Woman Killed In Crash With RAM Pickup On US 301 In Parrish

Woman Killed In Crash With RAM Pickup On US 301 In Parrish

MANATEE COUNTY – Florida Highway Patrol reported a fatal accident on U.S. 301 in Manatee County Monday evening.

The crash took place as 22 year old Ashley Rhodes from Manatee County Florida was driving a 2011 Honda Accord sedan westbound on County Road 675 (Rutland Road) approaching the intersection with U.S. 301.

As Rhodes closed on the intersection, 16 year old Logan Judd from Manatee County  was driving a 2016 Dodge RAM 1500 pickup truck northbound on U.S. 301 in the right lane with passenger Kamren Mitchel, 16 also from Manatee County.

At approximately 6:35 P.M., Rhodes attempted to enter U.S. 301, turning left without yielding to traffic and drove directly into the path of the oncoming, full-sized Dodge pickup truck.

With no time to avoid a collision the front of the Dodge RAM pick up truck slammed into the side of the Honda Accord at speed.

The force of the impact turned both vehicles to the northwest where they finally came to a stop on the sidewalk of the west shoulder of U.S. 301.

Rhodes was transported to Manatee Memorial Hospital where she died from her injuries.

Neither Logan Judd or his passenger Kamren Mitchel were injured in the crash.

The accident completely blocked traffic on U.S. 301 while investigators and tow-truck crews cleared the wreckage.

Officials from the Florida Highway Patrol have said the crash remains under investigation.


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Education Bernard F. Walsh graduated from the University of South Florida before receiving his law degree from Cumberland School of Law in 1978. During law school, he was selected to serve as a research clerk and intern for a Federal Judge and the U.S. Attorney's Office. He was awarded The National Book Awards for Constitutional Law and Professional Responsibility during law school. Experience Bernard Walsh devoted the next three years to trial work for the State of Florida. This provided him with the opportunity to concentrate on his trial abilities, with numerous high profile trials concerning serious felony crimes. Since 1982, he has exclusively practiced personal injury law and helped accident victims in and beyond Sarasota and Manatee Counties in Florida. Mr. Walsh has been listed in Avvo, an attorney rating site, as Superb. LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell, an attorneys rating publication, has rated Mr. Walsh as very high legal ability and ethical standards. Mr. Walsh is listed in National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and was inducted into Southern Trial Lawyers Association. He has also won the largest playground recoveries, one of the top three motorcycle recoveries, and the second largest daycare center recovery in the State of Florida. He is also a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is a group of attorneys who have achieved career case successes that include multi-million dollar recoveries, settlements and/or verdicts.