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 […]

FHP seeks information on fiery crash that claimed four lives on State Road 70 on Christmas Day

HIGHLANDS COUNTY – The Florida Highway Patrol is asking for the public’s help to identify two of the four people killed in a head-on crash on State Road 70 on Christmas Day. Four people, one a 16-year-old girl, were killed shortly after noon on Dec. 25 in a traffic accident on State Road 70 just […]

Heavy rain and poor visibility likely cause of traffic fatality in Okeechobee County

OKEECHOEE – Rogelio Aguilar, 45, of Okeechobee was killed on Saturday, Dec. 15 at approximately 6 a.m. in a traffic crash during heavy rain. He was driving a Nissan Titan pickup eastbound on State Road 710, lost control of his vehicle, ran through a ditch and collided with several fence posts and cabbage trees. The […]

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 […]

U.S. 441 traffic crash results in fatality

OKEECHOBEE — A 22-year-old Okeechobee man has died as an apparent result of a traffic crash that occurred in the 11000 block of U.S. 441. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated that Diego Vega was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on April 15. According to the release at approximately 1:03 […]