Florida woman accidentally steals PT Cruiser

OKEECHOBEE — A local woman was shopping at Publix on Wednesday and reportedly left the store parking lot in the wrong PT Cruiser afterward. On Thursday, she realized her mistake and attempted to set things right without going to jail. Sara Yates, received an unusual phone call from a total stranger on Thursday as she […]

Glades County woman dies in one-vehicle crash Thursday in Dundee

DUNDEE — A Polk County Sheriff’s Office press release stated that a 72-year-old woman from Glades County died Thursday, June 11, after being involved in a one-vehicle crash in Dundee. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Janet Brizius of Moore Haven. At about 6:15 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center received a 911 […]

Young woman killed in hit and run crash on SR 710

OKEECHOBEE — A young woman was fatally injured Saturday night, May 9, when a vehicle traveling in front of her struck a third vehicle which in turn hit her. According to her father, his daughter, driving a PT Cruiser, was on her way home from shopping on the coast at approximately 8:25 p.m. when the […]

Construction worker struck by vehicle

GLADES COUNTY — A Florida Highway Patrol press release reported that at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Monday, May 4, a SUV operated by a 21-year-old male, of Okeechobee, was southbound on State Road 78 at the same time a pedestrian was working construction and operating a ride-on equipment used to heat and apply roadway reflectors […]

Belle Glade traffic crash claim life

BELLE GLADE — A Belle Glade man succumbed to injuries sustained in a car crash. A South Bay woman was seriously injured in the crash. A Florida Highway Patrol press release stated that at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, a sedan operated by a 23-year-old male from Belle Glade was traveling westbound on […]

Two dead and one seriously injured in single car crash

HENDRY COUNTY — A Florida Highway Patrol press release stated that at approximately 9:20 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28, a sedan operated by 19-year-old male, of Hialeah, was traveling south on Flaghole Road, two miles south of U.S. 27 (S.R. 25). The sedan veered to the left causing the vehicle to travel off of the […]

Clewiston man charged with vehicular homicide

CLEWISTON — A Clewiston man has been charged with vehicular homicide in connection to a 2019 accident that claimed the life of Francesca Antoine, 26, of Bradenton. Larry Gerome Willis, 23, of Clewiston has been charged with vehicular homicide and driving while license suspended. According to the Florida Highway Patrol investigator Cpl. Justin Close’s report, […]

Two seriously injured in Belle Glade accident

BELLE GLADE — A Hiahleah resident was critically injured in a traffic crash in Belle Glade on April 13. A Belle Glade man was also seriously injured. According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report, Adriandy Gonzalez Perez, 22, of Hialeah, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado west on West Canal Street “at a […]

Representative Cary Pigman recovering after accident

OKEECHOBEE — Florida House District 55 State Rep. Cary Pigman is recovering after being struck by a car while riding a bicycle in Okeechobee last week. Rep. Pigman was struck near the end of a two-hour, 27-mile bike ride late on April 2. The driver of the car reportedly stopped to help Rep. Pigman after […]

59-year-old Palm Bay woman was killed in a head-on crash on State Road 70

OKEECHOBEE — A 59-year-old Palm Bay woman was killed in a head-on crash on State Road 70, west of N.W. 38th Terrace, in Okeechobee County on March 19. According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, on March 19 around 6:25 a.m., the Palm Bay man (whose name was not released by FHP) was driving a […]