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LEESBURG, FL – A Leesburg man is facing charges over a fatal hit-and-run incident that occurred last month, according to the Villages-News.

59-year-old Lloyd Douglas Walters has been charged with leaving the scene of a crash, driving under the influence manslaughter, and no valid driver’s license.

Authorities said Walters was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee west on State Road 44 near Morse Boulevard when he changed lanes and collided with a westbound Suzuki motorcycle.

SUMTER COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said three vehicles were involved in a deadly collision in the Villages on Monday night, WKMG reports.

The crash took place on County Road 466 near Buena Vista Boulevard at about 10 p.m.  The FHP said the driver of a sedan was headed west on the roadway and did not stop at a red light.  The sedan crashed into another vehicle at the intersection and both vehicles hit a sign, with one of them colliding with a third vehicle.

The driver of the second vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.  He was a 27-year-old man from Wildwood, troopers said.  A 22-year-old Leesburg woman who was his passenger was seriously injured.

WILDWOOD, FL – Police in Wildwood said two drivers were hospitalized following a collision that occurred on Saturday morning.

According to the Villages-News, the incident happened in the area of Meggison Road and State Road 44 near Brownwood at 7:12 a.m.  Investigators determined that 56-year-old Judith Anne Cervini was behind the wheel of a Kia Optima heading north on Meggison Road and went through a red light.  The Kia struck the front of a Mazda Miata that had the green light while going west on State Road 44.

Cervini was taken to UF Health-Leesburg Hospital while the driver of the Mazda, 63-year-old Julia Ann Von Ah of the VIllage of Chitty Chatty, was transported to UF Health-The Villages Hospital freestanding Emergency Room at Brownwood.  Both drivers had head and neck pain.

THE VILLAGES, FL – A pedestrian accident at a shopping plaza in The Villages last week claimed the life of a 76-year-old woman, the Villages-News reported.

The incident occurred in the parking lot of a gas station at Lake Deaton Plaza on Thursday just before noon.  The Florida Highway Patrol said in its accident report that the victim was walking in the parking lot when she was hit by a pickup truck.  The woman, a resident of Wildwood, was pronounced dead of her injuries after being taken to an area hospital.

The driver of the pickup, a 58-year-old man from Orlando, told the FHP that he did not see the woman before hitting her with the vehicle.

MARION COUNTY, FL – One person was killed and several others were injured in a collision in Marion County last week, according to Villages-News.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a 75-year-old man was driving a Ford Edge west on County Road 42 Wednesday when the vehicle crashed into a Chevrolet Tahoe at about 6:10 p.m.

The Edge driver was pronounced dead at the scene.  A 77-year-old female passenger was critically injured while another 57-year-old passenger was seriously injured, and both were transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center.  All three people in the Edge were residents of The Villages.

LEESBURG, FL – A man from North Carolina died last Friday in a multi-vehicle crash in the Leesburg area, WKMG reports.

The crash took place at the intersection of US-27 and Tally Road.

Investigators say a 2019 Lexus swerved into the rear of a 1988 Cadillac, causing the Cadillac to catch fire.

THE VILLAGES, FL – A child was killed and two other individuals were seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash near Wildwood on Saturday evening.

According to a report by Villages-News, the driver of a 2000 Chrysler Caravan lost control of he vehicle on the Florida Turnpike just south of I-75 at about 6:04 p.m. The vehicle then entered the shoulder, where it hit a guardrail, skidded back across the roadway, and struck a tree.

An 11-year-old passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, 40-year-old Ocala man, and a 71-year-old female passenger were hospitalized in serious condition.

LADY LAKE, FL – Two teens were killed and two others were sent to the hospital following  single-vehicle crash in the Lady Lake area on Sunday afternoon.

According to WESH, the 18-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle near the intersection of Water Oak Boulevard and Teague Trail at about 3:15 a.m. The vehicle then struck a curb, ejecting the driver and one back seat passenger.

The driver and one of the back seat passengers were pronounced dead at the scene. They were not wearing their seatbelts when the incident occurred

THE VILLAGES, FL – A woman was seriously injured after her golf cart crashed into a dog park fence in The Villages on Tuesday.

According to the Villages News, the woman crashed her golf cart into the entrance fences at the Homestead Dog Park in Citrus Grove just south of State Road 44.

She was rushed to a hospital and is reportedly under intensive care.

LAKE COUNTY, FL – A Villages restaurant manager was arrested for crashing into a vehicle and injuring another person near Eustis early Saturday morning.

According to Villages-News, Johnathan James Ritter, 29, was traveling on Lakeview Avenue in Eustis when he crashed into a vehicle around 4:45 a.m.

The woman whose vehicle was hit said that Ritter had swerved into her lane and she tried to maneuver away but was rear-ended. She suffered minor injuries to her shoulder in the crash.

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