Latest Florida Highway Patrol News

2 men hospitalized after garbage truck rolls into pond

Sep. 4, 2019 5:23 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida man was driving a garbage truck when he lost control of the vehicle and rolled into a retention pond, injuring himself and a passenger. The Bradenton Herald reports the 29-year-old driver and his 39-year-old passenger were hospitalized Tuesday. Florida Highway...

Troopers: 2 die when cars falls from Interstate 95 overpass

Sep. 3, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says two men died when the driver lost control of his vehicle, crashed into a concrete barrier of an Interstate 95 overpass and crashed to the ground. The crash happened late Monday in Fort Lauderdale. Lt. Alavaro said in a news release that...

Florida teenager killed when minivan strikes his motorcycle

Sep. 3, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teenager is dead after a minivan struck the front of his motorcycle while changing lanes. The Florida Highway Patrol reports 18-year-old Keysean Williams died at the scene Sunday morning after his motorcycle careened across State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel and came to...

3 killed in head-on crash

Aug. 30, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

BUSHNELL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say three people were killed in a head-on collision on a Florida road. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that the crash occurred Friday morning in Sumter County. Troopers say two SUVs were approaching each other from opposite directions when one of the vehicles suffered a...

Body recovered from Tampa Bay day after bridge crash

Aug. 29, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they've recovered a man's body near a Florida bridge a day after an SUV crashed and plunged into the water. A Florida Highway Patrol news release says the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office marine unit located the remains Thursday near the Howard Frankland Bridge, which...

Florida sheriff's deputy hit by car, suffers broken arm, leg

Aug. 29, 2019 7:30 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says a sheriff's deputy was struck by a car as he cleaned debris from a roadway near Orlando. Lt. Kim Montes said in an email that a vehicle struck a sign near Orlando early Thursday and an Orange County Sheriff's deputy arrived and moved the sign out of the...

Report: Crash on bridge sends car plunging into Tampa Bay

Aug. 28, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Rescue crews have found a sports utility vehicle that plunged into Tampa Bay after it was involved in a crash on a bridge that connects Tampa and St. Petersburg. The Florida Highway Patrol says the SUV was heading south on the Howard Franklin Bridge "in a reckless manner" about 7:30 a.m....

Boy, 3, lies on Florida road, is injured in hit-and-run

Aug. 23, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 3-year-old boy was lying on a road in rural Florida when he was struck and critically injured by a driver who fled the scene. The Ocala Star Banner reports that Florida Highway Patrol troopers say they're looking for the hit-and-run driver involved in the incident. The...

Troopers: Florida sheriff hits, kills pedestrian on US 19

Aug. 22, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

INVERNESS, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says a vehicle driven by a Florida sheriff struck and killed a pedestrian who was walking on a highway. The agency's report says 62-year-old Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast was traveling on U.S. 19 in an unmarked patrol vehicle around 9:10 p.m....

Florida driver runs stop sign, hits bus injuring 8-year-old

Aug. 13, 2019 7:08 AM EDT

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. (AP) — A pickup truck crashed into a Florida school bus on the first day of school, injuring a second-grader. News outlets report 18-year-old David McChesney Hughes ran a stop sign Monday morning smashing into the school bus. The crash left the front of the truck mangled and the school...