Okeechobee man dies when car hits tree

OKEECHOBEE — An Okeechobee man died early Sunday morning in after the car he was driving struck a tree. According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, around 2:17 a.m. on Feb. 3, Alfredo Renteria, 21, was driving a 2016 Honda Accord westbound on Northwest 36th Street approaching a left curve near Northwest 39th Circle, when […]

Okeechobee resident killed in auto accident in Hardee County

An Okeechobee resident was killed in an auto accident involving one car and two semi trucks on Nov. 13 on State Road 66 in Hardee County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol submitted by FHP crash investigator Trooper B. Brelsford , Mark Richard Barlow Jr. age 28, was traveling southbound on Parnell Road in an […]

Okeechobee man killed in traffic accident

OKEECHOBEE Charles Hardison of Okeechobee was killed Saturday evening in a traffic accident on Brocksmith Road in St. Lucie County. According to the press release issued by the Florida Highway Patrol, Mr. Hardison was traveling south in a 2001 Toyota Tundra on a gravel access road when he apparently lost control of his car and […]

Reservation Road motorcycle crash claims 2 lives

OKEECHOBEE – Two people died from injuries they suffered in an Aug. 4 motorcycle crash on the Brighton Reservation Road. A Florida Highway Patrol news release stated that at 2:52 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, a group of six motorcycles were traveling south on County Road 721 (Reservation Road). While negotiating a left curve, four […]

Motorist dies after car collides with tractor

OKEECHOBEE — A 27-year-old Okeechobee man has died as an apparent result from injuries sustained after being involved in a traffic crash on Northwest 160th Street, west of U.S. 441 on July 19. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) report Marcelo Bucio was fatally injured on July 19. At 9:45 p.m. Thursday night, a […]

Pedestrian in wheelchair dies in State Road 70 traffic crash

OKEECHOBEE — A 47-year-old Okeechobee man has died as an apparent result from injuries sustained after being hit by an SUV on State Road 70, just west of Northwest 26th Avenue. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) report Bernabe Hernandez-Gonzalez was fatally injured on May 29. At 9:44 p.m. Tuesday, Mr. Hernandez-Gonzalez was in […]

Three die in head-on crash on U.S. 441 North

OKEECHOBEE – A traffic crash that occurred Friday, May 11, at 1:50 p.m., on U.S. 441 near State Road 60 in Okeechobee County claimed the lives of three people from Okeechobee County. According to the FHP report, at approximately 1:50 p.m. on Friday, a black 2010 Dodge Challenger, driven by Michael A. Murph, 31, of […]