Articles Tagged with Ocala

OCALA, FL – Ocala police said a teenage boy died after being hit by a Marion County Public School maintenance vehicle last week.

In a Facebook post, the Ocala Police Department said the incident took place Thursday morning on SW 20th Street at about 6:50 a.m.  The investigation determined that the victim, a 13-year-old boy, was riding with his mother on a motorcycle heading east.

When the woman stopped the motorcycle, the boy got off to see a friend on the sidewalk and ran across the westbound lanes of traffic.  At that point he was hit by the maintenance vehicle, which was towing a trailer and a lawn mower.

OCALA, FL – Police in Ocala said the driver of a sport utility vehicle died following a collision with a school bus Wednesday morning.

According to the Ocala-News, the two vehicles were going in opposite directions near the intersection of SE 36th Avenue and SE 15th Street at about 8:10 a.m.  Police said the driver of the SUV swerved through traffic, crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a Marion County school bus.  The SUV then hit a tree.

The SUV driver, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital.   No one else was in the vehicle.  No one was injured on board the bus, which was carrying high school students.

OCALA, FL – A collision between two vehicles in Marion County sent one of the drivers to the hospital, the Ocala-News reports.

Police, fire and emergency crews responded to the scene Monday night in the 5000 block of SW 60th Street in Ocala at about 8:45 p.m.  First responders saw an Audi in the middle of the road with damage on the front passenger side, and a Ford on a fence next to a tree with heavy damage on the passenger side.

The driver of the Ford was taken to an area hospital with injuries from the accident.  The driver of the Audi needed help getting out of the vehicle but did not need to be extricated.  No other injuries were reported.   No details were immediately available on what led to the crash.

OCALA, FL – A driver was sentenced to prison for a crash in Ocala that left three people dead, reports the Ocala StarBanner.

37-year-old Travis Lee Johnson pleaded no contest last week in connection with the accident that occurred in January 2017 in the area of County Road 326 and Northeast 25th Avenue.

Authorities said Johnson was behind the wheel of a tow truck on County Road 326 when he veered off the road onto a shoulder, went back onto the roadway and slammed into a sport utility vehicle.

MARION COUNTY, FL – State troopers are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle in Marion County early Sunday morning, according to a report by WKMG.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the victim was attempting to cross in the area of State Road 200 and SW 60th Street in Ocala at about 12:10 a.m. when he was struck by a pickup truck going west on SR-200.  The pedestrian, a 60-year-old Ocala man, died at the scene. His name was not released.

The FHP said the man was walking within the westbound lanes of SR-200 at the time he was hit.

OCALA, FL – A driver was taken to the hospital following a rollover crash in southwest Ocala on Wednesday morning.

According to CBS 4, first responders were called to Southwest College Road, where the found a Jeep rolled onto its side and a Nissan with front-end damage.

Crews were able to extricated the Jeep’s driver through their vehicle’s shattered sunroof. The unidentified driver was then taken to a near hospital with unspecified injuries.

OCALA, FL – Authorities are investigating a fatal hit-and-run incident that occurred early Saturday morning in Ocala, WKMG reports.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a man was standing in an outside lane of State Road 40 near SW 57th Avenue at about 5 a.m. when he was hit by a vehicle.

The victim, a 29-year-old Ocala resident, died at the scene.  The FHP is now trying to track down the driver and the vehicle involved in the crash.

OCALA, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a Cape Coral man died in a pedestrian accident east of Ocala early Thursday morning, the Ocala Star-Banner reported.

The incident took place on State Road 40 East near Baseline Road at about 2 a.m.  According to state troopers, the 32-year-old victim was struck by an older model Kia Altima as he stood in the left eastbound lane of State Road 40.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead after being taken to HCA Florida Ocala Hospital.  His name was not released.

OCALA, FL – The Ocala Police Department released details of a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred on College Road Saturday night.

According to investigators, the driver of a Chevy Suburban was leaving a restaurant and attempting to travel east on SW College Road when the vehicle pulled directly into the path of a motorcycle going west in the center lane.

The front of the motorcycle hit the left rear side of the Suburban, and both the motorcycle driver and passenger were ejected. The motorcycle driver, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at 9:15 a.m. the following morning at an area hospital.  The passenger was hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening.  Both riders were reported to have been wearing their helmets.  The occupants of the Suburban were not injured.

OCALA, FL – Police in Ocala released details of a deadly motorcycle accident that occurred on Monday morning.

In a Facebook post, police said the incident took place in the vicinity of South Pine Avenue and Southeast 17th Street at about 6:50 a.m.

The driver of a dump truck was going north on South Pine Avenue and entered the left turn lane at the same time that a southbound motorcycle was approaching the same intersection.

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