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MARION COUNTY, FL – Three people were killed when a woman stole a Marion County Sheriff deputy’s vehicle last week and crashed, according to a WSVN report.

Authorities said 33-year-old Kendra Boone was able to get into the vehicle after deputies had responded to a shopping mall in Silver Springs on a report that a woman had tried to steal another person’s keys.  Boone then sped away from the parking lot with deputies pursuing her at speeds that reached up to 100 miles per hour.

They attempted to deploy stop sticks but Boone continued on and eventually lost control of the vehicle on State Road 40.  There she swerved into the opposite lanes of traffic and crashed into a pickup truck with three people inside.


MARION COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol has released details of a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred Saturday night in Marion County, WKMG reports.

The crash, which involved a motorcycle and two other vehicles, occurred in the area of U.S. Highway 41 and SW 54th Street.

The FHP’s report said a 58-year-old Dunnellon woman driving an SUV was trying to turn left from the highway onto SW 54th Street at about 7:15 p.m. and entered the path of the motorcyclist, resulting in a collision.  Another SUV behind the motorcycle crashed into it.


MARION COUNTY, FL – One person was killed and four others were injured in a collision in Marion County on Saturday morning, WJXT reported.

The crash happened at the intersection of US-441 and Northwest 85th Loop at about 9:30 a.m.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol’s investigation, a woman was driving east on NW 85th Loop and made a left turn in the southbound lanes of US-441, violating the right of way of a pickup truck.

The pickup hit the left side of the woman’s car.  The woman, a 76-year-old resident of The Villages, was pronounced dead at an area hospital.  She was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, the FHP said.


MARION COUNTY, FL – Rescue units were dispatched to the scene of a multi-vehicle collision in Marion County last week.

In a news release, Marion County Fire Rescue said it responded to reports of a head-on crash involving three vehicles on County Road 326 Thursday at about 1:30 p.m.  Crews found one car with heavy damage and two others with moderate damage.

Firefighters worked to remove one of the vehicles in order to extricate a driver trapped in a sedan next to it.  That driver was rushed to an area hospital as a trauma alert.  Two other people were hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening.


CITRA, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred last month in Marion County.

A WCJB report stated that the incident occurred on US 301 near Citra on the evening of Nov. 29.

According to the FHP, a woman was in the southbound inside lane of the roadway when she was struck by a vehicle in the same lane.  She was then hit by multiple other vehicles.


OCALA, FL – A series of crashes resulted in closures of portions of US 441 in Marion County on Thursday night, WCJB reported.

The Florida Highway Patrol said there were three separate accidents on the southbound stretch of the highway between Ocala and Belleview.  According to the FHP, one of the incidents caused serious injuries but no information was immediately released on who had been injured.

US 441 south was closed near Southeast 73rd Street while authorities and emergency crews responded to the scene of each wreck.


MARION COUNTY, FL – State troopers have announced an arrest in the case of a hit-and-run crash in Marion County last month.

According to a WOFL report, 23-year-old Jacob Carmack of Ocala is facing charges over the incident that occurred Nov. 18 on State Road 200.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Carmack was driving a Ford Mustang and street racing with a Chevrolet Corvette.  Authorities said the vehicles were speeding and being driven recklessly when the Corvette struck a Toyota Prius near SW 80th Street.  The Corvette went off the road and struck a utility pole and tree.  The driver, a 38-year-old Ocala man, was seriously injured.


MARION COUNTY, FL – A multi-vehicle collision in Marion County Tuesday morning sent 15 people to the hospital, officials said.

A Facebook post by Marion County Fire Rescue stated that crews were dispatched to the scene at the intersection of SW 90th Street and SW 80th Avenue shortly before 9 a.m.

The crash involved a MCFR Rescue vehicle, a pickup truck, and a small bus. Multiple 911 callers reported that the rescue vehicle was hit and rolled over on its side while responding to a medical call.


MARION COUNTY, FL – A driver was hospitalized after a car accident in Marion County on Saturday morning, officials said.

According to a Facebook post by Marion County Fire Rescue, crews were dispatched to the intersection of State Highway 200 and SW 80th Street at about 8:24 a.m.

Callers to 911 reported that  a white Corvette had gone off the road, clipped a power pole and broken apart.  First responders arrived to find the car in pieces and power lines hanging low.  The driver was transported to an area hospital as a trauma alert, but no further details were provided on the person’s condition.


MARION COUNTY, FL – One person was killed and another was arrested after a car accident Thursday night in Marion County, according to the Ocala StarBanner.

Two vehicles were involved in the crash on Interstate 75 south near the exit for County Road 326.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a Honda Civic was headed south on I-75 when the vehicle hydroplaned on the wet pavement.  The driver lost control of the car which went off the roadway, crashed into a guardrail, returned to the road, and was struck by a rental Nissan Armanda sport utility vehicle going south.  The impact caused the SUV to overturn.

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