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St. Pete man sentenced to 15 years for fatal crash in Clarksville

A St. Petersburg man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the Aug. 22, 2015 crash that killed a Clarksville woman and injured her husband. Circuit Judge Shonna Gay handed down the sentence in Calhoun County court on June 21. After entering a guilty plea, Wesley McHenry, 27, was ordered to serve ten […]
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Bristol man charged with DUI after late night crash on SR 20

A Bristol man has been charged with driving under the influence and property damage following a single-vehicle crash early last week. Kareem E. Walker, 27, was arrested after losing control of his 2012 Buick LaCrosse on SR 20, west of SR 65 shortly before midnight on June 20. According to the FHP report, Walker was […]
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A Hosford man was charged with careless driving after the log truck he was driving overturned on CR 67 at SE Blaze Pine Road, south of Telogia. Jason Eli Jordan, 42, sustained minor injuries and was transported to the emergency room at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital after the June 27 accident, which spilled logs across the roadway […]
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Altha couple hospitalized after crash in Panama City

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor An Altha couple was taken went to Bay Medical Center with serious injuries following back-to-back accidents in Panama City on June 7, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol. Joseph E. Switzer, 74, and his wife, Irmgard, 71,  were at the intersection of Transmitter Road and U.S. 98 […]
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Attorney raises questions about Hosford crash

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The father-in-law of a man whose 2006 GMC Sierra was hit by a deputy’s truck in Hosford Saturday night said the initial report given by the Florida Highway Patrol was inaccurate in failing to show that 26-year-old Travis Strain and one of his passengers were injured. Tallahassee attorney Patrick Murphy […]
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Bristol man killed in head-on crash in Gadsden County

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Bristol man was killed when an oncoming car crossed the center line of the road and struck his vehicle head-on in Gadsden County on May 24, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The fatality was identified as Paul Griffin, 33. Griffin was northbound on SR 267 at 12:14 p.m. […]
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Two crashes, two taken to hospital after fleeing suspect speeds into Liberty County

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Tallahassee woman fleeing Leon County deputies was seriously injured after driving into a tree while a Liberty County Deputy dispatched to Hosford to locate her sustained a cut and bruises when another vehicle pulled into his path and forced him to take evasive action, according to a report from […]
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Man dies after hitting tree off CR 12S Tuesday

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a crash on CR 12S in Bristol that left one man dead Tuesday. The driver’s name was not available at press time, but witnesses at the scene said it appeared to be a man in his early-to-mid 40s. The man was southbound sometime around […]
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FHP identifies Tuesday evening crash fatality

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Leonard Jack Johnson II, 52, of Bristol has been identified as the man killed in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday evening in Liberty County, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol. Johnson died after his southbound Ford Ranger pickup crossed the oncoming lane and hit a tree off CR […]
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Truck rollover blocks SR 71 for over two hours Tuesday

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A truck driver carrying a load of gravel through Calhoun County Tuesday morning escaped injury after losing control of a semi just south of Altha on SR 71.  The vehicle overturned and blocked traffic for more than two hours. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Frederick A. Washington, 48, of […]
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