Articles Tagged with Marion County


MARION COUNTY, FL – A teenage girl was injured after being struck by a car in Marion County, and a search is continuing for the driver involved.

The Ocala News reports the incident happened Sept. 11 on State Road 40 near SW 185th Road at about 10:05 p.m.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 15-year-old victim was walking her dog on the southbound paved shoulder of the roadway when she was struck by a vehicle that traveled onto the shoulder.

An investigation indicated that the driver stopped briefly on the shoulder but then left the scene without providing any help or information.


DUNNELLON, FL – A head-on collision in Marion County Friday morning left one driver dead and another hospitalized, WKMG reports.

One of the drivers was an 89-year-old man who may have suffered a medical episode, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The FHP said that man, a Dunnellon resident, was driving an SUV south on State Road 200 near County Road 484 at about 7:30 p.m.  An investigation indicated that the man veered into the direct path of an SUV going north, causing the two vehicles to collide.


MARION COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a golf cart and a pickup truck were involved in a deadly collision in Marion County on Tuesday morning.

According to WKMG, a 65-year-old woman was driving a golf cart east on SW 87 Loop in the Indigo East subdivision at about 11:50 a.m.  A crash report stated that the woman went through a stop sign and entered the path of a pickup truck pulling an enclosed trailer that was going south on SW 79 Terrace Road.

The golf cart collided with the right side of the truck and the woman was ejected.  She landed on the roadway, where she was struck by the trailer of the pickup truck.  The woman, an Ocala resident, was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital.


OCALA, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol was on the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident in Marion County on Monday morning, according to WESH.

The victim was a 63-year-old Opa Locka man who was hit by a truck on Interstate 75 just before 6 a.m.  The FHP said he was walking from east to west from the paved shoulder and entered the right lane of I-75 near the exit for SR-326.

The driver of a southbound tractor-trailer swerved but was unable to avoid hitting the pedestrian with the front fender.  The driver lost control, went off the highway and onto the grass median, where the truck overturned and the tractor section hit a guardrail.  A second tractor-trailer then collided with the first vehicle.


MARION COUNTY, FL – A two-vehicle collision in Marion County Saturday afternoon claimed the lives of both drivers, authorities said.

According to WCJB, deputies with the Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene on SE Maricamp Road at about 2:15 p.m. and found the two victims in their cars.

An investigation determined that a 71-year-old woman was driving on the roadway when she crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a car driven by a 79-year-old man.


CITRA, FL – The driver of a pickup truck died following an accident in Citra on Friday, according to

The Florida Highway Patrol said the crash took place on County Road 318 near Northeast 199th Street Road.  According to the FHP, the pickup truck driver was headed north on County Road 318 at about 5:46 p.m. when the vehicle went off the road, onto the west shoulder and collided with a traffic sign.

The driver lost control, drove back onto the road and then onto the opposite shoulder, and ended up crashing into a utility pole and a tree.


MARION COUNTY, FL – A crash was disrupting traffic for drivers in Marion County on Friday afternoon, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.

An alert posted on the state’s FL511 system at 3:16 p.m. said that the accident had occurred on Interstate 75 South beyond mile marker 348.

The left shoulder of the interstate was blocked, and traffic was reported to be backed up to beyond mile marker 350.  There were no immediate reports of injuries.


MARION COUNTY, FL – An accident in Marion County Tuesday night claimed the life of a motorcycle rider, WKMG reports.

The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene on County Road 464B near NW 157th Court after the crash occurred at about 10:45 p.m.

According to state troopers, a man was riding a motorcycle westbound when he failed to negotiate a curve.  The bike went over the center line, onto a shoulder, and then crashed into a tree.


OCALA, FL – A driver was critically injured when his car struck a pole in Marion County Monday morning, WCJB reported.

The incident shut down the southbound lane of Baseline Road and SE 24th Street as first responders and utility crews responded to the situation.

According to investigators, the driver of an SUV was traveling at a high rate of speed at about 9:15 a.m. when he collided with a concrete pole, causing the pole to fall onto the car.


DUNNELLON, FL – One person was killed and nine others injured in a multi-vehicle collision in Marion County on Saturday morning, WKMG reported.

The Florida Highway Patrol said three sport utility vehicles were involved in the crash that happened near the intersection of County Highwa7 484 and SW 170th east of Dunnellon.

According to the FHP, the driver of an SUV was headed west on County Highway 484 at about 10:30 a.m. and entered the eastbound lanes, colliding with another SUV. The impact caused the second vehicle to go off the road and into a ditch, where it overturned.

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