CLERMONT, FLORIDA: The Florida Highway Patrol said a crash in Lake County on early Thursday left two dead.
As per the crash reports, the crash happened at 5:20 a.m. on U.S. 27 near Frank Jarrell Road. Troopers said there were multiple vehicles involved in the crash. A tractor-trailer crashed with at least two vehicles.
The tractor-trailer was driven by a 68-year-old man. The driver lost control and the vehicle jackknife across the northbound lanes. Troopers said an SUV and a sedan crashed into the trailer. Unfortunately, the crash killed the two drivers of the vehicles. The two victims involved a 53-year-old Orlando man who was driving the SUV and the 56-year-old Davenport man driving the sedan.
Both the victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
Along with that another SUV and a truck collided with the trailer as the result of the crash. The drivers of these vehicles suffered minor injures.
Troopers interviewed the witnesses. Witnesses said it was foggy at the time of the crash.
The scene was blocked for a while.
The crash is still under investigation.
CLERMONT, FLORIDA: As per the Clermont Police Department, a 20-year-old woman died after she was hit by a truck on Tuesday morning.
20-year-old Crista Patterson was standing in the roadway after her car got into an accident. Officials said she was then hit by a truck.
Police said another victim who was hit by the truck, 21-year-old Diamond Patterson, is suffering from life-threatening injuries. The reports say the victims were immediately taken to the Orlando Regional Medical Center Monday Night.
As per the reports, Crista Patterson and Diamond Patterson got out of the car after it was struck by a white car that was traveling southbound on Highway 27 and Roper Boulevard.
The truck that was also traveling southbound on Highway 27 struck both the victims. Neither the driver of the white car nor the driver of the truck suffered life-threatening injuries.
The fatal crash is under investigation.
CLERMONT, FLORIDA: The reports say a 35-year-old woman started to assault her husband after returning home intoxicated. When a child tried to mediate, the woman showed her anger toward the girl.
According to the husband, the 35-year-old Crystal Allen assaulted him on Sunday when he confronted her. As per the arrest report, Allen hit her husband with a chair, boots, and a vase. Along with that Allen ripped out bits of his beard leaving scratches on his face.
Records say Allen started choking the girl and scratching her neck when she tried to protect the victim. Also when deputies arrived at the scene Allen was forceful to them and strolling toward them with her “fist clenched and screaming profanities.”
The arrest reports say Allen was “extremely belligerent, rambling on and not forming coherent thoughts”. Deputies said Allen slammed her head into the patrol car window attempting to break it down.
According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Allen is facing charges of child abuse, opposing law enforcement without violence, and simple battery.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a man was fatally struck by an SUV while walking in Sumter County on Thursday.
The records show the driver of the SUV was heading eastbound on State Road 50, west of County Road 751 around 4 a.m. The SUV hit the man who was walking in the roadway at the time.
The victim was a 22-year-old man from Clermont. Troopers said the victim got severely injured and was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the victim has not been released. The driver of the SUV got minor injuries.
No details about the charges to be held have not been released. The Florida Highway Patrol is doing the investigation.
According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, responded to a home at 11328 Avenida Augusta in the Crescent Lake Club subdivision when a pool service employee reported a foul odor coming from a Clermont home.
The reports say deputies found three dead bodies. Deputies believe a woman fatally shot her husband and their son with special needs then turned the gun on herself.
“Based upon the preliminary observations of the scene, it appears that this may be a double murder-suicide,” said Lt. John Herrell. “It is very sad. Yeah, it’s one of those cases that I just hate to see. It’s heartbreaking and we wish there could have been a better way around whatever the family was dealing with but yeah, very tragic, very sad especially this time of year, no doubt,” Herrell said.
Records show the last time the family was seen was about three weeks ago. The reports say the woman and her husband are in their 70s while their son is in his 50s.
The investigation is ongoing. Stay updated!
According to Clermont Police, a hit-and-run left a great grandmother of nine dead. The 74-year-old Diane Craig was hit by a car while trying to cross State Road 50 at Grand Highway at about 6:17 p.m. Saturday night.
“We wanted to try and save her because you know, she impacted everybody’s life,” said Brandi Simmons, Craig’s granddaughter. “I’m sorry. She was the nicest person anyone could ever meet.” “She was trying to be sneaky,” Simmons added. “I hate that this happened to her, I really do. Around the holidays it’s the toughest thing, and to know she was probably going to get my baby a toy or something for my new house or something like that. Because she always put someone else before her.”
The reports say the suspect vehicle left the scene prior to the officers’ arrival. Sergeant Malcolm Draper said, “Witnesses say after the collision happened this vehicle did pull over and stopped for some time and then left, however, we were unable to get a tag number”.
Records show the suspect vehicle was described as a dark-colored passenger car, possibly a newer model Lexus, with front-end damage.
I know my grandmother being who she was, she forgives them. I know they are scared. I know they probably didn’t know what happened, who knows what their situation, but I already know that she forgives them,” Simmons said. “I just want them to come forward and let us know what happened. We forgive you, but now that you left our grandmother in the road to die, to die, justice needs to be served.”
If anyone has information about the case, call the Clermont Police Department Traffic Division.
The Clermont Police Department said a hit-and-run left one person hospitalized. The reports say the incident happened in the area of State Road 50 and Grand Highway at about 6:17 p.m. Saturday.
Deputies said a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and found lying in the roadway. The records say the suspect vehicle, described as a passenger car with front-end damage, was last seen headed east on State Road 50.
Officials say the victim airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center. The identity of the victim is not released. The investigation is ongoing.
If anyone has information about this incident then they are kindly requested to contact the Clermont Police Department.