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Thomas Trudell, 65, of Palm Coast, Is Killed in Motorcycle vs. Pick-Up Wreck at Belle Terre and Pine Grove

| July 13, 2014

Thomas Trudell, 65, of Palm Coast, was riding his motorcycle on Belle Terre Parkway when he was killed Sunday morning as a pick-up truck pulled in front of him at the intersection of Belle Terre and Pine Grove Drive.

Dewey B. Thompson Is Killed in a Single-Car Wreck Behind Public Library in Bunnell

| June 5, 2014

Dewey Bernard Thompson, a 49-year-old resident of Bunnell, was killed early Thursday morning when he passed out at the wheel of his car, sending it crashing in the parking lot of the Bunnell branch of the Flagler County Public Library.

At Least 6 Killed in Related Crashes on I-95 as Palm Coast Wreck’s Back-up Triggers Fiery Pile-Up at County Line 12 Miles North

| June 1, 2014

The wreck in Palm Coast killed 17-year-old Michael Benjamin Chance Smith, 17, of Jacksonville, and Pamela Taylor Thor, 56, of St. Augustine, and triggered a wreck 12 miles north, when a truck plowed into backed-up traffic, killing four more.

Mark Weins, 56, Is Killed in Single-Car Wreck on A1A Overnight; Crash Is Not Discovered Until Daybreak

| May 21, 2014

Authorities are looking for clues, and the public’s help, to better understand what led to a fatal crash on State Road A1A that took the life of 56-year-old Mark Weins either late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

Reflecting on Saturday’s Fatal Wreck on A1A: Untold Stories of Lost Lives

| May 13, 2014

Journalists have long used accidents as a convenient device to study how lives can suddenly and terribly intertwine. “It’s been a long time since I had to ponder those questions professionally,” writes Steve Robinson, “but old habits are hard to break.”

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.

Brianna Bellon, 23, Is Killed in Late-Night Wreck South of Mondex as Car Rolls Into Canal

| March 24, 2014

Brianna Bellon, 23, a resident of Beach Village Circle in Palm Coast, was killed late Sunday night as the car she was either driving or riding in with two men rolled into a canal in an isolated part of Flagler County, south of the Mondex. Zackariah Holden and Corey Doyle-Carlson, both 23 and both of Palm Coast, were not injured.

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.

Undiscovered For Several Hours, a Motorcyclist Is Found Dead on U.S. 1 Near Seminole Woods

| March 6, 2014

Peter Lonchar Jr., a 66-year-old motorcyclist traveling north on U.S. 1 early this morning, was killed when he drifted off the highway, struck a concrete culvert and jumped a silk construction fence, ending up near a waterlogged ditch. He was not discovered until after noon.

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.

Patrick Amaral, 32, Kills Himself By Laying in Path of 2 Palm Coast Drivers on I-95

| February 15, 2014

Patrick Amaral, a 29-year-old Palm Coast resident and father of a toddler, was killed in an apparent suicide Friday evening as he laid himself in the center lane of I-95 and was struck by two cars.

Michael Halford, 61, Is Killed After His Truck Plunges in Canal at Belle Terre and Royal Palms

| February 12, 2014

Though Michael Halford of Palatka was initially rescued from the canal by an off-duty Flagler County Sheriff’s deputy, the 61-year-old man later died at Halifax hospital from injuries sustained in a wreck authorities cannot yet explain.

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.

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.

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.

Ronald Salyer, 55, Is Killed as Van Collides Head-On With His Motorcycle On U.S. 1

| October 20, 2013

Ronald Salyer, a 55-year-old resident of Middleburg in for Biketoberfest, was killed in a fiery crash on U.S. 1 at County Road 304 late Saturday night when his motorcycle collided head-on with a van that had driven into his lane.

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.

