Palmetto Police announced the driver of a pickup truck was killed when the 2006 Chevrolet pick up truck drove off the road crashed into several obstacles and caught fire.
According to authorities the crash occurred when the driver was nearing 7th St West on 10th Ave West prior to 11 in the morning on Wednesday.
Authorities have not yet released the name of the accident victim.
Police reported witnesses accounts that said the truck ran off the road just before entering the intersection, ran over the curb and headed into a park where the truck crashed into several obstacles including two signs and 3 trees. The last collision with a sign stopped the truck where it burst into flames. The driver of the pick up truck died at the scene.
The Palmetto Police Department are investigating the crash.
Palmetto Police reported Monday morning the driver of a pick up truck, 80-year old William Field was struck by a semi-truck and killed.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Haben. Blvd and U.S. 41. Field turned left onto the southbound lanes U.S. 41 from Haben. Blvd and into the path of an oncoming tractor-trailer. The 18-wheeler, an 1998 International collided with Field’s Toyota pickup while crossing the northbound lanes. Police said witnesses stated the semi ran a red light causing the accident.
As of yet no charges have been filed against the driver of the truck, Donald Thomas, 41, of Tampa however Palmetto police officers were still investigating the accident.
William Field was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers noted the speed limit is 50MPH at that particular stretch of 41 and accidents at that location are often serious.
Florida Highway Patrol reported a motorcycle rider was killed in a collision with a cement truck in Manatee County.
The motorcyclist, William Bierbaum, 49 of Palmetto, for reasons unknown apparently drifted into the lane of a cement truck while riding his Harley Davidson. The accident happened at 9:30 on Rye Road near lake Manatee.
The driver of the concrete Truck, resident, Spencer Taylor was not injured in the accident. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet.
11 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 41, three people were injured and a 72-year-old Palmetto woman was killed in north Manatee County.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident that happened after the northbound Hyundai SUV that McMahon was riding in made a left turn across the path of a southbound Ford Escape near 61st Street East. The resulting crash killed Suzette T. McMahon, 72, of Palmetto.
FHP also said, the driver of the Hyundai SUV, 60-year-old Michael S. Kidwell, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton. Ryan White, 26, also of Winter Haven, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital
The Hyundai SUV that McMahon was riding in failed to yield to the oncoming Ford Escape. The Ford struck the vehicle McMahon was riding in sending it into large obstruction near the road.
An ongoing investigation is continuing, including whether alcohol was a factor in the crash, FHP said.