LaBelle woman dies in single-vehicle accident

LABELLE — A Florida Highway Patrol press release stated that at approximately 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, a 49-year-old Clewiston man was traveling eastbound on State Road 80 one mile east of east Cowboy Way in heavy rain when he lost control of his pickup truck. The truck traveled off the roadway into the […]

Belle Glade woman dies in vehicular crash

BELLE GLADE — A Belle Glade woman died in a two vehicle crash on Monday, according the Florida Highway Patrol. A Florida Highway Patrol press release stated that at 5:56 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, a 25-year-old Belle Glade woman driving a sedan (vehicle 1) and a 48-year-old Belle Glade man (vehicle 2) were traveling eastbound […]

Okeechobee man dies in Martin County accident

OKEECHOBEE — A 53-year-old Okeechobee man was killed when for unknown reasons, the front of his pickup truck collided with the front of a tractor trailer driven by a 55-year-old man from Miami. The tractor trailer was traveling west on County Road 714, also known as Martin Highway, and the pickup truck was headed east […]

Commercial fisherman dies in accident on Lake Okeechobee

LAKE OKEECHOBEE — A commercial fisherman died in an accident on Lake Okeechobee near Bird Island on the morning of Wednesday, July 8, according to a report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). According to the FWC report, Matthew Thomas Schlayer, 33, of Polk City, was located in the water approximately 10 […]

Motorcyclist killed in single vehicle accident in Okeechobee on July 11

OKEECHOBEE — A 50-year-old male was traveling east on a motorcycle on Northwest 160th Street approximately 1 mile east of U.S. 98 when he failed to negotiate a turn, ran off the roadway and collided with a fence post, according to the Florida Highway Patrol report. The accident occurred at approximately 5 p.m. on July […]

Teen killed in single-vehicle accident

* The story has been updated to reflect the correct location after FHP sent a correction of their earlier release. OKEECHOBEE — A 16-year-old male was killed Friday, July 3 at approximately 2:30 a.m., when the vehicle he was in collided with a utility pole. The accident took place in the 7900 block of Northeast […]

UPDATE: Youngblood has been charged in the June 1 death of Mitch Mitchell. Details below UPDATE: Man charged in fatal accident was involved in earlier fatality

OKEECHOBEE — After he was involved in not one but two fatal accidents in less than three weeks, Daylon Sam Youngblood, 28, of Okeechobee was charged with negligent vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter in the death of Joshua Rothermel. The charges came about after Youngblood’s pickup truck reportedly crossed the center line into the path […]

An arrest is made in fatal accident

OKEECHOBEE — Daylon Sam Youngblood, 28, of Okeechobee, was charged with negligent vehicular homicide and with DUI by FHP Sergeant Matthew Gallagher and Corporal Richard Ramos. The charges came about after his pickup truck reportedly crossed the center line into the path of an oncoming pickup truck on SR-710 near SE 52nd Street on June […]

Cow blamed for fatal crash on US 27 in Hendry County

HENDRY COUNTY —— A 63-year-old Lakeland woman died Monday night after the tractor-trailer she was driving went off the road after hitting a cow according to the Florida Highway Patrol report. The FHP report states the accident occurred on June 22 at 10:50 p.m. on U.S. 27 near Flaghole Road. According to the FHP report, […]

Okeechobee man dies in SR 710 accident

OKEECHOBEE — A 20-year-old Okeechobee man was killed Saturday, June 20, in a two-vehicle crash on State Road 710, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The FHP report states both vehicles involved in the accident were pickup trucks. The accident occurred at 5:20 p.m.“Vehicle-1 was traveling south on SR-710 approaching SE 52nd Street. Vehicle-2 was […]