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ATV driver in critical condition after Collier County crash

A man is in critical condition after crashing his ATV. The 26-year-old was heading west on 27th Ave NE, which is west of Everglades Blvd. The ATV hit a mailbox and overturned on 27th Ave NE. The man was transported to the hospital and is in critical condition. The Florida Highway Patrol no longer releases […]

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Naples man seriously injured in crash

A Naples man was seriously injured in a crash late Thursday night. According to Florida Highway Patrol, three young people were traveling south in a car on Carica Road, approaching Sandpine Drive in Collier County. FHP says the driver, a 16-year-old girl, lost control of the car and veered off the roadway. She hit a […]

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One driver caught up in 8-car Punta Gorda crash speaks

A 23-year-old Fort Myers man is facing seven counts of DUI with property damage for causing a crash in Punta Gorda on Saturday, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The crash happened shortly before noon. WINK News spoke to one of the drivers who was caught up in the eight-car crash. Destroyed cars, ambulances and a […]

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Punta Gorda man dies after suffering critical injuries in April crash

A Punta Gorda man has died after fighting for his life in the hospital for weeks. This crash happened on the morning of April 12. According to Florida Highway Patrol, a truck carrying a trailer was traveling west on CR-760 in DeSoto County, approaching SW Nipper Avenue. The trailer detached from the pickup truck. Meanwhile, […]

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Truck strikes, kills 3-year-old boy walking along Florida pier

A 3-year-old boy was struck and killed by a pickup truck while walking across a Florida pier, authorities said Sunday. The boy was behind a parked car on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Fishing Pier, and started walking toward his family across the northbound lanes of the pier on Saturday night, according to the Florida Highway […]

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4-year-old girl among 3 dead in Volusia crash on I-95, troopers say

Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol are investigating a deadly crashing Sunday morning involving a van that was carrying 11 people when it crashed on Interstate 95 in Volusia County. Troopers said the 2000 Ford passenger van drifted off the road around 5:30 a.m. near Ormond Beach and overturned in the northbound lanes. The van […]

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Lehigh Acres teen seriously injured in vehicle crash, FHP says

A 16-year-old teen from Lehigh Acres was injured in a vehicle crash on Monday. The crash occurred on Daniels Parkway near Westlinks Drive shortly after 6 p.m., according to a Florida Highway Patrol news release. The teen was eastbound on Daniels Parkway behind two vehicles that slowed for traffic. The teen didn’t slow for traffic […]

Lehigh Acres man wants a traffic light at dangerous intersection on SR-82

A man is fighting for a stoplight at a Lehigh Acres intersection where he and his family had a close brush with death. Paul Torres said he and his family were involved in a crash on State Road 82 and Blackstone Drive — an intersection that has already proven to be a deadly one. WINK […]

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Collier County man catches fiery, deadly crash on camera

A deadly crash on Sunday evening at Airport Pulling Road and Progress Avenue was caught on camera. The man who captured the video says he saw everything. The car went up in flames and began billowing smoke. The wreck caused many who were driving the busy stretch of road to stop and look, including Andre […]