Latest Florida Highway Patrol News

Family: Man killed in crash never got air bag recall notice

Sep. 23, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — When Florida Highway Patrol troopers arrived at a crash scene in the Panhandle this summer, they found a 23-year-old Navy officer dead at the wheel with neck wounds that initially looked like a possible shooting. A trooper later messaged the U.S....

Florida highway covered in Coors Light beer after semi crash

Sep. 21, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida highway had to temporarily close Wednesday after a semitrailer carrying cases of Coors Light crashed and turned the roadway into a silver sea of beer cans. The multi-vehicle crash occurred shortly after 6 a.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate...

1 dead, 16 injured in 3-vehicle crash south of Orlando

Sep. 21, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

KENANSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — One person died and 16 people were taken to hospitals following a three-vehicle crash south of Orlando early Wednesday, officials said. A Dodge Ram pickup truck, a box truck and a motor coach were involved in the collision shortly after 6 a.m. in...

Troopers: Man dies after crashing into base security gate

Sep. 15, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man fleeing a hit-and-run crash died Thursday morning after slamming into a security barrier outside a military air base in Florida, officials said. The deadly crash occurred at Naval Air Station Jacksonville’s secondary gate, the Florida Times-Union...

Wrong-way crash leaves 5 dead in Miami-Dade County

Aug. 20, 2022 10:19 AM EDT

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. (AP) — A man driving the wrong way on a busy South Florida highway early Saturday crashed into another car, killing all five women in the other vehicle, authorities said. The man was airlifted to a trauma center with serious injuries, according to the Florida...

Florida death could be 20th in US caused by Takata air bags

Aug. 04, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Florida man who was killed in a traffic crash last month could be the 20th death in the U.S. caused by exploding Takata air bag inflators. Authorities say the driver of a 2006 Ford Ranger pickup truck was killed in a crash last month near Pensacola, Florida. The...

Officials: Cows block Florida's Turnpike after truck fire

Jul. 18, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Fla. (AP) — Traffic on Florida’s Turnpike stopped moooooving for several hours Monday after a cattle hauler caught fire, and dozens of cows blocked the roadway, authorities said. The hauler's semi-cab began to catch fire shortly before noon near St. Cloud, south of...

Rapper Kodak Black is arrested on drug charges in Florida

Jul. 16, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Rapper Kodak Black was arrested in South Florida on charges of trafficking in oxycodone and possession of a controlled substance. The rapper, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was booked Friday into jail in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he awaits a bond hearing. ...

NHTSA to investigate Florida Tesla crash that killed 2

Jul. 08, 2022 21:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's auto safety watchdog is sending investigators to another Tesla crash, this time one that killed two people along Interstate 75 in Florida. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed Friday that it sent a Special Crash...