FHP PRESS RELEASE

Fatal Hernando Crash on SR-589 12/6/19, 8:15 PM

A 2013 International Truck driven by 54-year-old Steven Dwayne Berry was traveling southbound on SR-589 in the outside lane, north of Springhill Drive.  A 48-year-old pedestrian, Corey Torre' Shoffner, ran into the path of the truck from the west paved shoulder. As a result, Mr. Shoffner suffered fatal injuries at the scene of the accident. Alcohol did not seem to be related to this incident and no charges are pending. 

Fatal Hernando County Crash

A 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer was traveling northbound on Coastal Boulevard at SR-50. For unknown reasons this vehicle crossed the raised center median and entered the southbound lanes of Coastal Boulevard and collided with the left side of a 2010 Dodge Ram that was stopped southbound on Coastal Boulevard at a red traffic signal. Following the crash, the driver of the Mitsubishi was transported to an area hospital and later expired. The two passengers of the Dodge Ram had minor injuries and were transported to Oakhill Hospital. 

 

Fatal Hernando County Crash 11/01/19

Stanley C Rockett, Jr. a 78-year-old male from Brooksville, FL was driving a 2015 Kia Soul southbound on Brookridge Boulevard in the outside lane when for reasons unknown the vehicle departed the roadway and entered the outside shoulder. It then traveled through several private yards before colliding with a palm tree and overturning. The vehicle then came to a final rest in the yard of 15711 Brookridge Boulevard. Mr. Rockett was then transported to an area hospital and later expired from injuries sustained during the crash. Alcohol did not seem to be a factor in the accident. 

15 Year-Old Skateboarder Killed in Hit and Run in Manatee County 10/23/19

A 15-year-old skateboarder was killed in a hit and run accident that occurred on 10/23/2019 at 2:45 AM on Upper Manatee River Road / Waterlefe Blvd in Manatee County. It is reported that FHP is looking for a 2012-2015 Toyota Tacoma with extensive front end damage. The Tacoma was traveling northbound on Upper Manatee River Road approaching Waterlefe Blvd when the victim who was traveling northbound on Upper Manatee River Road on a skateboard turned directly in front of the Tacoma to cross the road.

Fatal Hernando Crash/9/27/19 Shoal LIne Blvd.

At 11:15 AM on 9/27/19 on Shoal Line Blvd. and Hushpuppy Lane a 2000 Honda Motorcycle, driven by Jeremiah James Johnson, 40 of Spring Hill lost control of his vehicle. He was traveling northbound on Shoal Line Blvd.approaching Hushpuppy Lane at a high rate of speed, passing other vehicles in a no-passing zone, and performing wheelies. Mr. Johnson then lost control of the motorcycle and traveled into the southbound lane. He then collided with a guardrail and a signpost. He was transported to Bayonet Point hospital and later expired from his injuries he sustained during the crash. Mr.

Citrus Sheriff Mike Prendergast involved in Fatal Pedestrian Crash

Brooksville: 9:10 PM 8/21/19

In an unmarked Citrus County Sheriff patrol vehicle Mike Prendergast, the Citrus County Sheriff, was traveling northbound on US- 19, south of Woodland Water Boulevard, in the outside lane following an evening board meeting.  A 59-year-old man, identified as Ronnie Anthony Heath walked into the outside lane and into the path of the patrol vehicle. As a result, the vehicle collided with the pedestrian who suffered fatal injuries at the scene of the crash. No charges are pending. 

 

Fatal Hernando Crash 8/2/19

A 39-year-old female was fatally injured while riding on a mini bike and traveled into the direct path of a Ford e250 driven by a 16-year-old male. The mini bike was traveling eastbound from the private driveway of 8301 Weeping Willow Street. The e250 was traveling northbound on Weeping Willow Street, approaching 8301 Weeping Willow Street. The minibike traveled into the direct path of the van; as a result,  the van collided with the minibike. The minibike driver expired from injuries sustained during the crash.