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Third Florida Wrong-Way Crash in Two Months Kills 2 and Injures 14 as 91 Year Old Man Errs

| April 5, 2014

Ernest Lee Holmes, 91, drove his Buick south in the northbound lanes of I-75 near midnight Friday, crashing with one car head-on, killing oral surgeon Peter Linek of Ormond Beach, and triggering three more crashes including a Greyhound bus carrying 42 passengers and a car carrying four children.

Palm Coast’s Stephen Newberry, 25, Is Killed in Motorcycle Wreck on U.S. 1

| March 29, 2014

Stephen C. Newberry, a 25-year-old resident of Palm Coast, was killed Saturday morning as he rode his motorcycle on U.S. 1 just north of the Flagler-St. Johns County line, when an elderly driver broke his right of way.

Sheriff Issues Report of Crash Involving Deputy and Driver’s Right-of-Way Violation

| March 27, 2014

Colby N. Mikloiche was cited for violating a right of way after Deputy John Bray, a 12-year veteran of the agency, rear-ended Mickloiche’s pick-up truck outside the entrance to Grand Reserve, on U.S. 1. The crash investigation, which is ongoing, was conducted by the Sheriff’s Office’s Sgt. Michael van Buren.

For 2nd Time in 5 Days a Deputy Is Involved in Serious Crash, But No Report Yet from Sheriff

| March 25, 2014

Monday’s crash took place at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Grand Reserve, within the city limits of Bunnell, where a sheriff’s deputy rear-ended another motorist. The motorist was reportedly cited, and the sheriff’s office, not the Bunnell PD or FHP, investigated the crash.

Violating Right-of-Way, Flagler Sheriff’s Deputy Sends Motorcyclist Selbert A. Mills, 54, to Hospital

| March 21, 2014

Flagler County Sheriff’s deputy Jeremy Chambers sent 54-year-old Palm Coast motorcyclist Selbert A. Mills to a hospital in serious condition after the deputy’s cruiser collided with the motorcycle at Seminole Woods Boulevard and Sloganeer Trail early Thursday evening (March 20).

Adam C. Mathews, 34, Is Killed in Fiery Car Crash After Collision With Motorcyclist on I-95

| March 16, 2014

Adam Christian Mathews, a 34-year-old resident of Jacksonville, was killed early Sunday morning just north of Palm Coast Parkway on I-95, and Gena E. Coursen was in critical condition, when their Porsche struck a motorcyclist then veered into the woods, striking a tree and triggering a fire.

A Man Is Found Incinerated in a Burning Car in Palm Coast’s Town Center Woods

| February 27, 2014

Henry Cornish, 71, was found in a burning car at 11:30 this morning (Feb. 27) in the heart of Palm Coast’s Town Center, not far from the Epic movie theater, after suffering an apparent medical episode, according to FHP. Town Center access is closed going west at the intersection of Town Center Boulevard and Central Avenue, and going east at Central Avenue and Brookhaven Way.

Charles Ownbey, 72, Is Killed In Motorcycle Wreck on I-95, South of Palm Coast Parkway

| February 20, 2014

A motorcyclist riding a Harley-style bike south on I-95 was killed early this afternoon when one of the motorcycle’s tires reportedly blew, sending the bike across the paved shoulder and into the wood-line.

Kelly S. Melton, 49, Critically Injured in 3-Motorcycle Wreck on U.S. 1 and Palm Coast Parkway

| February 10, 2014

Kelly S. Melton was riding with Gordon E. Drady, 61, and Michele L. Tola, 42, of Jacksonville when all three slowed on the approach to a red light at Palm Coast Parkway, but Melton, who was not wearing a helmet, lost control, and crashed on the pavement.

