Articles Tagged with Crystal River


CRYSTAL RIVER, FL – A collision in Citrus County early Wednesday morning claimed the life of an elderly driver and injured two other people, WTVT reports.

The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene on West Fort Island Trail near West Audobon Lane after the incident took place at about 12:20 a.m.

The FHP learned that the driver of a Chevy 3500 pickup truck was heading east and tried to pass a Kia Sportage SUV that was in front of him.  The pickup truck struck the left side of the Kia, then went off the road, onto the shoulder, and crashed into two trees.  The Kia also went off the road, hitting a cable box and a tree before flipping.


CITRUS COUNTY, FL – A teenage driver was killed and three other people were injured when their vehicle crashed in Citrus County on Saturday afternoon, according to WTVT.

The accident happened on West Fort Island Trail west of North Seabreeze Point.  The Florida Highway Patrol said a 16-year-old boy was driving a Jeep Cherokee eastbound with three passengers when he lost control of the vehicle while going along a curve.  The Jeep went off the roadway and overturned multiple times.

The driver and his 7-year-old brother were both thrown from the SUV.  The driver was pronounced dead at the scene while the young boy was seriously injured.


CRYSTAL RIVER, FL – An accident in Citrus County involving a sport utility vehicle left a driver dead, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

According to WFLA, the wreck happened in Crystal River Wednesday morning at about 1:30 a.m.  State troopers said a 33-year-old man was driving an SUV west on Fort Island Trail and was not able to negotiate a curve in the roadway near North Seabreeze Point.

The SUV went off the roadway, struck a tree and overturned.  The driver, a Lecanto resident, was pronounced dead at the scene.


CRYSTAL RIVER, FL – A man is facing charges following a road rage crash in Crystal River that left a motorcyclist critically injured.

WFTS reports 25-year-old Kristopher Alan Hite is charged with attempted vehicular homicide and child neglect.  The incident took place July 28, when investigators said Hite got into an argument with the motorcyclist at a stoplight on North Suncoast Boulevard.

The sheriff’s office said both drivers were speeding when Hite saw the motorcycle rider approaching from behind, then swerved into the right lane and intentionally hit the victim.  The impact caused the motorcycle and the rider to flip into the air.  The motorcyclist is now on life support due to the injuries suffered.


CRYSTAL RIVER, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol is seeking the public’s help in finding a driver who injured two scooter riders earlier this month.

According to the Citrus County Chronicle, the incident occurred July 10 as the two victims were riding a scooter on U.S. 19 near Northwest Sixth Avenue near Crystal River.

The FHP said the driver of a northbound vehicle hit the rear of the scooter as it traveled in the outside lane at about 9:25 p.m. and both riders were ejected.  The two, both residents of Hudson, sustained serious and minor injuries.


CRYSTAL RIVER, FL – A man on a motorcycle sustained serious injuries after crashing with a minivan in Crystal River Wednesday afternoon.

A 28-year-old man was riding a Suzuki GSX-R600 westbound on  State Road 44 just west of North Pennsylvania Avenue. At the same time, a Lecanto man, 85, was traveling in a Dodge Grand Caravan westbound on State Road 44

The driver of the Dodge made a U-turn into the path of the motorcycle. The motorcycle’s operator slammed into the left side of the minivan, reports the Citrus County Chronicle.

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