JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Traffic is backed up on a section of Interstate 95 in Florida after authorities closed a section of the freeway in response to a nearby wildfire.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol has arrested a 26-year-old man who they say fled the scene of a hit-and-run crash that killed a woman who was a passenger in his...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says a 22-year-old man stole a cruiser from a trooper who'd stopped to help him and led law enforcement officials on an 11-mile (17-kilometer)...
Troopers: 3 die in head-on crash in central Florida
YEEHAW JUNCTION, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says three people have died in a head-on crash.
The crash happened early Tuesday when van veered into the path of an oncoming car on...
Man, 100, dies in crash to avoid hitting sandhill cranes
MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says a 100-year-old man was killed when the car he was riding in hit other vehicles that had stopped to avoid hitting a group of sandhill cranes...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A suspect wanted for stealing a truck led authorities on a high-speed chase through several Florida counties, firing several shots at deputies until he was...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says a 10-year-old boy was fatally struck by a tractor-trailer truck while riding his bicycle.
DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say three women who were applying suntan lotion publicly in the nude at a Florida rest stop led police on a 21-mile (34-kilometer) chase, drove a car at a deputy...
COCOA, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says an 11-year-old boy was seriously injured when the golf cart he was driving overturned on a central Florida street.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 72-year-old Florida man was killed when the rotor of a helicopter trying to make an emergency landing on a busy highway struck a pickup truck.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a helicopter has crashed on a busy Florida street, killing a passenger in a pickup truck.
The Florida Highway Patrol says in a news release that the...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say four students were hospitalized with minor injuries following a Florida school bus crash.
A Florida Highway Patrol report says the crash happened Thursday...
FREEPORT, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an Alabama teen has died after falling out of the bed of a pickup truck in Florida.
The Northwest Florida Daily News reports that 15-year-old Kaden...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man crashed his motorcycle and later died after popping a wheelie and getting cut off by a car.
ORMOND-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. (AP) — A sports utility vehicle driven by an 82-year-old man ripped through a wooden barrier separating a parking lot from the beach and hit four children in the sand, the...
3 injured in 11 vehicle crash on I-4 near Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says three people were injured in a crash involving 11 vehicles on Interstate 4 in Orlando.
2 killed, 1 injured in head-on crash in Florida
ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man and woman were killed when their vehicles crashed head-on.
The News-Press reports that the crash happened early Monday morning on an Estero...
MIAMI (AP) — A 23-year-old Florida woman fell from the rear passenger window of a car she was riding in and was run over and killed by a hit-and-run driver.
PALATKA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say three men were killed when their flatbed truck hit a semitruck on a Florida road.
The Florida Times-Union reports that crash happened Wednesday in...
CHRISTMAS, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says a van struck three people who were standing beside their disabled vehicle, killing two of them and seriously injuring a third.
MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a Florida Highway Patrol trooper fatally shot a motorist near a park and ride parking lot north of Miami.
Highway patrol spokesman Major Chris Dellapietra told...
Two-car crash kills 4 in Florida beach town
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — A fiery car crash has killed four people in a small beach town in Florida.
The Florida Highway Patrol said Saturday that the driver was a man and his three...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says a bicyclist was struck by a SunRail train and later died.
FHP Lt. Kim Montes tells WKMG-TV that the cyclist was hit by the train in...
Good Sam helping drunk driver, struck and killed on highway
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — An off-duty paramedic giving first aid to an accident victim on the side of a busy Florida highway was struck and killed by a passing motorist.
Florida car crash kills New York man riding bike on sidewalk
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says a bicyclist riding on a sidewalk has been hit and killed by a car veering off the road after a crash.
Florida Highway Patrol trooper dies during training
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Highway Patrol trooper is dead after suffering a heart attack during a training exercise.
The agency says 56-year-old Master Sgt. Daniel Hinton died Tuesday...
Troopers: Pickup driver hits man, backs up, hits him again
SEFFNER, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol is looking for a pickup truck driver they say hit a man who was crossing the street and then backed up and hit him again.
