Articles Tagged with Hernando County


HERNANDO COUNTY, FL – Authorities announced an arrest in connection with a deadly collision in Hernando County in November 2023, Pasco News Online reports.

48-year-old Kristie Lynn Paxton of Hudson is charged with DUI manslaughter for the crash that occurred on Mariner Boulevard near Case Grande Circle.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Paxton was driving a 2005 Nissan Armada when she lost control of the vehicle.  The Nissan collided with a 2019 Toyota Tacoma, causing Paxton and her passenger to be ejected.


HERNANDO COUNTY, FL – Hernando County Fire Rescue responded to the scene of a vehicle crash with multiple injuries on Tuesday afternoon.

According to a Facebook post by HCFR at 4:16 p.m., rescue crews were dispatched to the area of Cortez Boulevard and Burwell Road.

Three patients were transported by helicopter to local trauma centers.  Three additional patients were transported by ground.  No details were released on the severity of their injuries, or the circumstances that led to the crash.


RIDGE MANOR, FL – Hernando County Fire Rescue crews were at the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on Monday afternoon.

HCFR issued a traffic alert at 2;27 p.m., reporting that the accident had occurred at the intersection of Cortez Boulevard and Kettering Road in Ridge Manor.  Serious injuries were reported, and one helicopter was requested for a trauma patient.

Drivers were advised to avoid the area while crews were responding to the wreck.


BROOKSVILLE, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a man was killed in a crash involving a stolen car in Hernando County last week.

According to WTVT, the incident began when the 29-year-old man, driving a GMC Sierra, lost control on State Road 50 and struck a traffic median barrier.

When another driver, a 35-year-old woman, stopped to help him, state troopers say the man stole her car.


RIDGE MANOR, FL – Eight people were injured in a crash involving a bus in Hernando County on Tuesday afternoon, local rescue officials said.

Hernando County Fire Rescue reported it was at the scene of the accident at the intersection of Cortez Boulevard and Treiman Boulevard in Ridge Manor.  Rescue crews arrived to find that a bus had collided with a pickup truck.

Multiple occupants of the bus were out walking around, and there were two severely injured occupants of the pickup truck, one of whom had to be extricated.


HERNANDO COUNTY, FL – A woman walking along Spring Hill Drive in Hernando County on Thursday night was fatally struck by a vehicle, state troopers said.

WTVT reports the accident happened east of Air Commerce Boulevard shortly after 7 p.m.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the victim was walking in the travel lanes of the roadway when she was struck by a westbound Toyota RAV4.  The victim, a 46-year-old woman from Montandon, Pennsylvania, was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital.  The SUV driver, a 64-year-old Thonotosassa woman, was not injured.

The driver told authorities she did not see the pedestrian initially and then tried to avoid hitting her, but could not.  The FHP said Spring Hill Drive was dark at the time and also wet from recent rainfall.


BROOKSVILLE, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol released details regarding a fatal motorcycle accident in Hernando County Friday night, Pasco News Online reported.

The crash took place near the intersection of Powell Road and La Vista Street in Brooksville.  State troopers said a man was driving east on a Harley Davidson motorcycle at about 10:10 p.m. when he was unable to negotiate a curve in the roadway near La Vista Street.  The rider lost control of the bike, which went off the road and onto a shoulder before overturning.

The motorcycle rider, a 32-year-old man from Dade City, was pronounced dead at the scene.


HERNANDO COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said an accident involving a suspected drunk driver left an elderly man dead Nov. 14.

According to the Citrus County Chronicle, the incident happened in the area of North Florida Avenue north of Zephyr Street.  The FHP’s investigation determined that a Chevy Silverado and a Nissan Rogue had become immobilized at that location shortly after 11:30 p.m.  A pedestrian and a Good Samaritan helped both drivers safely leave their vehicles before the Nissan went up in flames.

At the same time, a 17-year-old girl driving a Kia Optima was headed south on North Florida Avenue.  At the top of a hill she struck the pedestrian, a 45-year-old Inverness woman, and the Chevy driver, an 82-year-old man.   The Kia driver then struck the Chevy, causing it to hit the Nissan.


HUDSON, FL – One person was killed and four others injured in a collision in Hernando County on Saturday afternoon, according to a WFLA report.

The incident occurred at the intersection of Fort Dade Avenue and East Avenue.  The Florida Highway Patrol said the driver of a Dodge Journey SUV went through a stop sign at that location, and was struck by a motorcycle.

The driver of the motorcycle, a 53-year-old Hudson man, was declared dead after being taken to an area hospital. His passenger, a 40-year-old woman from Largo, was hospitalized with serious injuries.


HERNANDO COUNTY, FL – Hernando County Fire Rescue crews were called to the scene of a collision on Wednesday evening.

HCFR posted details of the incident that occurred at the intersection of US 41 and Lake Lindsey Road at about 5 p.m.

A car collided with a semi-truck and the semi overturned off the roadway.  The truck destroyed a power pole, causing live wires to fall across US 41.  Three people sustained minor injuries and were taken to an area hospital.

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