Latest Florida Highway Patrol News

Miami Dolphins player Kendrick Norton loses arm in crash

Jul. 4, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton suffered multiple injuries in a car crash that required his left arm to be amputated. Sports agent Malki Kawa confirmed the injuries in a tweet on Thursday morning. Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Alex Camacho says the Ford F250 Norton was driving...

Man accused in flamingo's death fatally struck by truck

Jun. 26, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of causing the death of Pinky, a beloved flamingo at Busch Gardens, was hit by a truck and died, two months before he was to go on trial. The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that The Florida Highway Patrol says 48-year-old Joseph Corrao was killed June 5 as he crossed a busy...

12-foot gator hit by truck captured on Florida interstate

Jun. 21, 2019 6:52 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A trapper in Florida has seen his fair share of alligators, but the one he captured on Interstate 10 was one of the biggest. News outlets report that the gator was about 12 feet long (3.66 meters), weighed about 463 pounds (210 kilograms), and was causing a real hazard for drivers....

Man arrested for dragging Florida trooper 100 feet by car

Jun. 20, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man has been arrested on attempted murder charges for dragging a Florida state trooper about 100 feet (30 meters) with a car during a traffic stop, a law enforcement official said Thursday. Christopher Stephan Lewis, 19, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, said...

Italian motorcyclists die, run over by truck in Florida

Jun. 14, 2019 6:31 AM EDT

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two men from Italy crashed their motorcycles on a Florida highway and were fatally run over by a semitrailer. A Florida Highway Patrol news release says Bruno Dicosimo and Francesco Vitagliano crashed their bikes Thursday morning on Interstate 75 near Ocala. FHP says...

Motorcyclist hit by lightning in Florida crashes, dies

Jun. 10, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says lightning struck a motorcyclist on the helmet as he drove on an interstate in Florida, causing a crash and his death. The agency said in a news release that 45-year-old Benjamin Austin Lee of Charlotte, North Carolina, died Sunday afternoon on Interstate...

Social media photos led investigators to hit-and-run suspect

Jun. 6, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man posted photos of his damaged vehicle on social media, telling friends he'd hit a deer. But the Florida Highway Patrol says 37-year-old Dwayne Drayton struck and killed 70-year-old Robert Henschel as he stood beside his disabled vehicle on Feb. 23. He was...

1 dead after 2 small planes collide near Florida airpark

May. 29, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two small planes collided in air near a Florida airpark, killing one man and injuring another. Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Dylan Bryan said 77-year-old David Dollarhide had just taken off in a two-seat kit plane near Haller Airpark in Green Cove Springs...

Traffic backs up on I-95 in Florida as wildfire shuts road

May. 23, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

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. First Coast News reports that detoured traffic was backing up Thursday afternoon after the Florida Highway Patrol closed a seven-mile...