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.
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.
Florida Highway Patrol announced a motorcyclist was killed in an accident on State Road 70.
The crash took place as twenty six year old Richard Sconyers of Bradenton was riding a motorcycle without a helmet eastbound on State Road 70 approaching 22nd St. Ct. E.
At the same time sixty five year old Russell Omens also from Bradenton, was driving his Toyota Camry westbound on State Road 70 also approaching 22nd St. Ct. E.
Shortly before 6:00 a.m. Omens attempted to turn left onto 22nd St. Ct. E. and drove directly into the path of Sconyers oncoming motorcycle.
Sconyers was killed by the collision. FHP cited Omens for failing to yield to oncoming traffic.
Florida Highway Patrol reported a fatal crash involving a cyclist and a SUV Sunday evening.
The collision happened at roughly eight in the afternoon as sixty-seven year old Daniel Lord of Bradenton was cycling on Cortez Road, attempting to cross from the westbound lanes to the eastbound side of the road.
At the same time thirty year old Eric Brenner also of Bradenton was driving his Jeep Grand Cherokee eastward on Cortez Road approaching 102nd street.
As Brenner drove down Cortez, he failed to see Lord crossing the roadway on his bicycle and crashed into Lord, striking the cyclist on the right side with the front of his SUV.
Lord had not been wearing a helmet during the crash and died from his injuries at the scene.
Police have stated that alcohol was a factor in the crash and that Brenner will be charged with driving under the influence.
St. Petersburg Police reported a fatal crash between a vehicle and a motorcyclist on 16th Street North.
The accident took place near the intersection of 16th Avenue North and 22nd Avenue North at roughly eleven O’Clock in the morning.
16th Avenue North was temporarily closed as Police investigated the accident and crews cleared the roadway.
The motorcyclist who died of injuries sustained in the crash has not yet been identified by authorities.
North Port Police reported a fatal accident early morning on South Tamiami Trail at North Port Blvd.
The accident happened at roughly six in the morning as a man identified only as a homeless, forty-eight year old male was riding a bicycle south on Tamiami trail in the early morning darkness with no lights. The man was struck by a tractor-trailer driving down the south lanes.
The truck driver stopped phoned the authorities and attempted CPR on the injured cyclist. However the victim died from his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Florida Highway Patrol announced prominent businessman and philanthropist Land Ringhaver was killed during a collision with a semi truck.
Local business man credited with helping to bring the Tampa Bay Rays and one of the original team owners was killed during an accident with a tractor trailer.
The crash occurred just after 8:30 p.m. in Palm River-Clair Mel as seventy six year old Lance Ringhaver from Apollo Beach drove southbound in the center lane of U.S. 41 in his Infiniti sedan.
At the same time thirty-eight year old Tampa truck driver Isbel Guzman was attempting to make a U-turn across U.S. 41. Guzman failed to complete the turn which blocked the oncoming lanes with the semi trailer.
Ringhaver did not have time to avoid the collision and the luxury sport sedan slammed into the trailer becoming pinned under the truck.
Guzman was cited by authorities for failing to yield right of way.
North Port Police Department reported a deadly motorcycle accident Monday just outside Woodland Middle School.
The crash took place as four motorcyclists were riding in the northbound lanes of Panacea boulevard. Shortly after the group passed the school zone in front of Woodland Middle School, two of the motorcycles collided.
Twenty year old Xavier Alonso was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Twenty Three year old Hector Sanchez was also inured in the crash and taken to a local hospital for treatment.
No further details are available at this time.
North Port Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact Officer Aaron Nick at 941-429-7300.