Latest Florida Highway Patrol News

2 teens killed, 5 hurt when SUV hits tree in central Florida

Apr. 25, 2022 10:16 AM EDT

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Two central Florida teens died when they were ejected from a vehicle that hit a tree, troopers said. The crash happened late Sunday near Orlando, the Florida Highway Patrol said. There were seven people in sports utility vehicle, which only had...

Boy, man killed after stopping on side of I-95 in Florida

Apr. 25, 2022 09:00 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy and a 35-year-old man were fatlly struck by a sports utility vehicle that veered into them as they stood beside their parked truck on the side of Interstate 95 near Jacksonville, officials said. The crash happened before daylight Sunday...

Haskins apparently ran out of gas before being fatally hit

Apr. 20, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The wife of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins called Florida 911 dispatchers shortly after he was fatally struck by a dump truck earlier this month, saying his car had run out of gas and she was worried because he wasn't answering the phone, according to...

Troopers: Florida woman dies after crashing into police SUV

Apr. 19, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman was killed when she crashed into a police vehicle that was conducting a traffic stop early Tuesday, officials said. The crash happened just before 2 a.m. in Tarpon Springs, which is north of Clearwater on Florida's Gulf Coast. ...

Florida woman runs over grandchild while dropping off family

Apr. 18, 2022 07:03 AM EDT

LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) — A 70-year-old woman ran over her 7-year-old granddaughter while dropping off family members at their home, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The woman had pulled into the driveway of a home on Sunday afternoon to drop off her relatives. Troopers...

Police: Illegal passing attempt leads to death of 2 children

Apr. 17, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

TAVARES, Fla. (AP) — A 20-year-old Florida man passing a car in a no passing zone caused an accident that killed two young children in his vehicle and injured eight people Saturday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The man crossed a double yellow line in Lake County and a...

Man runs over body parts during a hit-and-run investigation

Apr. 17, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man driving drunk sped through a hit-and-run investigation Sunday, running over the detached legs of a victim and nearly striking two deputies before leading officers on a high speed chase, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Authorities were...

Crash kills Jacksonville University soccer player in Florida

Apr. 12, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — An 18-year-old freshman player for Jacksonville University women’s soccer team was killed in a crash while returning from a team bonding trip. School officials said Stephanie Davis was killed Sunday afternoon when the SUV she was riding in veered off the...

Driver falls asleep at wheel, kills 2 men changing tire

Mar. 14, 2022 07:24 AM EDT

Two men who were changing a tire on the side of a Florida interstate were killed when another driver fell asleep at the wheel and hit them, officials said. The men were killed Sunday on Interstate 275 in Tampa, the Florida Highway Patrol said. A 73-year-old man had...

Trooper was last defense as woman's car sped toward runners

Mar. 10, 2022 18:12 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida state trooper says she was the last obstacle when an allegedly drunk woman sped her BMW past barriers and toward runners preparing for a race across a major bridge. The Florida Highway Patrol says Trooper Toni Schuck may have saved dozens of...