In a news release, Sgt. Steve Gaskins named 32-year-old Darryl Watkins is a person of interest in the incident that happened Thursday night in Seffner, which is near Tampa.
Officials say 46-year-old Herbert Wilson McCollough is being treated for serious injuries at a Tampa hospital
Troopers: Man threatened to kill people at Florida rest stop
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A 40-year-old Washington man is accused of threatening to kill people at a rest stop on Interstate 10 in Florida's Panhandle.
Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Eddie Elmore said in a news release that Ronald Lynch of Long Beach, Washington, was arrested Saturday after troopers and Santa Rosa County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the rest stop.
Former NHL captain suffers injuries in Florida bus crash
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A former captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning has suffered minor injuries in a bus pileup on a Florida highway.
The Florida Highway Patrol says 38-year-old Vincent Lecavalier and two other men were taken to the hospital Saturday following the charter bus crash. Lecavalier's agent told The Associated Press in a text message Sunday that the former center was OK. He played in the NHL for 17 seasons, including 14 with Tampa Bay.
Troopers: Woman killed when ATV driven by child crashes
AVON PARK, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 58-year-old woman has died after an all-terrain vehicle driven by a child crashed and fell on her.
According to a WFTV report , Laura Bizzell of Avon Park was a passenger on the ATV when it crashed Saturday in Osceola County.
Good Samaritan’s pickup stolen while helping crash victims
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Investigators say a 27-year-old Florida man caused a crash on Interstate 95 and then stole a pickup truck from a man who stopped to help.
Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Kim Montes said in a statement that 27-year-old Zachary Searls hit a van in front of him Monday night. Searls' car then hit a tree and caught fire.
Montes says 52-year-old Felix Coffman stopped to help. When Coffman got out of his truck, Searls got in it and drove away, Montes says.
Baby girl dies several days after highway crash
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 9-month-old girl has died several days after a crash on a Florida higway.
The News-Press reports that the infant, Hida Jolin Mateo, was pronounced dead Saturday. Florida Highway Patrol says 58-year-old Johnny Coleman, who was driving another vehicle, died shortly after the Wednesday morning crash.
Elderly man killed pulling U-turn into marked patrol vehicle
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 94-year-old man was killed after making a U-turn into the path of a Florida sheriff's deputy whose emergency lights and siren activated.
5 children heading to Disney killed in fiery Florida crash
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A church van packed with children was headed to Walt Disney World when it got caught in a fiery pileup involving two 18-wheelers. Seven people, including five of the youngsters, died in the crash.
On Friday, investigators tried to determine what triggered the accident, which happened outside Gainesville in clear weather on a straight, flat stretch of Interstate 75, a busy highway that connects Florida to the rest of the South.
Florida woman killed, 4 injured in ATV crash on Christmas
DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 24-year-old Florida woman has died after crashing an all-terrain vehicle on Christmas Day.
Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Kim Montes says Ashley Mae Creech was driving the ATV with four passengers on a dirt path near DeLand.
2 men killed in crash on I-95 in Florida
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A police report says two 23-year-old Florida men died at the scene of a Christmas Day crash on Interstate 95 that may have involved alcohol.
The Florida Highway Patrol says Luis Pablo Ramos and Domingo Pablo Bautista were passengers in a vehicle that rolled over several times in Boynton Beach. News outlets report the crash happened around 3 p.m.
4 killed in head-on Christmas Day crash in Florida
LAKE PLACID, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says four people died in a head-on crash on Christmas Day.
Sgt. Steve Gaskins said in a news release that a man driving a Buick was in the wrong lane of traffic as he approached a curve on State Road 70 near Lake Placid in central Florida on Tuesday afternoon. His vehicle collided with a vehicle that was traveling in the correct lane.
3 die in Florida wrong-way crash
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Three people died in a fiery wrong-way crash on a Florida highway offramp.
