Man killed in single-car accident

OKEECHOBEE — After failing to negotiate a curve on Lofton Road on Tuesday, April 16, 55-year-old Neal Prescott’s vehicle rolled over three times before ejecting him through the driver’s side window, said County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper, who was right behind Mr. Prescott and watched in horror as it happened. Mr. Prescott landed approximately 100 feet […]

Motorcycle rider and passenger killed

OKEECHOBEE — A motorcycle driver and his passenger were killed on Saturday, April 13 at approximately 1 p.m. when for unknown reasons, the driver lost control of the motorcycle. Christopher Biedenkapp, 43 of Northport was traveling westbound on State Road 70 when he lost control. The motorcycle traveled across the median and both eastbound lanes […]

LaBelle man dies in traffic accident

LABELLE — Liborio Sosa Martinez, 68-year-old LaBelle resident, was killed in a traffic accident on Thursday, April 4, at around 6:38 a.m. According to a press release from Florida Highway Patrol, Mr. Martinez was walking northbound when he attempted to cross West Cowboy Way, east of Dr. MLK Boulevard, and walked into the path of […]

One killed and two injured in traffic accident

OKEECHOBEE — One man was killed and two were seriously injured after a traffic accident Monday afternoon, April 2 on State Road 710 at Southeast 58th Boulevard. According to Florida Highway Patrol, 56-year-old Chet Daniel Buchanon of Boynton Beach was eastbound on State Road 710 when he reportedly lost control of his 2006 Dodge, possibly […]

Brighton traffic crash leaves one man in critical condition

OKEECHOBEE — An unidentified Saint Cloud man was reported to be in critical injury in a traffic crash. A Florida Highway Patrol press release stated that on Tuesday, March 26, at 1:04 p.m. a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan operated by Micheal Kerr, 28 of Ft. Lauderdale, was traveling west on County Road 721, Reservation Road […]

Belle Glade man dies in 4-vehicular traffic crash

BELLE GLADE — A traffic crash in the 23000 block of westbound State Road 80 in Belle Glade claimed the life of a 26-year-old Belle Glade man. According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office press release, 11:44 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, a 2002 Ford F-150 pickup truck operated by Miguel A. Treto, 26, […]

Man seriously injured in golf cart crash (updated)

An Okeechobee resident was critically injured after reportedly driving a Club golf cart into the path of an oncoming vehicle on U.S. 98 in Sebring on Tuesday, March 5 at approximately 12:20p.m. 27-year-old Phillip Kinzie was allegedly traveling south across U.S. 98 North from the driveway of the Circle K gas station on U.S. 27 […]

Five die as plane crashes into lake

PAHOKEE — Five people died Friday, March 8, when a plane crashed into Lake Okeechobee near Pahokee, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The plane crash victims have been identified as: Eduardo Mulet, 45, of West Palm Beach; Eric Peterson, 73, Lighthouse Point; Matthew Fiorello, 36, of Palm Beach Gardens; Heather Bridwell, 43, […]

Pahokee man died in traffic crash

PALM BEACH COUNTY — A Florida Highway Patrol press release stated that at 1:16 p.m. on March 12, a 2002 Ford Explorer operated by Rodolfo Rivera, 72, of Pahokee, was traveling northbound on U.S. 27 in the inside lane, passing Mile Marker 81 in Palm Beach County. Mr. Rivera failed to maintain single lane and […]

Palm Bay man killed in traffic accident

A Palm Bay man was killed early Monday morning, March 11 after reportedly entering the path of oncoming traffic. 26-year-old Jose Emilio Reguero was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer on County Road 68 when he initiated a left turn onto U.S. 441 South and entered the path of a 2006 Chevrolet traveling Northbound. Mr. Reguero’s […]