Articles Tagged with Marion County


OCALA, FL – A single-vehicle accident in Marion County Wednesday morning left a driver dead, WKMG reports.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a man was driving south on Interstate 75 near mile marker 346 in Ocala when the crash occurred at about 2:50 a.m.

An investigation determined that the driver was going at a high rate of speed in his SUV when he went off the roadway and collided with a guardrail in the median.  The vehicle went back into the roadway and overturned, and the driver was ejected.  The victim, a 26-year-old man from Ocala, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Authorities did not disclose his identity.


MARION COUNTY, FL – An accident in Marion County on Monday afternoon left a motorcyclist dead, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

A report by the Ocala News said the accident happened as the motorcyclist was driving along Interstate 75 shortly before 5 p.m.  State troopers said the man was going at a high rate of speed near mile marker 372 when he collided with the back of a sedan and lost control of the bike.

The motorcyclist, a 36-year-old Reddick man, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the sedan, a 20-year-old man from Fort Myers, was not injured.


DUNNELLON, FL –  The Florida Highway Patrol said a motorcycle accident in Marion County Sunday night left one person dead and another injured.

A report by WKMG states that the crash occurred on County Road 484 near San Miguel Boulevard in Dunnellon.

An investigation by the FHP indicated that a motorcyclist braked hard while headed east on County Road 484 at about 9:20 p.m, causing the bike to skid and overturn. The man operating the motorcycle and a female passenger were both ejected.  The man, age 61, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The 54-year-old passenger was critically injured and transported to HCA Florida Ocala Hospital.  Both were Illinois residents.


MARION COUNTY, FL –  A bicycle rider died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in Marion County early Friday morning, reports WESH.

The accident happened on US-441 south near Dell Webb Boulevard at about 4:30 a.m.  An investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol found that a man was riding a bicycle on the outside shoulder of the highway when he was hit by a vehicle.  The victim, a 44-year-old man from Umatilla, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The bicycle did not have any lights on it at the time, according to the FHP.

The driver and the vehicle involved are now being sought by state troopers, who described the vehicle as a silver or gray Chevy Tahoe, GMC Suburban, Chevy pickup or GMC pickup from 1994-1998.


BELLEVIEW, FL – One man was killed and another injured when their motorcycles collided in Marion County Saturday night.

According to a report by WKMG, the two motorcyclists were both headed south on SE 100th Avenue near Belleview at 11:50 p.m.  The Florida Highway Patrol said one of the riders approached the other that was going more slowly and struck the bike from behind, causing both motorcycles to overturn.

The first motorcyclist, a 63-year-old Weirsdale man, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The other rider, a 55-year-old Summerfield man, was seriously injured and taken to a hospital.


MARION COUNTY, FL – A school bus and a sport utility vehicle were involved in a collision in Marion County Tuesday morning, WKMG reports.

An investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol found that a 61-year-old Citrus Springs woman was driving the school bus on Southwest 75th Avenue at about 7:30 a.m. and stopped at a stop sign at the intersection with Southwest 80th Street.

As the driver attempted to cross Southwest 80th Street, the FHP said she violated the right of way of an SUV driven by a 30-year-old Ocala woman.  The front of the bus hit the left front side of the SUV, causing it to go off the road and hit a tree.


MARION COUNTY, FL – State troopers said a pickup truck and a sedan were involved in a deadly crash in Marion County, Ocala reports.

The vehicles collided Sunday night on State Road 40 near County Road 314 in Silver Springs just after 8:30 p.m.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a pickup truck going west on State Road 40 veered into oncoming traffic and crashed into an eastbound sedan.


MARION COUNTY, FL – The driver of a pickup truck died after his vehicle was involved in a collision in Marion County on Saturday afternoon, WKMG reports.

The accident occurred on U.S. Highway 441 near the intersection with NW 77th Street in Ocala at about 3:16 p.m. The Florida Highway Patrol said a semitruck with a trailer was parked in the outside lane of U.S. Highway 441 at a red traffic light.

According to state troopers, the pickup truck driver was going south in the outside lane of U.S. 441 and did not slow down despite slower traffic ahead.  The pickup, going at high speed, slammed into the back of the semi’s trailer.  The pickup truck driver, a 41-year-old man from Mount Dora, was trapped in his vehicle and was pronounced dead by rescue crews.


MARION COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol investigated a fatal bicycle accident that occurred in Marion County last week.

According to WKMG, the victim was a male who was riding a bicycle east in the westbound lane of NE 35th Street shortly after 10 p.m.  State troopers determined that a westbound vehicle struck the bicyclist near NE 16th Court.

The victim, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the car, a 17-year-old Ocala boy, and his three passengers, all from Orange Park, were not injured.


MARION COUNTY, FL – Authorities said a car accident in Marion County Monday morning left a woman dead and a toddler critically injured.

The crash happened near the intersection of County Road 318 and U.S. Highway 441, according to Ocala An investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol determined that a 44-year-old Citra woman was driving east in a sedan on County Road 318 at about 7:40 a.m. when she veered left into the oncoming lane.

The sedan veered directly into the path of an SUV going west on County Road 318 and the vehicles collided head-on.  The sedan driver died at the scene, while a 2-year-old boy riding in her vehicle was listed in critical condition at UF Health Shands Hospital.

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