The Florida Highway Patrol says 35-year-old Christopher Alfeo drove his 2012 Kia Optima up an offramp in Boca Raton, crashing head on into a 2018 Hyundai Sonata driven by 57-year-old Brenda Walker.
Man killed falling from moving truck onto Florida highway
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A man has died after falling from a moving car onto a busy Florida interstate after attempting to shut a car door.
Florida Highway Patrol officials say Justin Hamilton was driving on Interstate 75 on Friday when his passenger moved from the front seat to the back of the truck to try to secure a side door. Authorities say 38-year-old Brandon Inman lost his balance and fell onto the road.
The fatal accident closed the interstate for several hours.
Disney World bus crash leaves 14 with minor injuries
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — A driver of a Walt Disney World bus was ticketed for careless driving after a crash that sent 14 passengers to a hospital with minor injuries.
The Florida Highway Patrol says one bus rear-ended another at a parking booth near Epcot on Tuesday morning. A Florida Highway Patrol report says the driver of the first bus failed to slow down before hitting the other bus.
Police: Drunken woman fatally crashes into sheriff’s bailiff
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Highway Patrol says a drunken woman has crashed into a family of four, killing a passenger who was also a sheriff's bailiff.
News outlets report 46-year-old Kim Johnston has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence in the early Sunday crash near St. Augustine. Troopers say Johnston was driving on Interstate 95 when she crashed into an SUV carrying a Jacksonville sheriff's deputy, a bailiff and the couple's two children.
Leaping lemur surprises Florida trooper during DUI arrest
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A lemur surprised a Florida Highway Patrol trooper when it crawled from a trailer being pulled by a pickup truck that had been stopped for driving erratically and hitting other cars.
Dashcam video shows the lemur peeking out of the trailer before hopping to the ground and leaping around the trooper who was talking to the driver along Interstate 4 in Sanford on Saturday night.
The video shows the trooper doing a double-take as the lemur runs around and stands on its hind legs.
Lemur surprises Florida trooper during DUI arrest
Witness tells troopers woman was hit multiple times on I-95
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol has shut down a portion of Interstate 95 in South Florida after a crash involving a woman who witnesses say was run over by multiple vehicles.
Troopers were called to the scene north of Fort Lauderdale early Friday morning.
A witness tells Miami television station WSVN that he was driving south on the interstate and saw what looked like a body "laying across the road." He said he "couldn't react in time" and ran over it.
Florida girl steps into path of car after dog startles her
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a barking dog startled an 11-year-old girl, who stepped off the sidewalk and into the path of a car near Orlando.
Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Kim Montes said in a news release that Nunka Exantus was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando on Thursday morning. She said the girl had serious injuries.
Montes said 31-year-old Sury Vasquez Benitez was not able to stop her pickup truck in time to avoid hitting the child.
Florida trooper hit by car after pushing man out of danger
HOBE SOUND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Highway Patrol trooper who was hit by a car while pushing another man out of danger is recovering in a hospital.
Rony Bottex says he "would be gone" if it weren't for Trooper Mithil Patel's actions Monday morning along Interstate 95 near West Palm Beach.
Camera captures car hitting Florida Trooper
Florida Highway Patrol says trooper hit by car on I-95
HOBE SOUND, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says a trooper has been seriously injured while investigating a crash along Interstate 95.
Lt. Alvaro Feola says the trooper was standing in a northbound lane early Monday when he was struck by a car.
Feola says the trooper was taken as a "trauma alert" to St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach.
Workers find body while picking up trash along Tampa’s I-275
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says workers picking up trash along Interstate 275 in Tampa found a man's body.
In a news release, the agency said the body was found Thursday morning near pieces of a motorcycle that appeared to have been involved in a traffic crash.
Troopers said the crash probably happened several days ago.
No injuries reported in Florida school bus, SUV crash
SUMMERFIELD, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say no injuries were reported when a Florida school bus driver backed into an SUV after apparently missing a turn.
The Ocala Star-Banner reports that the crash occurred Wednesday in Summerfield.