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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. 

Hernando County SR-50 Roadblock Crash 7/10/19

A 1998 MACK TRUCK BEING DRIVEN BY A 60-YEAR-OLD MALE DRIVER WAS TRAVELING EASTBOUND ON SR-50, EAST OF RICHLOAM CLAY SINK ROAD, WAS NEGOTIATING A LEFT TURN IN THE ROADWAY. SEVERAL VEHICLES WERE TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON SR-50, AND WHILE TRAVERSING THE SAME CURVE AN UNKNOWN SUV WAS PASSING SEVERAL VEHICLES ILLEGALLY. AS THE SUV APPROACHED V-1 IN THE EASTBOUND LANE, D-1 STEERED THE DUMP TRUCK TO THE SHOULDER TO AVOID A HEAD-ON COLLISION. D-1 THEN LOST CONTROL OF V-1 WHICH OVERTURNED, SPILLING ITS LOAD OF LIME ROCK GRAVEL ACROSS THE TRAVEL LANES OF SR-50.

Fatal Hernando County US 19 Crash 7/8/19

Three vehicles were involved in a fatal crash at US 19 and Berkeley Manor Boulevard. Vehicle 1 ( V-1) driver, a 78-year-old female, was traveling southbound on US-19 in the inside lane north of Berkeley Manor Boulevard. V-2 driven by a 60-year-old male was traveling northbound on US-19 in the inside lane.  V-3 with 3 passengers was traveling northbound on US-19 in the center lane. For an unknown reason, V-1 swerved to the left and crossed over the center median into the northbound traffic lanes.