Deadly Jupiter crash on I-95 Kills 2 People

August 16, 2009 by  
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Two people are dead after a crossover accident on I-95, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and Florida Highway Patrol.

It happened just south of Indiantown Road near Jupiter.

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Officials say a red pickup truck crossed the median hitting a Toyota carrying the two victims.

The driver of the pickup truck was transported to Saint Mary’s Medical center with non-life threatening injuries.

Source: wptv.com

CUTLER BAY: Discovery of a dead body near a crash site

August 12, 2009 by  
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CUTLER BAY, Fla. (WSVN) — Police are investigating the discovery of a dead body near a crash site after reports of gunfire in the area.

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Both Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue responded to reports of a shooting and a vehicle crash in the area of Old Cutler Road and Marlin Road just before 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Old Cutler Road had to be shutdown while police conducted their investigation. Police have not announced whether the deceased died as a result of the collision against the tree or a bullet wound. They did, however, report that someone riding in another car sideswiped the victim and a someone in that car may have shot at him.

Police have asked other police units to be on the lookout for a 2009 Black or Dark Blue Nissan Maxima or similar vehicle with dark tinted windows, which may have one or two occupants inside. It is missing a driver-side headlight, part of the bumper and a side mirror after it sideswiped the victim’s vehicle.

The suspect vehicle was last seen traveling eastbound on Old Cutler Road. If you have any information on the whereabouts of this car or its occupants, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.

3 teens killed in Stuart car crash

August 4, 2009 by  
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— The Florida Highway Patrol has identified the three people killed early Tuesday morning during a crash at Cove Road and Federal Highway.

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Troopers identified the driver as 18-year-old Nicholas P. Coady of Stuart. Connor William Graver, 16, of Hobe Sound and Christopher Harold Briglio, 18, of Tequesta, were passengers in the vehicle.

“We do believe alcohol played a part in the crash. There’s no doubt that it did,” said FHP Lt. Chris Cribbs.

The crash happened just after 2:15 a.m. when an SUV, reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed, crashed into a front-end loader working in a construction zone west of the intersection, according to officials at the scene.

Two people in the SUV were dead at the scene, and a third, airlifted to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, died there a few hours later, Cribbs said. The driver of the front-end loader was not injured.

FHP officials said the construction vehicle had just dumped a load of dirt from the U.S. 1 area onto the south side of Cove Road as part of a widening project on Cove Road. The loader was backing up and trying to get off the road when the SUV, traveling reportedly at a high rate of speed, smashed into it head-on.

Cribbs said speed likely was a factor in the crash. The speed limit on Cove Road is 35 mph.

The SUV was destroyed, Cribbs said. The three dead are men from the Treasure Coast. FHP officials are still notifying their families. The men are thought to have just dropped off someone at a nearby home before the crash happened, Cribbs said.

It is unclear where the three were going at the time of the crash.

The driver of the SUV was wearing a seatbelt; one passenger was not; and it is unclear if the third was wearing one, Cribbs said.

The yellow John Deere front-end loader was being hoisted onto a flat-bed truck trailer. The loader’s right rear tire appeared bent.

The crash woke nearby resident Harry Fenton, who heard screaming and yelling before falling back asleep, Fenton told WPTV NewsChannel 5. Fenton later heard a helicopter take off and eventually walked over to the scene.

“I looked at the car and I said, ‘My God,’ I said, ‘I don’t know how anybody could live through something like that,'” Fenton said. “It was just horrendous just the look of it the car being in a ball.”

Ronald Wright Arrested for fatal Lantana Rd Accident

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LANTANA, FL–Ronald A. Wright of Boynton Beach has been arrested in connection with Thursday’s deadly hit-and-run accident on Lantana Road.

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Charges include a deadly non-moving traffic violation with a suspended license and a fatal hit and run.

Wright is listed as a habitual offender. Previous arrests include several driving and drug-related charges.

Ocean Ridge Head-on collision kills one person

July 19, 2009 by  
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OCEAN RIDGE — A Georgian woman died early this morning after a head-on collision with another car on Ocean Boulevard, authorities said.

Luci D. Menegolo, 55, of Kennesaw, Ga., was heading northbound on the 6800 block of Ocean Boulevard at about 2:12 a.m. today when, going around a curve in the road, she drove her car into the southbound lane and hit another car, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office. Menegolo, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from her car and died at the scene, according to the police report.

The other driver, Cherry M. Cheek, 49, of Boynton Beach, received minor injuries and was taken to Delray Medical Center.

Alcohol tests are pending for Menegolo.

Source: ThePalmBeachPost.com

Pahokee car crash leaves 1 person dead

July 12, 2009 by  
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A man was killed and a second was hurt in a single-car crash on Saturday morning, authorities said.

Ramiro A. Castillo, 32, of Belle Glade was killed when the Ford F-150 he was riding in passed a slower car, slid off the pavement at 2679 Bacom Point Rd. and crashed into a palm tree, according to a bulletin circulated this morning by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

Both Castillo and a second occupant, Afredo Gamez, 44, of Belle Glade, were thrown from the truck on impact.

Castillo died where he fell.

Gamez was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center, where an update on his condition wasn’t immediately available.

Investigators had yet to determine which man was driving.

They suspect the men might have been drinking.

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