Articles Tagged with Alachua County


MELROSE, FL – A sedan and a pickup truck were involved in a fatal crash in Alachua County on Tuesday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

A report by the Main Street Daily News states that the accident happened on State Road 26 near County Road 219A west of Melrose at about 6:51 a.m.

The FHP’s investigation found that a man was driving a pickup truck eastbound on State Road 26 when he drove off the south shoulder of the roadway.  When he re-entered the road, he crossed over the center line and entered the path of a sedan driven by a 42-year-old woman.  The pickup hit the side of the car and the woman, a Starke resident, was pronounced dead at the scene.


ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said an accident in Alachua County on Saturday afternoon left two people dead.

According to WFTV, the incident occurred on Interstate 75 southbound near mile marker 372.  The FHP’s investigation indicated that a semi-truck hauling cars overturned on the west shoulder of the interstate.  Two people inside a minivan involved in the collision were killed.

The southbound lanes of I-75 were shut down near the scene, and southbound traffic was detoured at CR 234 and Williston Road while authorities responded to the wreck.


ALACHUA COUNTY, FL -Drivers encountered road closures in a portion of Alachua County Friday afternoon following what authorities said was a major crash.

In a Facebook post, the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office said the accident with serious injury happened near N Highway 301 and SE 201st Terrace in Citra.  No information was released on who had been injured.

The northbound lanes of N Highway 301 were closed to all traffic at the intersection with E Highway 318.  All lanes were reported to have reopened by 12:49 p.m.


ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – A pickup truck accident in Alachua County last week left a driver dead, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The Main Street Daily News reports a woman was driving north on Interstate 75 in a Ford F-150 when the crash occurred Tuesday night at about 11:25 p.m.

The FHP said the driver went off the right shoulder off the I-75 mile marker 384 entrance ramp for Archer Road.  The vehicle overturned and ended up against a chain link fence.


LEVY COUNTY, FL – A driver was killed in a crash in Levy County near the Alachua County line Monday evening, WCJB reported.

The Florida Highway Patrol and county sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene on County Road 241 after the accident occurred at about 6 p.m.

State troopers said an 85-year-old man was driving a van south when he went off the roadway and onto a grass shoulder.  The vehicle then struck a fence and a tree.


HIGH SPRINGS, FL – A rollover car accident in Alachua County on Saturday morning claimed the life of a driver, the Main Street Daily News reports.

The Florida Highway Patrol and first responders were called to the scene in the area of Highway 441 and NW 194th Street near High Springs. The FHP determined that the driver of an SUV was headed north sometime before 9 a.m. when the vehicle went off the roadway, onto the right shoulder, and into a ditch.

The SUV then collided with a culvert and flipped over onto its roof.  The driver, a 46-year-old Old Town woman, was pronounced dead at the scene.  State troopers are investigating the accident, and said the victim was not wearing a seat belt at the time.


ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – A multi-vehicle accident shut down Interstate 75 in Alachua County in both directions for most of the day on Tuesday, reports the Gainesville Sun.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the crash happened in the southbound lanes of I-75 after a vehicle hydroplaned near Northwest 39th Avenue just before 6 a.m.  That caused a collision involving six other vehicles, including two tractor-trailers and two pickup trucks.

One of the semis overturned, causing a chemical spill of thousands of gallons on the interstate at mile marker 391.


HIGH SPRINGS, FL – State troopers said a woman was killed in an accident at Ginnie Springs on Friday night, according to the Gainesville Sun.

The Florida Highway Patrol said that the victim was a 45-year-old resident of Holiday in Pasco County.  An investigation indicated that she was standing in the bed of a moving Jeep at about 6:30 p.m. when she lost her balance and fell out of the back of the vehicle.  At that point, the victim was run over by the trailer hitched to the back of the vehicle.

The woman was pronounced dead after being taken to UF Health in Gainesville.  The driver of the Jeep was a 53-year-old Dunedin man.


ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – Authorities said a driver was arrested in connection with an accident in Alachua County on Saturday morning, the Gainesville Sun reports.

The incident happened along Interstate 75 southbound near mile marker 403 at 8:40 a.m.  The Florida Highway Patrol said the driver of a semi-truck with a trailer carrying frozen food went off the roadway, onto the left median shoulder and through a guardrail.

The truck overturned and the trailer ended up in the northbound lanes of I-75.  It was struck there by a box truck.


ALACHUA, FL – A teenager was killed when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck in Alachua Sunday night, according to WGFL.

The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the accident scene on West State Road 235 near County Road 237 at about 8:30 p.m.

The FHP said the 18-year-old victim was riding his motorcycle west on West State Road 235 when he was hit at the intersection with County Road 237 by a northbound pickup truck hauling a trailer.

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