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OCALA, FL – Police say an alleged drunk driver was arrested after crashing into a dentist’s office in Ocala early Monday morning.

The Ocala Police Department released details of the incident in a Facebook post. Officers responded to Healthy Smiles Dentistry on SW 10th Street at about 12:30 a.m. after a Chevy Equinox first struck a vehicle in the roadway and then slammed into the building.  No one was injured.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as 23-year-old Gabriel Hausy, was spotted fleeing from the officers on foot.  After a brief pursuit, Hausy was detained.

MARION COUNTY, FL – State troopers were at the scene of a fatal vehicle vs. pedestrian accident in Marion County early Monday morning.

According to the Gainesville Sun, a man was trying to walk across the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 at about 2 a.m. when he walked into the path of a Ford Mustang at mile marker 362.

The pedestrian, whose name was not released, was struck by the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries.  The driver of the Ford, a 33-year-old man, and his passenger, a 32-year-old woman, were not injured.  Both are Orlando residents.

OCALA, FL – Ocala police are investigating an accident last week that left a motorcycle rider dead, the Ocala StarBanner reports.

The crash involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck occurred on Southwest 19th Avenue Road near 24th Avenue Tuesday night at about 8 p.m.

Investigators said the driver of a Ford F-150 pickup truck was headed east on Southwest 19th Avenue Road and entered the left lane to turn into a driveway for shopping and restaurants. The operator of a Suzuki motorcycle was going west in an inside lane and the vehicles collided, with the bike ending up underneath the pickup.

OCALA, FL – Rescue crews were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle collision in Ocala on Sunday afternoon.

Ocala Fire Rescue said Engine 5, Rescue 5, Tower 1, Battalion Chief 22, and a Safety Officer responded to the 2400 block of Northeast 49th Terrace shortly before 3 p.m.

Crews found a Nissan minivan and a Ford pickup truck with heavy front-end damage that were facing westbound on State Road 40.  Rescuers had to pry open the door of the minivan to extricate the driver.

MARION COUNTY, FL – State troopers said a man was killed in a pedestrian accident early Friday morning in Marion County, according to WKMG.

The Florida Highway Patrol released a report on the incident that happened in the area of SE Maricamp Road and Southeast Bahia Avenue Court at about 12:37 a.m.

According to the FHP, a man was in the outside lane of the roadway on Southeast Maricamp Road when he was struck by a sedan heading east.  The pedestrian, a 42-year-old man from Ocala, suffered fatal injuries.

MARION COUNTY, FL – State troopers said an accident in Marion County last week claimed the life of a 44-year-old pedestrian.

The Ocala News reports the victim was hit by a pickup truck on U.S. 27 near NW 97th Place on Friday night just after 9 p.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the woman was walking near the intersection when she was struck by the pickup as it was headed eastbound.  The victim, a Davie resident, was pronounced dead at the scene by first responders.

MARION COUNTY, FL – State troopers said a motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Marion County on Monday afternoon.

A report by WKMG states that the collision occurred in the vicinity of County Road 484 and County Road 467.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the motorcycle rider was headed east along County Road 484.  As he turned to make a left onto County Road 467 at about 2:10 p.m, the motorcycle entered the path of a westbound sedan and the vehicles collided.

OCALA, FL – Ocala Fire Rescue reported it was at the scene of a collision involving at least five vehicles on Interstate 75 in Marion County Thursday evening.

A Facebook post by the rescue unit said Ocala Fire Rescue’s Engine 4, Rescue 1, Battalion Chief 11, and a safety officer were dispatched to I-75 north at about 7:17 p.m.

They found five damaged vehicles parked along the side of the interstate near the off-ramp for Exit 350. Two people from one of the vehicles were taken to an area hospital for evaluation.  No other injuries were reported.  No further details were available on the cause of the collision.

MARION COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a woman was killed in a fiery car accident in Marion County early Saturday morning.

According to the Ocala StarBanner, the crash took place on County Road 42 near Southeast 283rd Avenue in Umatilla just after 3 a.m.  The FHP said the victim was driving east in a Subaru Crosstrek SUV when she drove off the north side of the roadway.  The vehicle collided with four fences, stopped and caught fire, trapping the driver inside.

A passing motorist tried to help the victim get out of the vehicle but could not because of the flames.  The driver of the SUV, a 52-year-old Leesburg woman, was pronounced dead at the scene.

MARION COUNTY, FL – A young boy died after an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle in Marion County, according to the Ocala StarBanner.

The crash happened Sunday afternoon in the vicinity of Southwest 80th Avenue and 151st Place.  The Florida Highway Patrol said a 10-year-old boy from Dunnellon was riding an ATV when the vehicle overturned on him.

The boy was pronounced dead after being taken to AdventHealth TimberRidge ER.  The FHP is investigating the cause of the incident.

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