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Fatal Hernando Crash 5/20/20 NB I75

Hernando County 7:00 AM 5/20/20

A sport utility vehicle being driven by a 29-year-old female from Plant City was traveling northbound on I-75 near the 295-milepost when for an unknown reason the driver lost control of the SUV. The vehicle entered the center median, and the driver over-corrected back across the roadway and entered the outside shoulder. Once along the shoulder the SUV collided with a tree and came to a final rest. The diver, unfortunately, suffered fatal injuries at the scene of the crash.

Fatal Hernando Crash Broad Street 5/4/20

On 5/4/2020 at 9:37 PM a 70-year-old female driver from Bell Florida was traveling northbound on Broad Street, west of Old Church Road. A second vehicle driven by a 63-year-old female from Brooksville Florida was traveling southbound on Broad Street, east of Old Church Road. As the first vehicle approached a curve in the roadway, the female driver lost control of the vehicle. As a result, she entered the southbound lane of Broad Street and into the path of the second vehicle culminating in a head-on collision.

Fatal Hernando Crash NoDoc Rd/Barclay Ave 4/1/20

A 1997 GMC, driven by Nelson De Leon Soto 70 Brooksville, FL was traveling westbound on NoDoc Road, approaching Barclay Avenue when Mr. De Leon failed to stop for a posted stop sign. His vehicle continued across Barclay Avenue and entered the west grass shoulder where it collided with a water main. Mr. De Leon was transported to an area hospital and later expired from injuries sustained during the crash. The passenger in the vehicle a Mr. Walter Weeks 28  of Brooksville, FL was not injured in the accident. An investigation is pending whether alcohol was involved in this accident. 

Operation Dry Streets Focuses on Roadway Safety in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 11, 2020) – Today, the Florida Sheriffs Association, Florida Police Chiefs Association, and the Florida Highway Patrol announced the launch of Operation Dry Streets, a joint statewide initiative that focuses on keeping the roads safe for citizens and visitors across Florida. The operation targets those who drive impaired and otherwise jeopardize public safety by disobeying the traffic laws in Florida.

Information Needed for Hernando Fatal Crash on US-19 and Hexam Rd on 2/20/20

On February 20, 2020, at 10:34 PM, An unknown vehicle was traveling westbound on Hexam Road, east of US-19. A 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by Devin Page Camp, 26, of Riverview Florida was traveling southbound on US-19, north of Hexam Road. The unknown vehicle failed to stop for a posted stop sign before making a left turn on US-19 and entered the path of the Chevy Tahoe. Mr. Camp took evasive action and steered the vehicle away from the unknown vehicle.  As a result, without colliding, the Tahoe entered the outside grass shoulder and overturned several times. Mr.

Fatal Hernando Crash SR-50 Feb 3 2020, 4:10 PM

On 2/3/20 at 4:10 PM at SR-50 and Riverland Clay Sink Road, a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Jose Moreno, 38, of Groveland Florida, was traveling westbound on SR-50, west of Riverland Clay Sink Road. A second vehicle, a 2016 Mack semi tractor-trailer driven by Oscar Peraza, 38, of Groveland Florida, was traveling eastbound on SR-50.  A third vehicle, a 2018 Toyota Tacoma driven by Eric Easter, 57, of Dade City, was traveling westbound on SR-50, directly behind the Chevrolet Malibu.

Brooksville Drug Arrest by FHP Troopers

Brooksville, Fla. – While on routine patrol, FHP Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a white 2015 BMW 328i for an expired tag violation along northbound I-75 near the 301 milepost. The driver, later identified as Anh Tuan Nguyen, 37, of Brunswick, Georgia, displayed overtly nervous behavior and Troopers noticed an intense odor of cannabis. FHP K-9 “Titan” was deployed and quickly alerted.

Hernando County Hit & Run w/ Child & Arrest 1/22/20   4:30 PM

A 2003 Mitsubishi Galant driven by Stephanie Ann Perez, 33, of  Spring Hill Florida was traveling westbound on Clarion street. Kash Michael Rigaud, 5, of Spring Hill was traveling northbound from the driveway into the street and the path of the Galant. As a result, the driver collided with the 5-year-old. Ms. Perez then left the scene of the crash. A short time later the vehicle was located at 10407 Laval Street.  The driver was arrested by FHP troopers and taken to jail, charged with leaving the scene of the crash, no valid driver's license, no vehicle registration, and no insurance.

Update: 1:05 PM Fatal Hernando Crash Involving School Bus 1/15/20

A Hernando County school bus was traveling northbound on Commercial Way in the outside lane. A 2104 Ford F150, being driven by Michael James Scott, 69, of Crystal River, was traveling northbound behind the school bus. At the intersection of Bourassa Boulevard, the school bus stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross the roadway prior to making a right turn onto Bourassa Boulevard. The Ford F150 failed to stop and collided with the rear of the bus. The impact propelled both vehicles forward to a final rest on Bourassa Boulevard.