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13-year-old boy dies after being struck by MCPS maintenance vehicle

A 13-year-old boy has died after he was struck by a Marion County Public Schools maintenance vehicle while trying to cross the road on Thursday morning.

Temporary road closure planned on NW 1st Street

Motorists in Ocala can expect a temporary road closure on NW 1st Street, from NW 59th Avenue to NW 55th Avenue, beginning on September 26 through October 21. Miller Pipeline LLC will be installing a water main, sewer line, sewer manholes, fire hydrants, and reconstructing the roadway.

Driver of SUV killed after colliding with Marion County school bus, tree

The driver of an SUV was killed on Wednesday morning after his vehicle struck a Marion County school bus carrying high school students in Ocala.

Two people killed after private plane crashes in Marion County

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal plane crash that occurred late on Saturday evening in a heavily wooded area between Citra and Orange Springs.

Temporary road closure planned next week on NE 42nd Place in Ocala

Motorists in Ocala can expect a temporary road closure on NE 42nd Place, from the NE 27th Court intersection to the NE 30th Court intersection, beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, September 19 through Sunday, September 25. Commercial Industrial Corp. will be modifying a manhole to operate in conjunction with a new lift station.

Ocala firefighters extinguish semi-truck fire on NW 35th Street, no injuries reported

On Saturday, September 10, at approximately 10 p.m., Ocala firefighters were dispatched to the 2600 block of NW 35th Street due to reports of a vehicle fire.

Emergency repairs to cause temporary lane closures on SW 60th Avenue and SW 38th Street

Due to emergency repairs to the force main at the intersection of SW 60th Avenue and SW 38th Street, Ocala motorists in this area can expect temporary lane closures through today.

Elderly Bronson man killed after SUV collides with box truck in Levy County

An elderly man from Bronson was killed on Tuesday morning after his sports utility vehicle collided with a box truck on U.S. 27 Alternate in Levy County.

Lane, sidewalk closures along S Magnolia Avenue through September 30

Due to construction in the area, lane and sidewalk closures will be in place along S Magnolia Avenue, from State Road 40 to SE 8th Street, beginning on Tuesday, September 6 through Friday, September 30.

Drowsy drivers caused nearly 4,000 crashes in 2021 according to FLHSMV

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles stated that nearly 4,000 crashes in 2021 were caused by motorists who were operating a vehicle while drowsy.

Gainesville bicyclist killed after being struck by car on State Road 24 in Levy County

A 63-year-old woman from Gainesville was killed on Saturday morning after the bicycle she was riding was struck by a car on State Road 24 in Levy County.

Ocala contractor looking for $3.6 million contract with Marion County for resurfacing of CR 314A

Marion County may soon enter into a six-month, $3.6 million contract with an Ocala-based company to resurface County Road 314A, from E State Road 40 to NE Highway 314.

AAA offering free transportation service for impaired drivers through Labor Day

Labor Day weekend is about to start, and AAA is offering a free service for members and non-members to ensure that everyone gets home safely.

Pavement repairs to cause nightly road closure on SW 60th Avenue

Due to pavement repairs, Ocala motorists can expect a temporary road closure on SW 60th Avenue, at the SW 38th Street intersection, beginning at 7 p.m. on September 6 through 6 a.m. on September 7.

Florida Highway Patrol offers safety tips for motorists on Labor Day

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and its division of the Florida Highway Patrol are reminding drivers to exercise caution this Labor Day weekend to ensure that all Floridians ‘Arrive Alive.’

City of Ocala accepting bids for bus wrap advertising on 3 SunTran buses

The City of Ocala is currently accepting bids from for-profit organizations for bus wrap advertising on three SunTran buses.

Two-vehicle crash on SW 60th Street Road sends one driver to hospital

One driver was hospitalized on Monday evening following a two-vehicle crash that occurred on SW 60th Street Road in Ocala.

One person extricated after two-vehicle crash in Ocala

One person was extricated following a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Sunday evening at the intersection of SW 3rd Place and SW 27th Avenue in Ocala.

Two killed after sedan veers off I-75, strikes trees in Alachua County

Two people traveling on Interstate 75 in Alachua County were killed on Friday after their vehicle left the roadway and struck several trees.

Semi-truck transporting cooking oil catches fire on Interstate 75 in Ocala

Motorists traveling on Interstate 75 experienced a slower commute on Friday morning after a semi-truck transporting cooking oil caught on fire.

Temporary road closure planned on NE 42nd Place in Ocala

Motorists in Ocala can expect a temporary road closure on NE 42nd Place, from the NE 27th Court intersection to the NE 30th Court intersection, beginning at 7 a.m. on August 29 through September 5.

Ocala Fire Rescue responds to separate I-75, SW Ocala crashes

Ocala Fire Rescue responded to the scenes of two separate vehicle accidents on Wednesday evening that occurred less than an hour apart.

Ocala motorists can expect road closure along SE Magnolia Avenue through September 2

Due to the repair of an underground depression, Ocala motorists can expect a road closure along SE Magnolia Avenue, from SE Broadway Street to SE Fort King Street, beginning today through Friday, September 2.

Nightly road closure on SW 60th Avenue extended through September 2

Due to construction of the City of Ocala’s lift station upgrade project, the nightly road closure at the intersection of SW 60th Avenue and SW 38th Street has been extended through September 2. The road closure will occur between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. on the affected dates.