Robert Cronin, 62, Is Killed in Single-Car Wreck on Palm Coast’s Whiteview Parkway

| February 8, 2014

Robert Cronin, a 62-year-old Palm Coast resident, was at the wheel of a Toyota Camry early Saturday morning, speeding east on Whiteview Parkway in Palm Coast, when he lost control of the car and crashed against a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Florida Is 7th Worst State For Lax Highway Safety Laws, Including Teen Protection

| January 23, 2014

Florida is “missing rear primary enforcement seat belt law, all-rider motorcycle helmet law, booster seat law, 4 of the 7 teen driving provisions, an ignition interlock law, and an all-driver text messaging restriction,” according to a new report.

As Walkers and Cyclists Complain of Predatory Drivers at Belle Terre and SR100, Officials Call For More Education

| January 15, 2014

The dangerous intersection at State Road 100 and Belle Terre Parkway focused discussions by county and city officials this week about more safety improvements, starting with making drivers more respectful of pedestrians and cyclists–a shift many drivers are resisting.

Cops’ Extra Presence in Palm Coast’s Tornado-Damaged B-Section Helps Lead to Hit-and-Run Arrest

| December 16, 2013

Wendy Labell, 55, was arrested at her Baydside Drive home early Sunday morning when a sheriff’s deputy helping with the storm’s aftermath there noticed her driving her car erratically into her driveway–and matched the car’s description to a hit-and-run incident that had felled a bicyclist a short time earlier at Belle Terre and Palm Coast Parkway.

Chris Molumby, 27, Dies From Injuries Sustained in Single-Car Wreck on I-95

| December 12, 2013

Christopher W. Molumby, a 27-year-old resident of Palm Coast’s W Section, is in critical condition at Shands Hospital in Jacksonville following a single-car wreck Monday afternoon on I-95 just north of the Flagler-St. Johns County line.

5-Car Wreck Injures a Baby on Belle Terre at Royal Palms Parkway

| December 9, 2013

A mid-afternoon pile-up involving five vehicles injured a baby and snarled traffic in the southbound lanes of Belle Terre Parkway. Two vehicles had moderate damage. Three had minor damage.

Tricia James, 22, Is Killed in a Head-On Collision on Pine Lakes Parkway, One Hour Into Thanksgiving Day

| November 28, 2013

Tricia A. James, 22, of Ormond Beach, was killed at 1 a.m. Thursday in a head-on collision in Palm Coast as she drove on Pine Lakes Parkway. Her car collided with an SUV driven by James J. Rumph of Palm Coast. Rumph, 18, is recovering from serious injuries at Florida Hospital Flagler.

3 Hurt in 2-Vehicle Crash on Belle Terre as Right-of-Way Violation Forces Car Into Ditch

| November 15, 2013

A two-vehicle crash on Belle Terre Parkway and Ponce de Leon Boulevard in Palm Coast around 6:45 p.m. sent three people to the hospital with minor injuries and snared traffic as paramedics worked the scene.

Speed Limit Could Go Up to 75 On I-95 By July, and to 70 on U.S. 1

| November 13, 2013

Florida lawmakers’ proposal to raise speed limits would direct the state Department of Transportation to determine the safe minimum and maximum speed limits on all divided highways that have least four lanes. In Flagler County, that includes I-95 and U.S. 1. On U.S. 1.

Pick-Up Truck Collides With Tractor Trailer at U.S. 1 and Matanzas Woods, Hurting One

| November 7, 2013

John Gregory Dick, a Palm Coast handyman, was hospitalized after his Ford F-150 collided with a tractor trailer at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Matanzas Woods Parkway, notorious for wrecks despite the straight stretch of US1. The Georgia-bound driver of the tractor trailer was not hurt, but both trucks were severely damaged..

Woman Hurt in Belle Terre Wreck at Ponce de Leon as Rain Adds to Hazards

| November 2, 2013

A woman was transported to Florida Hospital Flagler following a two-car wreck just before noon Saturday at Belle Terre Parkway and Ponce de Leon Drive in Palm Coast. The second driver, Christopher Maher, 18, of Palm Coast, was shaken but unhurt, though his car was severely damaged.

