Four Die In Englewood Crash

According to a report by the Florida Highway Patrol, an early morning accident in Englewood has killed four.

The report states that at roughly 3:30a.m. four people were eastbound in an Audi A4 sedan on Rosemonte Drive. As the car approached the intersection with Sunnybrook Blvd., the driver of the Audi did not come to a stop at the stop sign, instead they proceeded through the intersection without pause.

At the same time forty three year old Michael Holcomb and four passengers all of which were from Whitesburg Kentucky were driving north on Sunnybrook boulevard.

The northbound vehicle crashed into the Audi in the intersection. Shortly after the collision the Audi caught fire and flames overtook the vehicle quickly.

Authorities pronounced all four occupants within the Audi dead at the scene, while the driver and passengers of the second car only sustained minor injuries and were transported to Englewood Hospital for treatment.

Sarasota Woman Killed In Motorcycle Crash On SR 70

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.

Driver Dies During Single Vehicle Accident At Englewood Hospital

Florida Highway Patrol officers reported a fatal early morning crash in Englewood Monday.

The accident happened just before 1:30 a.m. as sixty-nine year old William Carlson from Port Charlotte was heading southbound on Medical Drive closing on Medical Boulevard.

Carlson lost control of his Toyota Tacoma full-sized pickup truck, and drove through the intersection at speed before crashing into a ditch and coming to a stop in front of Englewood Hospital.

Troopers said that  Carlson had been wearing a seat belt Carlson during the accident. Carlson was taken into the Hospital where  medical staff pronounced him dead.

The accident is currently under investigation.

Fatal Truck Accident In Manatee County

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.

Fatal Single Car Crash On University Parkway

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.

Sarasota Motorcyclist Killed In Crash With Bradenton Motorist

Florida Highway Patrol reported a fatal motorcycle crash on U.S. 41.

The accident happened as Sarasota motorcyclist, forty-one year old Mathew Knight was riding a motorcycle southbound on U.S. 41, approaching the intersection with Bayshore Drive.

At roughly the same time thirty-one year old driver Paul Watkins was eastbound on Bayshore drive approaching the intersection with U.S. 41.

Approximately six minutes after noon, Watkins turned left onto U.S. 41 from Bayshore and directly into the path of the oncoming motorcyclist.

Knight collided with Watkins vehicle and sustained severe injuries. First responders transported Knight to Venice Regional Hospital. Knight later died from his injuries.

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.

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.

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.