Accident

Construction accident halts work on Halls River Bridge

Construction personnel deal with an accident at the site of Halls River Bridge construction. No injuries were reported. (CCSO photo on August 31, 2017)

A truck interrupted work on Thursday on the Halls River Bridge in Homosassa.

For the majority of the day, the construction-related accident made the bridge completely impassable.

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office had to use other resources, such as launching boats from the fire departments, to ensure emergency services were available to those in need. Citrus County Road Maintenance and the construction company worked together to stabilize the incident and return travel to the bridge as quickly as possible.

No injuries were reported in the accident.

Elderly Homosassa man dies in crash

An 88-year-old Homosassa driver was killed after his vehicle hit a palm tree on Monday morning.

The Florida Highway Patrol accident report says that Richard H. Turner, 88, was driving northbound on Suncoast Boulevard near West Green Acres Street in the inside lane when he lost control of his vehicle for unknown reasons.

Lecanto woman dies in motorcycle crash

A 42-year-old woman riding as a passenger on a motorcycle died after the motorcycle collided with a pickup truck at 5:31 p.m. Monday on State Road 44 near south Tighe Drive in Inverness.

Traffic Alert: Crystal River crash

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office shortly after midnight on Sunday advised motorists to be on the alert for a single-vehicle crash that occurred on West Ozello Trail near the intersection of South  Winterset Avenue in Crystal River recently. 

Woman injured in Homosassa hit-and-run boating accident

A Fort Pierce woman was injured when she was struck by a boat Friday, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officials.

Samantha Saunier, 27, was snorkeling in the Homosassa Bay. As she was swimming back to her vessel, she was hit by a passing boat, which didn't stop.

13-year fugitive arrested, to return to Citrus

Patrick John Donovan

Patrick John Donovan

A fugitive from Citrus County who was wanted for nearly 13 years, Patrick John Donovan, was taken into custody on Monday, May 9 in Detroit, Mich.

Donovan had a warrant out for his arrest for failure to appear on 2001 charges of vehicle homicide, leaving the scene of a crash involving death, leaving the scene of a crash involving injury and evidence tampering.

The CCSO said Donovan was located in England and was escorted back to U.S. soil (Detroit) where he was arrested on the Citrus County warrant. He is currently being held at the Wayne County Jail in Detroit on no bond.

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