Articles Tagged with Sumter County

SUMTER COUNTY, FL – A bicyclist died after being struck by two vehicles in Sumter County Sunday night, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The accident happened on State Road 471 near Tarrytown, according to the Leesburg-News. The FHP said the bicyclist, a male, was riding south at about 9 p.m. when he was hit by a southbound Chevy Trailblazer.  The victim was knocked off the bicycle and struck again, by a Chevy Malibu.  The bicycle rider suffered fatal injuries.

The driver of the Trailblazer, an 84-year-old Zephyrhills man, told investigators he did not see the bicyclist prior to the collision.  The Malibu was driven by a 49-year-old woman from Leesburg.

SUMTER COUNTY, FL – A car accident at an intersection in Sumter County Tuesday morning claimed the life of a driver, reports the Villages-News.

The Florida Highway Patrol issued a report on the crash that happened in the area of County Road 476 and County Road 647 just east of Nobleton. According to the FHP, a woman driving a sedan was leaving the parking lot of a Circle K/Shell gas station at about 8:10 a.m. when she entered the path of a pickup truck approaching the exit of the gas station.  The front of the pickup then collided with the car, which overturned as a result of the collision.

The sedan driver, a 38-year-old resident of Bushnell, was taken to an area hospital where she died of her injuries.

SUMTER COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a motorcycle and a pickup truck were involved in a fatal collision in Sumter County on Tuesday night.

WKMG reports the accident took place in the area of County Road 466 and County Road 223 at about 8:30 p.m.   According to the FHP, the driver of a pickup truck going west on County Road 466 made a left turn and entered the path of a motorcycle, causing the motorcycle to strike the front right side of the pickup.

The motorcycle rider was pronounced dead after being transported to an area hospital.  Troopers said the victim was a 44-year-old man from Wildwood.  The driver of the pickup truck, a 42-year-old Wildwood man, sustained minor injuries.

SUMTER COUNTY, FL – A car accident in The Villages Sunday evening sent a driver to the hospital, according to the Villages-News.

The incident occurred on Buena Vista Boulevard near Bonita Boulevard in Sumter County at about 5:45 p.m.  The Sumter County Sheriff’s Ofice said a man was driving south when his vehicle entered the median and crashed into a palm tree.

The driver was taken to UF Health-The Villages Hospital with minor injuries, and was then given a ticket for careless driving.

SUMTER COUNTY, FL – A man was convicted last week in connection with a fatal accident in Sumter County, according to the Citrus County Chronicle.

33-year-old Anthony Nepoleon Brown of Wildwood was found guilty of several charges in connection with the August 22, 2017 incident that led to the death of 55-year-old Laura Lee Price of Inverness.

Authorities said Brown was driving a BMW 550i as he attempted to flee from Wildwood Police and Sumter County deputies.  He went through a stop sign in the area of State Road 44 and Sumter County Road 219 and crashed into a Honda CRV driven by Price.   The BMW then sideswiped a Chevy pickup truck and hit a Mack semi-trailer truck.

SUMTER COUNTY, FL – A pickup truck accident in Sumter County Saturday morning left a driver hospitalized.

According to a report in the Villages-News, the accident happened near the intersection of County Road 319 and County Road 326 at about 10:35 a.m.  The driver of a Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck drove off the roadway, crashed into a tree and then hit a fence, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The driver, a 73-year-old man from Bushnell, was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center. No information was released on the extent of his injuries.

SUMTER COUNTY, FL – State troopers said a pickup truck accident in Sumter County Tuesday morning left a driver seriously injured, according to a report by the Villages-News.

The incident took place on State Road 44 east of County Road 247 near Rutland at about 6:42 a.m.  The Florida Highway Patrol said a woman was driving a pickup truck west on State Road 44 when she lost control of the vehicle and it rotated to the center median.

The pickup then overturned and ended up in the eastbound lanes of the roadway.  The driver, a 64-year-old woman from Lake Panasoffkee, was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash.

SUMTER COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol was at the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident in Sumter County on Monday morning.

The Villages-News reports the incident took place on U.S. Highway 27/441 in Lady Lake at about 5 a.m.

Authorities said a 52-year-old man wandered away from UF Health-The Villages Hospital, where he had reportedly been a patient.  The man walked into the northbound lanes of the highway and was struck by a vehicle driven by a 20-year-old Mississippi woman.  It was not known why he was walking in that area.

SUMTER COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a rollover accident in Sumter County claimed the life of a driver, reports the Villages-News.

According to the FHP, a 22-year-old woman was driving a pickup truck on State Road 44 near County Road 243 west of Wildwood when the crash occurred Friday morning at 11:10 a.m.

Investigators said the woman was unable to negotiate a curve in the roadway, causing her vehicle to enter the median and overturn.  The woman, a Wildwood resident, was ejected from the pickup and killed.  Her name was not released. State troopers said she was not wearing a seat belt at the time.

SUMTER COUNTY, FL – State troopers said an elderly man died after his motorcycle was involved in an accident in Sumter County.

According to a report by the Villages-News, the accident happened Saturday morning in the area of County Road 673 and County Road 683D in Bushnell.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the 80-year-old motorcyclist was riding near the Sumter Oaks Escapees RV Park at about 7:25 a.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve and went off the roadway, causing the motorcycle to overturn.

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