Latest Florida Highway Patrol News

Troopers: Man drags pedestrian with car, then hides body

Jun. 07, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is accused of dragging the body of a pedestrian that he struck with his car, and then leaving most of the body behind a bait shop, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The 32-year-old victim was walking along a Hernando County road...

South Carolina woman, son killed in Florida traffic crash

Jun. 04, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

RIDGE MANOR, Fla. (AP) — A woman and her adult son from South Carolina were killed early Friday when the vehicle they were riding in collided with a flat-bed tractor-trailer at a Florida intersection with an “inoperative" traffic light, the Florida Highway Patrol said. ...

Troopers: 2 dead, 4 hurt in early morning crash near DeLand

Jun. 04, 2021 07:58 AM EDT

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Two people died and four were injured in a crash early Friday morning on a Volusia County road, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The crash happened around 1:25 a.m. on State Road 472 near DeLand, officials said. One of the two...

Construction worker killed in hit-and-run crash on I-95

Jun. 03, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A construction worker was killed early Thursday in a hit-and-run incident on Interstate 95 in South Florida, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The crash happened about 6:30 a.m. Thursday in the northbound lanes of the interstate north of Fort...

Wildfire closes stretch of Interstate 95 in central Florida

May. 21, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

FELLSMERE, Fla. (AP) — A wildfire forced the closure Friday of several miles of Interstate 95 in central Florida, authorities said. The fire began overnight and was burning on hundreds of acres at the St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Treasure Coast News...

Girl, 8, dies when car she was in crashes into school bus

May. 14, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

HERNANDO, Fla. (AP) — An 8-year-old girl died when the car she was riding in crashed into the back of a school bus in north Florida. The bus was carrying 30 Citrus High School students when the crash happened on Thursday afternoon in Hernando, the Florida Highway Patrol...

3 dead in single-engine plane crash in north Florida

Apr. 28, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. (AP) — Three people died in a single-engine plane crash near Middleburg in north Florida on Wednesday morning, officials said. Motorists are being asked to avoid the crash site, which is just west of Middleburg, the Clay County Sheriff's office said. ...

Truck strikes, kills 3-yr-old boy walking along Florida pier

Apr. 18, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy was struck and killed by a pickup truck while walking across a Florida pier, authorities said Sunday. The boy was behind a parked car on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Fishing Pier, and started walking toward his family across the...

Teen electrocuted during storm was 'outstanding student'

Apr. 13, 2021 09:31 AM EDT

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teenager less than two months away from graduating from high school was electrocuted when she stepped on a live power line that fell onto the road during a severe thunderstorm and set fire to her car. On Sunday afternoon, Valentina...

Teenager dies when electrocuted during Florida storm

Apr. 11, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl died Sunday during a strong storm that swept through central Florida, damaging homes and businesses. The woman was driving in Spring Hill, north of Tampa, when her car struck a downed power line, the Florida Highway Patrol...