PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) — A major highway connecting Florida almost from gulf to ocean was partially shut down outside of Tampa on Sunday because of law enforcement activity.
The Florida Highway Patrol said in a statement that westbound lanes of Interstate 4 were shut down for two exits Sunday afternoon near Dinosaur World, the roadside tourist attraction that displays scaled-to-size replicas of dinosaurs outdoors.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — When Florida Highway Patrol troopers arrived at a crash scene in the Panhandle this summer, they found a 23-year-old Navy officer dead at the wheel with neck wounds that initially looked like a possible shooting.
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida highway had to temporarily close Wednesday after a semitrailer carrying cases of Coors Light crashed and turned the roadway into a silver sea of beer cans.
The multi-vehicle crash occurred shortly after 6 a.m.
KENANSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — One person died and 16 people were taken to hospitals following a three-vehicle crash south of Orlando early Wednesday, officials said.
A Dodge Ram pickup truck, a box truck and a motor coach were involved in the collision shortly after 6 a.m.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man fleeing a hit-and-run crash died Thursday morning after slamming into a security barrier outside a military air base in Florida, officials said.
The deadly crash occurred at Naval Air Station Jacksonville’s secondary gate, the Florida Times-Union reported.
MIAMI LAKES, Fla. (AP) — A man driving the wrong way on a busy South Florida highway early Saturday crashed into another car, killing all five women in the other vehicle, authorities said.
The man was airlifted to a trauma center with serious injuries, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
ST. CLOUD, Fla. (AP) — Traffic on Florida’s Turnpike stopped moooooving for several hours Monday after a cattle hauler caught fire, and dozens of cows blocked the roadway, authorities said.
The hauler's semi-cab began to catch fire shortly before noon near St.
MIAMI (AP) — Rapper Kodak Black was arrested in South Florida on charges of trafficking in oxycodone and possession of a controlled substance.
The rapper, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was booked Friday into jail in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he awaits a bond hearing.
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's auto safety watchdog is sending investigators to another Tesla crash, this time one that killed two people along Interstate 75 in Florida.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed Friday that it sent a Special Crash Investigations team to probe the Wednesday crash into the back of a semi-trailer at a rest area near Gainesville.
DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Pro wrestler Jeff Hardy is facing driving under the influence and other charges after being arrested in Florida, authorities said.
Hardy, 44, was pulled over by a state trooper early Monday after the Florida Highway Patrol received calls about an impaired driver on Interstate 95 in Volusia County.
WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — Two teens were killed when their SUV veered off a road and crashed into a retention pond north of Tampa, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The 17-year-old driver lost control of his Toyota Sequoia for unknown reasons late Monday night, troopers said in a news release.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Two central Florida teens died when they were ejected from a vehicle that hit a tree, troopers said.
The crash happened late Sunday near Orlando, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy and a 35-year-old man were fatlly struck by a sports utility vehicle that veered into them as they stood beside their parked truck on the side of Interstate 95 near Jacksonville, officials said.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The wife of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins called Florida 911 dispatchers shortly after he was fatally struck by a dump truck earlier this month, saying his car had run out of gas and she was worried because he wasn't answering the phone, according to recordings released Wednesday.
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman was killed when she crashed into a police vehicle that was conducting a traffic stop early Tuesday, officials said.
LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) — A 70-year-old woman ran over her 7-year-old granddaughter while dropping off family members at their home, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The woman had pulled into the driveway of a home on Sunday afternoon to drop off her relatives.
TAVARES, Fla. (AP) — A 20-year-old Florida man passing a car in a no passing zone caused an accident that killed two young children in his vehicle and injured eight people Saturday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man driving drunk sped through a hit-and-run investigation Sunday, running over the detached legs of a victim and nearly striking two deputies before leading officers on a high speed chase, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — An 18-year-old freshman player for Jacksonville University women’s soccer team was killed in a crash while returning from a team bonding trip.
School officials said Stephanie Davis was killed Sunday afternoon when the SUV she was riding in veered off the road, overcorrected and flipped over.
Two men who were changing a tire on the side of a Florida interstate were killed when another driver fell asleep at the wheel and hit them, officials said.
The men were killed Sunday on Interstate 275 in Tampa, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida state trooper says she was the last obstacle when an allegedly drunk woman sped her BMW past barriers and toward runners preparing for a race across a major bridge.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A teenage boy died and six other children were injured when a tractor-trailer crashed into a car on U.S. 27 in South Florida, officials said.
Two women in the car and the truck driver were also injured in the crash Tuesday afteroon near the Broward and Palm Beach county line, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A motorist collided with a sheriff's office van transporting inmates along Interstate 75 early Tuesday, injuring several people, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
PALMETTO, Fla. (AP) — A 52-year-old woman drove her BMW nearly head-on into a Florida Highway Patrol trooper after failing to stop for multiple road closure signs that were in place for a 10K race over the Sunshine Skyway bridge, officials said.
EDGEWATER, Fla. (AP) — Three people were killed in a series of crashes involving 17 vehicles early Thursday along a stretch of Interstate 95 in Florida where visibility was very low due to fog combined with smoke from prescribed burns of vegetation, officials said.
ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man whose car crashed into an Interstate 95 guardrail early Tuesday was struck and killed by a passing tractor trailer as he tried to cross the highway, officials said.
The 28-year-old man was heading south near Ormond Beach around 1:45 a.m.
BRANDON, Fla. (AP) — A worker driving a street sweeper in the parking lot of a Florida supermarket has died after a crash sent him flying out of the sweeper truck into its path as it kept moving forward, running over him, authorities said Saturday.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A man armed with a gun jumped on the hood of a woman's car on Interstate 75 in Florida before trying to drive off in a tractor trailer when the driver stopped to offer help, officials said
FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida law enforcement officer died in a two-car crash on Interstate 95 near the Georgia border, officials said Sunday.
Agriculture Law Enforcement Officer James McWhorter, 31, was killed in the Saturday night accident in Nassau County.
HOLIDAY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teacher died Friday, a day after being struck by an SUV and trapped underneath it in the back parking lot of a Tampa Bay area high school, officials said.
The Pasco County School District announced the death of Ciara McKeon on Friday afternoon.
PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) — At least seven cars struck and killed a 48-year-old man as he walked across Interstate 4 early Tuesday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Troopers said they did not know why the man was walking across the road near Plant City just after midnight.
FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A small plane crashed Monday after attempting an emergency landing on a Florida interstate, authorities said.
A preliminary investigation revealed the single-engine aircraft lost power, and the pilot was attempting an emergency landing on the northbound lanes of Interstate 95, just north of Daytona Beach, according to a Florida Highway Patrol news release.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — More than a dozen self-proclaimed Nazis yelled antisemitic slogans outside a Florida shopping plaza and waved a swastika flag from a highway overpass before authorities broke them up over the weekend.
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A husband and wife from north Florida have been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in 2020, officials said.
Jose Antonio Diaz, 35, and his 33-year-old wife Elia Diaz, surrendered to authorities last week, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
TAMPA., Fla. (AP) — A Florida man died early Saturday after exiting a moving car on a busy interstate highway near Tampa, authorities said.
The Florida Highway Patrol said the 25-year-old Pinellas Park man exited the car for unknown reasons on I-275 while it was traveling at highway speeds and was struck by passing vehicles.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — An 8-year-old girl from Tennessee was killed early Friday when a 30-year-old driver slammed into traffic on Interstate 75 in southwest Florida, officials said.
The little girl was riding in a sports utility vehicle that was knocked into an empty gas tanker in front of it, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
BUSHNELL, Fla. (AP) — Three people died and three were injured early Sunday when their pickup truck hit a tree in central Florida and burst into flames.
The Florida Highway Patrol said the truck was traveling northbound on Interstate 75 in Sumter County west of The Villages when the driver failed to negotiate a curve in wet, foggy weather, went off the road and hit the tree just after 4:15 a.m..
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A 1-month-old boy who was riding on his mother's lap died Thursday when their car crashed on Florida's Turnpike near Orlando and he was ejected, law enforcement officials said.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Two woman were killed when another driver crashed into the sports utility vehicle they were riding in on Interstate 4, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The women, ages 54 and 59, were both ejected from the SUV as it overturned on Monday night in Osceola County, the agency said in an accident report.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will include raises and bonuses for law enforcement when he announces his overall state budget proposal next week, he said at a news conference Monday.
VIERRA, Fla. (AP) — A 61-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash on Interstate 95 early Friday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The crash happened near Vierra in Brevard County sometime after 6 a.m.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who stopped to check on a deer that was struck by a vehicle was killed when another driver hit her early Saturday.
The 20-year-old woman stopped her vehicle in the center lane of the three-lane road near the University of Central Florida in Orlando at 2:25 a.m., activated her hazard lights and got out of her car to check on the animal lying in the roadway, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A car driving in the wrong direction in the Florida Panhandle hit another vehicle, causing it to go up in flames and killing four people, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 58-year-old north Florida school bus driver is accused of driving under the influence following a crash early Thursday.
No students were on board when the bus failed to navigate a curve, hit a road sign and drove down an embankment just before 6 a.m.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida motorcycle deputy was injured early Wednesday in a crash involving a motorcycle and another vehicle, officials said.
The Volusia County Sheriff's deputy was taken by ambulance to a hospital, the Florida Highway Patrol said in a news release.
MIAMI (AP) — A dashcam video captured a Florida Highway Patrol trooper saving a toddler from choking on the side of Interstate 95 entrance ramp near Miami.
The agency released the dashcam footage from the Oct.
AUBURNDALE, Fla. (AP) — A motorcycle rider died on a state highway where he was struck by a state trooper and then run over by a tractor trailer, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The trooper was helping a construction crew working on a lane closure for repairs Monday night near Auburndale in central Florida, an agency news release said.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A 20-year-old Florida man is accused of grabbing the steering wheel and causing a woman to lose control of the car she was driving as they traveled on Interstate 75, officials said.
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who investigators say was driving his Tesla at least 116 mph before crashing into a house was arrested Friday and charged with two counts of vehicular homicide.