Sheriff’s Cruiser in T-Bone Wreck That Injures 1 on Palm Coast Parkway and Pine Lakes

| October 31, 2013

A man was hospitalized with minor injuries after his SUV struck a Flagler County Sheriff’s deputy’s cruiser at Palm Coast Parkway and Pine Lakes Parkway at 10 a.m. Thursday. The deputy, James Gore, was not injured.

Red-Light Running Smash-Up Knocks Over AT&T Van on Old Kings and 100; Drivers Escape Injury

| October 29, 2013

The intersection of Old Kings Road and State Road 100 in Palm Coast was the scene of a spectacular two-vehicle crash that left an AT&T work van on its side in the middle of the intersection after a car that ran a red light struck it. But both drivers somehow escaped injuries and were walking around at the scene.

Woman Injured in Belle Terre Collision at Bridgehaven; Two Teens In Other Car Unhurt

| October 28, 2013

A two-car collision at Belle Terre Parkway and Bridgehaven Drive in Palm Coast at 9 this morning sent Faith Morrison of Palm Coast to the hospital after her car was T-boned and overturned by another car driven by 18-year-old Nicholas A. Knight-Lashbrook. The teen and his passenger, also a teen-ager, was unhurt.

Woman and Teen Boy Injured in SUV Flip On US1 South of Matanzas Woods Pkwy.

| October 23, 2013

A woman and a teen-age boy sustained minor injuries when their Honda SUV careened out of control on US1 this afternoon, flipping several times and ending up on its roof. The woman and the boy, whose left arm was bandaged at the scene, were taken to Florida Hospital Flagler.

Allen Shepard, 32, Critically Injured in Bike Wreck at US1 and Matanzas Woods

| October 19, 2013

Biketoberfest 2013 officially began on Oct. 17. At 8:20 p.m. Friday (Oct. 18), Flagler County registered its first serious victim, Allen Brice Shepard, 32, of St. Augustine, who was flown to Halifax Hospital after the wreck at US1 and Matanzas Woods.

Two-Truck Wreck Spills Oil and Diverts Traffic on I-95 Bridge Over SR100

| October 17, 2013

A segment of I-95 south at State Road 100 in Palm Coast was closed for over six hours from 10:30 p.m. Wednesday to 4:30 Thursday morning following a wreck involving three trucks, one of which was on another’s flatbed.

23-Year-Old Charged With DUI Manslaughter Over Deaths of Lane Burnsed and Meredith Smith

| October 14, 2013

Louis Prinzo, a 23-year-old resident of Ormond Beach, was arrested on eight charges, including four felonies, in the deaths of Lane Burnsed, 19 at the time of the July 26 wreck on I-95, and Meredith Smith, 17 at the time. Burnsed’s family issued a statement remarkable for its forbearance regarding Prinzo’s arrest.

24-Ton Recycling Waste Pro Truck, Full to Capacity, Overturns in Palm Coast’s R-Section

| October 11, 2013

A 24-ton Waste Pro recycling truck that was near the end of its run for the day overturned and crashed on its side on Palm Coast’s Reybury Lane at 3:15 this afternoon, slightly injury its driver, Bob Ackerman.

“That’s One Lucky Young Lady”: 23-Year-Old Survives as Truck Flips Into Waterlogged Ditch

| September 30, 2013

23-year-old Carlene Murphy survived what could have been a grisly accident at 10:15 Monday morning on SR100, west of Bunnell, as her pick-up overturned and ended up in a waterlogged ditch.

29-Year-Old Palm Coast Woman Evacuated To Halifax After Shattering Wreck on US1

| September 1, 2013

A 29-year-old Palm Coast woman driving alone, at the wheel of the Oldsmobile, was heading north on U.S. 1 in Palm Coast Sunday evening when, about half a mile south of White View Parkway, when she lost control and violently struck trees, demolishing the car and sustaining severe injuries.



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