Latest Florida Highway Patrol News

Police: Florida man rides on hood of truck down busy highway

Aug. 3, 2020 4:12 AM EDT

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man went for a nine-mile ride down a busy highway but in a highly unusual fashion: on the hood of a tractor-trailer. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reported that the unidentified man climbed onto the hood Saturday after stopping his vehicle along Florida's Turnpike and...

Troopers: 2 men fatally shot in car on I-75 ramp in Tampa

Jul. 16, 2020 6:57 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Two people were found dead inside a car near a ramp to Interstate 75 in Tampa early Thursday, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Troopers said the two men were fatally shot inside the vehicle. In an email, the agency said that early reports indicate a third person fled but troopers and...

1 killed after crashing into semitrailer at toll booth

Jul. 9, 2020 4:04 AM EDT

LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) — One person was killed Wednesday when the vehicle they were riding in crashed into a semitrailer at a Florida toll booth, authorities said. The crash occurred on The Florida Turnpike near Leesburg, according to a Florida Highway Patrol news release. The semitrailer was stopped in a...

7-year-old boy dies in Florida ATV accident near Tampa

Jul. 5, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol said that a 7-year-old boy died and five others were injured, including two other children, when an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a grass field. Officials said there were six aboard the ATV, which looks a little like a golf cart, but with all-terrain...

Protesters march through the streets over the death of George Floyd, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Miami. Protests were held throughout the country over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Florida officer who shoved protester referred to prosecutors

Jun. 23, 2020 9:26 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A police officer who was suspended for pushing a kneeling black woman to the ground at a George Floyd demonstration in Florida is under scrutiny again after the agency reviewed bodycam footage from two unrelated incidents and referred them to state prosecutors for possible...

Troopers: Driver shot, injured in shooting on I-4 near Tampa

Jun. 15, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A driver was seriously injured in a shooting on Interstate 4 near Tampa early Monday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol said. A trooper on patrol around 3 a.m. spotted a car that appeared to have been in a crash on the westbound shoulder of the interstate, the agency said in a news...

Off-duty Florida wildlife officer found fatally shot

Jun. 14, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

LABELLE, Fla. (AP) — An off-duty Florida wildlife officer was found fatally shot early Sunday, authorities said. Florida Wildlife Conservation officer Julian Keen Jr. was found fatally shot in rural Hendry County, and three suspects were in custody, according to the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office...

Woman dead after commuter train hits SUV

Jun. 11, 2020 2:18 AM EDT

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A woman died after a Florida commuter train hit her SUV, authorities said. The crash occurred just before noon Wednesday in Altamonte Springs, near Orlando, a Florida Highway Patrol news release said. Witnesses told troopers that the SUV went around the signal arms that were...