Volusia Co.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A driver has been charged with DUI manslaughter in a wreck that killed a western North Carolina woman who was on vacation in Florida.

Elizabeth Braly, 45, of Hendersonville, died Tuesday in the town of Daytona Beach Shores. Florida Highway Patrol officials said Braly was walking with her family when a drunk driver plowed through a toll booth and hit her.

Braly was pronounced dead at the scene.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A 52-year-old Daytona Beach man was killed in a crash on Interstate 95 in Volusia County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The FHP said Allen Blank was killed in the wreck, which occurred around midnight Wednesday on I-95 near Indian River Boulevard in Edgewater.

Troopers said Blank lost control of his pickup truck and crashed into a tree.

The crash is under investigation.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

An Edgewater woman was killed this morning in Volusia County when a driver crashed into the back end of her disabled vehicle, causing it to hit her.

According to Florida Highway Patrol Kathy Hayes' car was stopped on the right, westbound lane of US-92 in Deland.

Hayes who had gotten out her car, was standing in front of it when Erica Johnson, of Ormond Beach, crashed her Ford SUV into it.

Johnson was taken to Halifax Medical Center with minor injuries.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A driver was ambushed inside a vehicle Thursday morning by his passenger's husband and was later struck and killed by a car in New Smyrna Beach, according to police. New Smyrna Beach police said Darrell Fitzwater, 38, and his girlfriend, Donna Lynam, were driving westbound on State Road 44 at 6 a.m. when Lynam's husband, Donald, came out of hiding from the back of the van and attacked Fitzwater. Fitzwater stopped on State Road 44 and continued fighting with Donald Lynam.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A fiery single-vehicle crash in Daytona killed the vehicle's sole occupant, according to officials.

The crash happened in the 2900 block of South Atlantic Avenue just after midnight.

Investigations reveal the silver Toyota hatchback was traveling southbound at speeds up to 110 mph on South Atlantic Avenue when it hit a curb. The vehicle was sent airborne and struck a light pole.

The car exploded on impact and was fully engulfed by fire before officers arrived.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

A vehicular collision on I-4 left one girl dead on Sunday.

At 5 p.m. Sunday, a four-door Nissan merged into a Jeep on I-4 westbound in Volusia County. The Jeep overturned on the highway as a result of the impact.

Brandie Howard, 17, was in the passenger seat of the Jeep and suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash, according to police. The driver, 19-year-old Kaley Terry, sustained minor injuries and was transported to Halifax Medical Center.

Friday, March 14, 2014

A 27-year-old North Dakota man is dead after he was struck while riding his motorcycle in Volusia County.

The incident happened after 6:30 p.m. Friday at State Road 40 and Creek Haven Road.

The man was traveling eastbound on S.R. 40 on his 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Gage Beland, 12, of Lake Odessa remained in critical condition Thursday after he crashed during a motorcycle flat track race in Florida Monday.

The crash happened at the Volusia Speedway, about 25 miles west of Daytona Beach.

“A rider went down and when Gage came out of the corner, he hit that rider’s bike,” aunt Becky Cole said. “He was ejected from his bike. And when he landed they figured the impact was so severe, it shut everything down.”

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A woman was arrested on DUI charges after a sport utility truck struck three people late Wednesday outside a popular Bike Week hangout in Ormond Beach.

Eunice Cich, 52, of Toronto, Ohio, was arrested after the crash, which happened around 11:30 p.m. near the Iron Horse Saloon on U.S. 1 near Airport Road, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

According to troopers, Sherry Ann Pyle, 44, of Palm Coast was taken to Halifax Hospital in critical condition.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

New Smyrna Beach police said one man was killed and another injured in a motorcycle accident early Saturday morning.

Police said the accident happened at 12:07 a.m. Saturday at North Causeway and North Riverside Drive.

Police said 46-year-old Mark Twining was killed and 29-year-old Robert Wilson was injured, both from Springfiled, Mass.

Police said Twining lost control of his motorcycle was driving west on North Causeway.


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