Articles Tagged with Manatee County


PALMETTO, FL – A driver whose semi-truck was parked managed to not sustain any injuries, while a 35-year-old man died following a fiery collision Friday. 

WFLA said the crash happened before 2:30 a.m. at U.S. 41 and Piney Point Road when the 35-year-old man, driving a car, had struck the semi-truck, leading the vehicles to catch fire. As a result, the man died at the scene. 

Florida Highway Patrol only identified the 35-year-old man as a Ruskin resident and the semi-driver as a 45-year-old man from Georgia.  


EAST PARRISH, FL – The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) was summoned to a collision that happened before 12:45 p.m. Friday in the Copperstone Condos. 

Deputies indicated this incident happened in front of a private residence in the 11511th block of 84th Street Circle East. They have not reported any sustained injuries or specified the kind of people and vehicles involved. 

Updates will be included as more details come to light. 


BRANDON, FL – The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is responding to a collision reported at the 206th block of 2nd Street East Thursday afternoon. 

Deputies arrived at the scene before 3 p.m. At this time, they did not disclose the events leading up to this crash, say if anyone was injured, or specify the kind of people and vehicles involved. 

Additional information will be provided as our newsroom comes to learn more. 


MYAKKA CITY, FL – A passenger was killed Friday when a driver swerved onto SR-70 West and then off the roadway, striking multiple stationary objects and causing their car to overturn. 

This collision occurred before 1:30 p.m. near Robinson Road, according to WFLA. Florida Highway Patrol said that after the driver collided with three mailboxes and a tree, the car overturned overturned and came to rest on a grassy shoulder. The impact of the wreck fatally injured a male passenger — a Sarasota resident — who was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Paramedics took the driver and a female passenger to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. 


BRADENTON, FL – A 75-year-old man driving an RV suffered a medical episode, leading him to crash into a wired fence and several trees Sunday, leading to his death. 

This crash happened before 12:30 p.m. on State Road 64 East when he failed to negotiate a curve, according to FOX 13. First responders airlifted him via medical helicopter to a hospital, where he died. Officials have only identified him as a Long Lake, Michigan resident. 

The passenger with him, a 75-year-old woman from Lakeville, Indiana, was unharmed. 


BRADENTON, FL – An 81-year-old man who crossed 8th Avenue West and 13th Street West was struck by a vehicle, leading him to succumb to fatal wounds Monday. 

This collision happened around 7:30 a.m. Bradenton Police told FOX13 News that the pedestrian was rushed to Blake Hospital, where he later died. 

Bradenton Police launched an investigation. While it’s still under review, they were able to confirm that the pedestrian did not use a crosswalk at the time of the collision, and said the driver stayed at the scene. 


BRADENTON, FL – A 29-year-old woman tried to walk across I-75 South near U.S. 301 and was hit by a sedan, leading her to suffer fatal wounds Tuesday. 

This crash happened around 8:30 p.m., according to My SunCoast. The driver, a 20-year-old man, and his passenger, a 19-year-old adult, remained at the scene and were not injured. 

No additional information is available. 


BRADENTON, FL – A 29-year-old woman driving a sedan struck a 47-year-old crossing 15th Street East, leading him to succumb to fatal wounds Tuesday. 

The Bradenton Herald said this collision occurred after 6 a.m. south of 63rd Avenue East. The unidentified man, a Sarasota resident, was declared dead at the scene. 

The motorist was unharmed. Officials shut down 15th Street East to accommodate the investigation and clearance process. 


BRADENTON, FL – A pedestrian lost their life after getting struck by a vehicle along the US Coast Guard Auxiliary Building and G.T Bray Park Monday. 

This collision happened around 6:45 p.m. on the 3100 block of 59th Street West, according to ABC Action News

Officials said the driver remained but did not list any citations or pending charges. 


PALMETTO, FL – A deer died, and a 50-year-old man riding a motorcycle succumbed to fatal injuries after colliding and then getting hit by a Florida Highway Patrol car Tuesday. 

The Bradenton Herald said this collision occurred after 9 p.m. on I-75. Florida Highway Patrol said that the impact of the crash led the deer to get thrown to the right shoulder and die. The man fell from his bike and came to rest on the left shoulder. 

Then, as the man lay on the ground, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper unintentionally hit the man with their vehicle while responding to this accident. 

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