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Man Is Killed as Car Fishtails and Crashes Through Guardrail on I-95, South of SR 100

| June 25, 2017

A man was killed early Saturday morning when his car veered off I-95, crashed through the guardrail, and rolled into a ditch between the southbound and northbound lanes.

Same Driver, 2 Successive Hit-and-Run Crashes on Palm Coast Parkway

| June 21, 2017

Daniel Reyes, 27, ran into the woods after a second crash that caused his Chevrolet to roll over off Palm Coast Parkway on Monday afternoon.

Man Provokes Head-On Collision Then Stabs Himself in Suicide Attempt on Flagler Beach’s A1A

| June 15, 2017

Keefe Crawford, 37, intentionally plowed his SUV into a car driven by Lisa Osborne, with passenger Michael Osborne, before Crawford then stabbed himself several times. All survived.

Jody Hyde Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison in DUI Death of 2 Women on County Road 304

| June 14, 2017

Jody Allen Hyde, 28, had originally pleaded not guilty in the drunk-driving deaths of Elizabeth Jean Alley, 45, and Vada Stafford Delk, 72, on County Road 304 the night of October 20, 2014.

Palm Coast’s Daniel Torres, 37, Killed In Head-On Crash on Old Kings Road

| June 10, 2017

Daniel G. Torres, 37, of Palm Coast, was killed in a head-on collision as he drove the wrong way south on Old King’s Road near Palm Coast Parkway early this morning. Two people in the other vehicle were injured.

J. Marie Battenhouse, 19, Is Killed in I-95 Crash; Former Matanzas Student Is 20th Death on Flagler Roads This Year

| May 28, 2017

Jirawadee Marie Battenhouse, a 19-year-old resident of Palm Coast’s C Section, died early Saturday morning (May 27) as a result of her injuries, hours after a two-vehicle crash on I-95 near Palm Coast Parkway.

A Man Is Killed in Fiery Morning Crash On Old Kings Road South of Graham Swamp

| May 21, 2017

Joshue Rafael Venegas, 30, of Palm Coast, killed was speeding north at 3 a.m. on Old Kings Road, clipping a pick-up truck with three occupants before losing control.

Cyclist Critical After He is Struck By Vehicle on Belle Terre and SR100 in Apparent Hit and Run

| May 13, 2017

Kerry Milich, A cyclist, 57, was struck by a car at the intersection of Belle Terre Parkway and State Road 100 just after 4 p.m. Michael Bailey, the driver of the car, left the scene but was later located. 

‘Click It or Ticket’ Laws Are Becoming The Norm. But Do They Work?

| April 29, 2017

Not everyone is convinced the tougher laws reduce fatalities. And some opponents say the laws are another example of government interference and can lead to racial profiling.

School Bus Driver Cited For Carelessness in Crash After “Clearly” Violating Right-Of-Way

| April 27, 2017

Wilrick A. Woods, 60, got a $166 citation for careless driving after driving his school bus in the path of an SUV, whose driver suffered severe injuries in a crash Monday.

4 Hurt in Head-On Crash Between SUV and School, Bus at Royal Palms and Rymfire

| April 24, 2017

Four people were hurt including two children in a crash involving a school bus and an SUV at the intersection of Royal Palms Parkway and Rymfire Drive in Palm Coast this morning just before sunup.

Vernell Dixon of Palm Coast, 45, Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash on State Road 11

| April 23, 2017

Vernell E. Dixon, a 45-year old resident of Palm Coast, was killed late this morning when he crashed his car into a tree on State Road 11, south of Bunnell.

Two Killed, One Critical in Single-Vehicle Crash On Hammock Dunes Parkway

| April 16, 2017

An elderly couple was killed and a man, Arthur Thornton, was in critical condition after a single-vehicle crash on Hammock Dunes Parkway just after 6 p.m. Easter Sunday evening.

UPS Truck Driver Trapped 4 Hours in Crashed Cab On I-95; Brittany Fortner, 24, Killed 30 Miles North

| April 14, 2017

Two separate, serious crashes involving three tractor trailers and a car, injuring a driver and killing Brittany Fortner, 24, of St. Augustine, unfolded in Flagler and St. John’s portions of I-95, within 14 minutes and 30 miles of each other Thursday night.

Fatal Irresponsibility:
How Palm Coast Willfully Ignored Street Lights And Sidewalks For 10 Years

| April 8, 2017

Palm Coast’s government’s claim that it didn’t have the money to build sidewalks and street lights is a cynical lie: as people died, the city put luxury ahead of necessity, from city hall to expensive beautification and plenty more.

