Police: Illegal passing attempt leads to death of 2 children
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, The Florida Highway Patrol said the man crossed a double yellow line in Lake County Saturday and a pickup truck heading in the opposite direction swerved to avoid him.
HERO ALERT: Florida Highway Patrol Trooper bravely puts herself in harm’s way to protect runners in Tampa 10K
Officials say a 52-year-old woman drove her BMW nearly head-on into a Florida Highway Patrol trooper after failing to stop for multiple road closure signs that were in place for a 10K race over the Sunshine Skyway bridge.
Who is FHP pulling over? The I-TEAM analyzes 5 years of traffic stop data
An I-TEAM analysis of five years of traffic stop data from the Florida Highway Patrol shows the proportion of stops of Black drivers in northeast Florida and statewide is higher than their proportions of the overall population.
Woman hit, killed while lying in parking lot in front of warehouse in Palatka
PALATKA, Fla. – Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly accident that occurred in the parking lot of Beck Wholesale Parts in Palatka. The crash report shows a man driving a van through the parking lot ran over a woman who was lying in the lot around 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Investigators wrote that they don’t know why the woman was there. There was no age or city listed for the woman who was killed. News4Jax requested the full crash report, which usually becomes available in several weeks.
Bradford County man booked into Clay County jail on DUI manslaughter charge
A 26-year-old man was booked Tuesday afternoon into the Clay County jail on a charge of DUI manslaughter. According to an FHP report from Oct. 11, 2015, Joshua Gabriel Barron was driving on State Road 21 near Keystone Heights just after midnight when he crossed the center line and struck a car head-on. That driver died and Barron was seriously injured. Troopers at the time were investigating whether alcohol was involved in the crash. Barron’s last known address is in Starke.
Troopers use ‘covert’ semitruck to stop distracted, aggressive drivers
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – You may have noticed extra state troopers along I-95, I-10 and I-75. They’re working to make Northeast Florida’s most dangerous roads safer through this week’s statewide Operation Safe DRIVE: Distracted Reckless Impaired Visibility Enforcement. It’s a prime example why law enforcement is looking for distracted, reckless and impaired drivers. It's another reason why the Florida Highway Patrol is running Operation Safe DRIVE: Distracted Reckless Impaired Visibility Enforcement. Troopers noted that many truck drivers communicate about police checkpoints and operations on citizens band radio, which keeps others from offending.
FHP: Deadly crash on I-95
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash on I-95 near Emerson Street, Thursday night. Florida Highway Patrol says a car driving in the center lane heading northbound moved in front of a tractor-trailer. The truck crashed into the back of the car, flipping it before it came to a stop on the interstate’s shoulder. According to Highway Patrol, the male driver and female passenger were both ejected from the car. Northbound lanes are back open on I-95, after being shut down for roughly five hours.