Complete Florida accident reports and news.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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A 26-year-old man died following a motorcycle crash Tuesday night, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers say Carlos Reuben Perez, Jr. was driving eastbound on Arlington Expressway to the northbound Southside Connector on the on-ramp.

Perez was traveling around a curve when he lost control of the motorcycle and collided with the concrete traffic barrier wall.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014
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A small plane crash-landed on a remote Florida Gulf Coast beach, killing a Georgia man and critically injuring his 9-year-old daughter as they walked along the shore.

The 1972 Piper Cherokee lost a wheel, damaged a wing and smashed its propeller shortly after making a distress call about 2:45 p.m. Sunday to Venice Municipal Airport. Caspersen Beach is just south of the airport, at the southern tip of the island of Venice.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Two Tampa men died in a car crash early Saturday morning while speeding away from gun shots, police said.

The incident happened around 3:30 a.m. near the 3700 block of Lowry Court. Willie Boyd III, 20, and Algernon Belin Jr., 28, were riding in a black Honda Civic when shots fired out. Witnesses then saw the Honda peeling away from the house.

The driver, whom police have not identified, lost control of the car a short distance later, crashing at 46th Street and Lake Avenue.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014
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The family of a man who was killed by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 95 on Saturday has more questions than answers about what led up to the deadly crash.

Norman Mello, 42, was headed south on I-95 on his motorcycle Saturday evening. That’s when Florida Highway Patrol said Varissa Vargas, 20, was driving the wrong way in the express lanes between State Road 836 (Dolphin Expressway) and Highway 112.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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The victim of a fatal crash in Nassau County early Wednesday have been identified.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 5:45 a.m. near Callahan on County Road 108, which is known locally as River Road.

Mark Estell, 39, of St. George, Georgia, was traveling eastbound and negotiating a right hand curve when his 2006 Nissan Sentra crossed the double yellow line, FHP said in a media release.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014
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Surveillance video from two businesses has Tampa Police investigating 4-year-old Marterrance Albury's death as a hit and run.

Originally, because of a witness statement, officers thought Marterrance fell out of an SUV and was run over by the rear wheels. Now, officers believe Marterrance was never in a vehicle, but instead, wandered into the street and was hit by the driver of a Ford Expedition who drove off.

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Friday, July 18, 2014
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A 41-year-old New Port Richey man died Friday night from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash in Pasco County.

William Moran was transported to the Medical Center of Trinity just after 7 p.m. where he passed away a short time later.

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Friday, July 4, 2014
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The fireworks in Miami had just concluded when a white, 32-foot (9.6-meter) boat carrying five young adults crashed violently with another vessel in the night.

The boat's operator was thrown overboard. Another passenger was tossed into the water, and two others left critically injured and unconscious.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014
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FHP says a man has died after he was taken to the hospital by helicopter Thursday morning, after a single-vehicle accident near the intersection of Ben Hill Griffin Pkwy. and Miromar Lakes Blvd.

Troopers identified the man as 43-year-old Patrick Scott Butz.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014
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A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday when he was hit by a car he was trying to pass.

The crash happened at about 11:45 a.m. on U.S. Highway 40 just east of the entrance to Mary Jane. The man driving the motorcycle – identified as 57-year-old Michael Maner of Austin, Texas – suffered severe head injuries, and later died at St. Anthony's Hospital in Denver.

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