Matanzas Students Win Pledge for More Street Lights and Sidewalks From Palm Coast Council

| April 4, 2017

Students who formed the Matanzas School Safety Committee in the wake of recent fellow-students killed by cars on dark Palm Coast streets submitted research and suggestions to the city council Tuesday evening.

David Dalecki, 47, Dies In 2-Vehicle Crash On I-95 Near Palm Coast’s Weigh Station

| March 22, 2017

Dalecki is the husband of Cindy Dalecki, the owner of Marketing 2 Go in Palm Coast, the president of the Flagler Beach Rotary, and one of Flagler County’s most prominent and dynamic personalities.

Jeanmarie Baker, 61, Is Killed By FEC Train Just South of White Eagle Off U.S. 1 in Suicide

| March 20, 2017

Jeanmarie Baker, 61, was struck and killed by a southbound train on the Florida East Coast Railway early this evening in Korona, near the White Eagle Lounge just south of Palm Coast.

33-Year-Old Palm Coast Driver Crashes Mustang In Woods Off I-95

| March 14, 2017

Chad R. Shiffler, a 33-year-old resident of Farmsworth Drive in Palm Coast, was seriously injured and flown to Halifax hospital after crashing his Mustang into the woods on I-95 near the State Road 100 intersection.

Biker Jeffery Coffman of Palm Coast, 59, Killed On U.S. 1’s Triple-A Curve South of Belle Terre

| March 12, 2017

Jeffery Lynn Coffman, 59, of Clermont Court in Palm Coast, is the latest victim of a curving stretch of U.S. 1 that has claimed the lives of several people over the years.

30-Year-Old Biker Travis Staub Critical In Head-On Collision With Car on Rymfire in Palm Coast

| March 9, 2017

A 30-year-old man on a motorcycle was critically injured in a head-on collision with a car on Rymfire Drive in Palm Coast.

In Unusual Reversal of Roles, 2 Cyclists Hurt as They Rear-End Van on Colbert Lane

| March 9, 2017

Two cyclists rear-ended a Town and Country van that had pulled over on Colbert Lane, near Lakeview Drive, to make a phone call. Both cyclists were taken to Floirida Hospital Flagler.

Cyclist Richard A. Lee, 59, Is Killed Crossing Palm Coast Parkway at Boulder Rock Drive

| March 6, 2017

Richard A. Lee was struck by a car at the intersection of Palm Coast Parkway and Boulder Rock Drive just before 7 p.m. Sunday evening. Lee, a resident of Palm Coast’s B-Section, later died en route to a hospital.

Palm Coast’s Michelle Taylor, 16, Is Killed When Struck by Car on Lakeview Blvd., 21 Year Old Injured

| March 3, 2017

Michelle Taylor, 16, a student at Matanzas High School, was killed, and 21-year-old Elizabeth Sherman was injured. They were struck just past the intersection with Laramie Drive.

Transportation Secretary Pledges Possible Traffic Light or Other Fixes at Dangerous US 1 Intersection

| February 10, 2017

The Florida Department of Transportation is considering a traffic light, speed limit reduction, rumble strips or even a roundabout at the intersection of US1 and Old Dixie Highway.

Safety Study on Deadly White Eagle Lounge Intersection Was Issued 7 Weeks Ago: No Traffic Light or Speed Limit Recommendations

| February 9, 2017

Some 207 crashes have been recorded in three years at or near US1 and Old Dixie Highway, but a state transportation department safety study issued in December recommended only cosmetic changes.

Five People Killed, 3 Hurt in 3-Vehicle Crash at White Eagle’s US1 Intersection With Old Dixie; Deadliest Crash in 6 Years

| February 7, 2017

Five people were killed in a three-vehicle crash late this morning (Feb. 5) at the notoriously dangerous intersection of Old Dixie Highway and U.S. 1, by the White Eagle lounge, in Korona.

Olando Ellis, 63, Killed on I-95 Near Matanzas Exit When Semi Slams His Stalled Mercedes

| January 30, 2017

Olando Ellis’s car had stalled in the right-most southbound lane and lost all power and lights. He’d called 911 for help, then was struck and killed by the truck.

Red Light Blown, 2 Seriously Hurt in T-Bone Crash on Palm Coast Parkway and Belle Terre

| January 25, 2017

A pre-dawn t-bone crash on Palm Coast Parkway–the second in nine days–sent two drivers to the hospital with serious injuries and resulted in a mangled delivery truck and a pick-up truck in a ditch.

Fourth Fatality in 8 Days On Palm Coast Parkway as 60-Year-Old Beverly Campbell Dies

| January 23, 2017

Beverly Ann Campbell, 60, had stopped near Florida Park Drive after her van struck a deer, and was rear-ended by 79-year-old Frank Mannarino, who told authorities Campbell’s van did not have its lights on.

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