Crash In Charlotte County Injures Three

A crash on McCall road in near Port Charlotte resulted in three being injured.

The accident took place shortly before 7:00am when Jill Castagna a sixty nine year old from Port Charlotte was driving west on McCall Road approaching Gillot Blvd as eighty five year old Genevieve Seman from Englewood was headed east and already in the left turn lane at Gillot Blvd.

Seman attempted to turn left at the intersection as Castagna approached and the front of the two vehicles collided in the intersection.

The resulting force of the impact spun the vehicle Seman was driving around where it finally came to rest in a ditch.

Seman was critically injured and taken by helicopter to Lee Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte. Jill Castagna and seventy one Alfonso Castagna where seriously injured in the crash and taken to Englewood hospital with serious injuries.

Florida Highway Patrol stated that charges were pending in the accident.


Crash Kills Woman From Port Charlotte

Florida Highway Patrol reported a woman from Port Charlotte was killed when she was ejected from her car during a crash on McCall Road.

The woman was driving a 2000 GMC Jimmy on McCall Road near the intersection of Fieldcrest Lane and apparently struck the curb with the right front tire of the SUV. The woman attempted to get the full sized SUV back under control by attempting to steer the vehicle back to the center of the road.

The driver however over corrected causing the vehicle to spin into the median. After entering the median the tires of the sideways sliding SUV bit into the turf of the median causing it to to overturn several times.

The driver was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the SUV. The woman was taken to Englewood Memorial Hospital where she was declared dead.Officials stated the crash was still under investigation and it has not yet been determined if alcohol was a factor.

Charlotte Car Crash Fatal For Bradenton Man

McCall Rd Winchester CrashGuillermo Gonzalez died Thursday Morning at Englewood Community Hospital of injuries resulting from a car crash.

Florida Highway patrol released the following details; the accident happened on McCall Road and Winchester Boulevard around 9:00 a.m.

Gonzalez, driving a 2006 Chevy Corvette attempted to enter the eastbound side of McCall Road from Winchester Blvd, but turned directly in front of oncoming traffic.

Gonzalez collided with a 2008 Toyota SUV driven by 64 year old Brandon Crain Murphy, from North Port. Both men where wearing seat belts and Murphy was not injured in the crash.

FHP is still investigating the accident.



Car Accident Sends Englewood Man To Lee Memorial For Injuries

An accident at McCall Road (State Road 776) and Regina Drive resulted in one man going to the hospital Sunday morning.

A car accident at McCall Rd and Regina Drive resulted in Terry Brett Hutchison, 50, of Englewood being injured. According to the Florida Highway patrol the accident occurred at about 5:08 a.m. when the driver of a 2006 Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck made a left turn onto Regina drive. Unfortunately The driver of the pick up, David R. Edmonds did not see an oncoming car approaching.

Terry Brett Hutchison, 50, of Englewood, was driving the oncoming car when it collided with the pick up truck driven by Mr. Hutchison causing the car t o rotate before crashing into the guard rail on the south side of McCall road and continuing into a roadside ditch.

Mr. Hutchison was later taken to Lee Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The FHP also said Mr. Edmonds received a citation for violation of right-of-way.