A 63-Year-Old Woman Cycling Up U.S. 1 Is Killed in Collision With SUV Near Belle Terre

| July 10, 2013

Deborah I. Dunn, who was riding inside the white-lined shoulder on U.S. 1 Wednesday evening, is the second cyclist killed on Flagler Roads in three months, in circumstances similar to those that took the life of cyclist Frederick Martinez on State Road 100 in April.

3 Wrecks That Left 2 Dead and 1 Severely Hurt Result in Light Fines, Stunning Survivors

| June 26, 2013

Cyclist Frederick Martinez and driver Eduardo Luis Pacheco were both killed in separate wrecks on State Road 100 this year, and cyclist Terrance Conley was severely injured on palm Coast Parkway. The men responsible, including a Flagler sheriff’s deputy, were sentenced today to $500 fines in two cases, and a $1,000 fine in the deputy’s case, but they face no community service hours or suspension of driving privileges.

Joseph Drenner, 50, Is Killed in Early Morning Wreck on U.S. 1; Companion Survives

| May 18, 2013

Joseph Drenner, 50, was killed when he was ejected from a Toyota SUV his companion, Christina Laming, 41, was driving north on U.S. 1 in Palm Coast early Saturday morning. Charges are pending against Laming, who refused to have her blood tested at the scene for impairment.

Texting While Driving Ban Passes Florida Legislature, But Scott Hasn’t Said He’ll Sign It

| May 2, 2013

The Senate voted 39-1 in favor of a bill (SB 52) that makes it illegal to read or type texts or emails while actually driving, though it would remain legal to do it while stopped, such as at a red light. Drivers can;t be stopped for texting, however. They can only be cited if stopped for another offense.

Road Rage Genesis: Law Banning Texting a Long-Overdue Correction

| April 18, 2013

In Florida in 2012, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 256,443 traffic crashes and of those 4,841 were caused by a driver using some form of electronic device.

Robert Laks, 33, of Palm Coast, Is Killed in SR100 Wreck West of Palatka

| April 11, 2013

Robert Laks, a 33-year-old resident of Palm Coast, was driving west of Palatka on State Road 100 early Wednesday morning when a wreck triggered by a Waste Pro garbage truck’s left turn led to his death.

A Memorial for Frederick Martinez, on the Flagler Beach Pier Friday at 6 p.m.

| April 3, 2013

On March 19, Frederick Martinez, a 51-year-old former Navy photographer, was killed as he rode his bike toward Flagler Beach, on State Road 100. His daughter Tiffany is hosting a memorial for him on the Flagler Beach Pier Friday, April 6, at 6 p.m.

Robert Trainham, 27-Year-Old Motorcyclist, Is Killed in Collision With Pick-Up on Belle Terre

| April 2, 2013

A motorcyclist riding north on Belle Terre Boulevard, south of State Road 100, was killed in a collision with a Chevy pick-up truck just before 3 p.m. The motorcyclist almost lost a leg and appears to have bled out. He was pronounced dead ay the scene by Flagler County Fire Rescue paramedics.

Flagler Beach Cyclist Frederick J. Martinez Is Killed in Collision With a Work Van on SR100

| March 19, 2013

Frederick J. Martinez, a 51-year-old Flagler Beach resident, was violently struck and killed by a work van as he rode his bike east on State Road 100 Tuesday afternoon, a little less than a mile from Old Kings Road.

Gary Pearson, 54-Year-Old Motorcyclist, Killed in Collision at Matanzas Woods and U.S. 1

| March 13, 2013

Gary Pearson, 54, of Jacksonville, was killed as he rode his motorcycle north on U.S. 1, before 8 a.m. Wednesday, when a car pulled out of Matanzas Woods to take U.S. 1 south, and failed to see the motorcyclist.

Man Killed, Flagler Sheriff’s Deputy Injured in SR100 Collision Just West of Bunnell

| February 13, 2013

A man was killed and a Flagler County Sheriff’s deputy injured this morning in a collision on State Road 100, just west of Bunnell, that also involved a special-needs school bus heading to Indian Trails Middle School.

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