a chain reaction as stopped vehicles where slammed into each other.

FHP troopers said the driver of the pickup truck, Trevor Mann a twenty four year old from  Sarasota was driving up the inside left lane and for reasons unknown did not stop or slow down enough to avoid a violent crash with the cars waiting for traffic.

The pickup truck smashed into a Pontiac Vibe. Both the driver, seventy four year old Jack Hayward of Venice, and his passenger, sixty nine year old Linda Maynard also of Venice, were gravely injured.

The force of the crash shoved the Pontiac Vibe into the car in front of it with enough force to damage two more cars in front also waiting for traffic.

Hayward was taken to Blake Medical Center with Serious injuries and his passenger, Maynard was also taken to Blake Medical Center listed in critical condition.

Additionally, Kathi Patton, a fifty year old from Ellenton suffered minor injuries after her car was rear-ended by Hayward’s Pontiac and was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. The fourth vehicle hit by the rear end crash was driven by twenty nine year old Rosalinda Ramirez, from Bradenton who also suffered minor injuries from the accident.

Mann, the driver of the Dodge pickup that caused the crash only suffered minor injuries and after being taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital was cited by FHP for careless driving.

Lakeland Man Killed In Manatee County Crash With Semi

Florida Highway Patrol reported a fatal accident between a Toyota Prius and a tractor trailer on State Road 62 in Manatee County.

According to troopers the crash took place shortly before nine thirty a.m. when Gerald Yankovich, a seventy-one year old from Lakeland was driving his Toyota Prius on State road 62 in eastern manatee county when he collided with the rear of a tractor trailer.

The truck, driven by a man from Duette, had been stopped and waiting for traffic before turning left into a private driveway.

Yankovich failed to see the oncoming vehicle and crashed into the back of the trailer at speed in the compact car.

The force of the impact killed Yankovich. Two passengers were also in the Prius at the time of the crash, a twenty-eight year old mother and her ten year old son. Yankovich had been enroute to All Children’s Hospital taking part in the Share Ride Transportation program.

Both the mother and child suffered minor injuries that did not require hospitalization.

No charges were filed after the crash.

Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Bicyclist On 15th Street East In Bradenton

A crash between a hit-and-run driver and a bicyclist in Bradenton resulted in the death of the bicyclist and police looking for the driver of the vehicle.

Forty five year old Anthony Galanopoulos was riding his bike southbound on the shoulder of 15th Street East in the early hours of Friday when a vehicle pulled off the road onto the shoulder behind him.

After  crashing into Galanopoulos on the shoulder, the driver fled the area. Galanopoulos was pronounced dead at the scene and authorities are looking for anyone with knowledge of the incident.

The vehicle was described as possibly a Ford F-150 pickup truck with damage to the right front headlight.

Anyone who knows of the crash should call Florida Highway Patrol at (239) 938-1800 to aid in the investigation.

Manatee County Hit And Run Leaves One Critically Injured

Florida Highway Patrol announced a woman was critically injured from a hot and run crash on State Rd 39 in Manatee County.

The incident happened when Kimara Shynett, a twenty one year old from Plant City was in the southbound lane of State Road 39 and had stopped at the intersection of SR 39 and State Road 62.

Shynett began a left turn and as she entered the intersection was struck by an F-150 Ford Pick Up truck heading east on State Road 62.

The pick up truck crashed into the left front of the Nissan Shynett was driving.

After coming to a halt the driver of the F-150 along with 3 passengers got out and fled the scene on foot. Police from the Manatee County Sheriff’s department were unable to find the driver and passenger of the truck after searching the area.

Shynett was taken to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton and listed as critical condition.

Manatee County Hit and Run Seriously Injures One

Florida Highway Patrol arrested a man after a hit and run crash in Manatee County. The man, identified as 32 year old Luis Luna-Castillo from Bradenton has been accused of leaving the scene of a crash with injuries.

The Crash took place Sunday night when Rosemarie Cooper, a 68 year old from Bradenton was driving south in Ford Escort on 50th Avenue West when just prior to 9:30p.m. Luna-Castillo, who was driving in the northbound lanes in a Dodge Durango, swerved into the path of Cooper where the two vehicles crashed head-on.

While both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, Cooper was seriously injured by the collision.

Luna-Castillo ran from the crash site and attempted to hide from authorities but was found by Florida Highway Patrol troopers.

First responders too Cooper to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for treatment of serious injures.