Elderly woman dies in traffic accident

The Florida Highway Patrol said that a 77-year-old Inverness woman was killed in a traffic accident Wednesday afternoon on State Road 44.

The unidentified woman was not immediately identified. pending notification of next of kin.

She died at Citrus Memorial Hospital of injuries suffered in the crash.

The FHP said the woman had been driving a 2010 Honda Civic at 4:26 p.m. when Joshua Marsden, 23, lost control of his 2007 Nissan which drove into the path of the woman’s vehicle.

Marsden was seriously injured in the crash and was transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center.


Searchers find 4 missing children

These four children were found safe, albeit a little chilly, by fishermen in the area of the Chassahowitzka Campground. Nature Coast EMS made sure the children were properly warmed. (December 9, 2017)

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday reported a happy ending for four children that went missing from the Chassahowitzka Campground earlier in the day.

All children were reported in good condition.

The children were found by nearby fishermen on the Chassahowitzka River. They are okay; however, three of the four are showing signs of hypothermia and are being treated by Nature Coast EMS.

“I want to thank the wonderful people of this great community for all of their support during this ordeal,” said Sheriff Prendergast.

“We are very blessed to have such dedicated First Responders along with volunteers who came out to help search for these children. What a great blessing to live in a place like this.”

The children were exploring around their campsite after arriving there with their families earlier today.