Okeechobee man killed in SR 70 auto accident; family members in serious condition

OKEECHOBEE — In a two-vehicle accident on June 1, at approximately 8:45 p.m., a 46-year-old Okeechobee man was killed and several people were seriously injured after the truck behind them attempted to pass, and according to the report, collided with the rear side of their vehicle. Both vehicles were traveling eastbound on State Road 70 […]

Okeechobee man killed in single-vehicle accident

OKEECHOBEE – A 24-year-old man was killed early Sunday morning when his vehicle left the road and struck a utility pole on U.S. 441 South. Hector Delira Sepulveda was traveling southbound on U.S. 441 when for unknown reasons, he failed to maintain control of the vehicle and traveled off the roadway and struck a utility […]

Sod truck reportedly involved in hit and run

OKEECHOBEE — After a traffic crash, a sod truck reportedly left the scene and almost struck another vehicle before finally coming to a stop. On March 22 at approximately 2 p.m., Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Cauley responded to the area of Southwest 16th Street and Southwest 48th Avenue in reference to a traffic accident. […]

Two Okeechobee residents killed in head-on collision

OKEECHOBEE — Two Okeechobee residents were killed in a head-on collision on Sunday evening on State Road 70 West. At approximately 7 p.m., 26-year-old Ty Huff was headed westbound and an 80-year-old woman, whose identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, was headed eastbound when they collided for some unknown reason. Both […]

Okeechobee man dies in crash in Glades County

GLADES COUNTY — According to a press release from Florida Highway Patrol, on Sunday, Jan. 26, at approximately 3:10 p.m., Dale Reiss, 60, of Okeechobee, was traveling east on S.R. 78, one mile east of Gun Club Drive, on his 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle. James Thomas Ruttan, 77, and passenger, Marcia Kubacki, 75, of Clinton […]

Truck forced off road, woman thrown from vehicle

OKEECHOBEE — Rebecca Raines was a passenger in her friend’s truck headed north on U.S. 98 on March 10 at about 5 p.m. when according to Harry Schock Jr., who was in a vehicle in front of Ms. Raines, two vehicles headed south suddenly decided to attempt to pass a line of cars and both […]

Clewiston woman dies in auto accident

CLEWISTON — Florida Highway Patrol has reported a fatality in a two-vehicle crash on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at approximately 8:30 p.m. According to the press release, Judy Nell Vann, 74, of Clewiston, was traveling north on Flaghole Road approaching the intersection of U.S. 27 in a 2003 Dodge Caravan. Armando Izquierdo Nistal, 60, of Hialeah, […]

Okeechobee man killed in single vehicle accident

OKEECHOBEE — An Okeechobee resident was killed in a single vehicle accident early Monday morning on Northwest 240th Street. According to the official press release from Florida Highway Patrol, Lance Chateauneuf, 32, was traveling westbound on Northwest 240th Street shortly after midnight when the 2009 Chevy Tahoe he was driving struck a utility pole. Mr. […]

Motorcycle driver killed in collision with semi

An Okeechobee man was killed Thursday afternoon, Oct.3, when the motorcycle he was riding reportedly swerved to the left, entering the path of an oncoming semi. Terry Ray Plank, 58, of Okeechobee was traveling northbound on U.S. 441 south of the Okeechobee County line in Martin County. Yohandy Chavez de Armas, 34, of Homestead, was […]

Sebring man dies in Okeechobee County crash

OKEECHOBEE — Joel Orozco of Sebring, was killed in a traffic accident early Sunday morning, July 7, on U.S. 441 North when his vehicle struck another vehicle. Tamika ONeil , 38, of Tallahassee, was reportedly driving northbound on U.S. 441 in a 2013 Ford Fusion, when the right rear of her vehicle was struck by […]

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