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FL Police Officer Steven Greco ID’d As Victim In Saturday Morning Double-Fatal I-75 Wrong-Way Broward County Crash

BROWARD COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Curtis Woolwine, of Hollywood, Florida, has been identified as the wrong-way driver responsible for an early morning Saturday double-fatal Interstate 75 crash.

Off-duty Miccosukee police officer, Steven Greco, 40, was operating his personal vehicle on I-75 Saturday when he was struck head-on by Woolwine in western Broward County, authorities said.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Saturday that Woolwine was traveling the wrong way on the highway west of U.S. Route 27 just before 5 a.m. when his 2016 Chevy Sonic collided with Greco’s 2018 Dodge Charger, reports Local10.

Paramedics airlifted Greco to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, where he later died.

Woolwine was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

Troopers said they are investigating whether alcohol was factor in the crash.

Anyone with possible information on the deadly incident should contact police at 911.

Geo quick facts: Broward County is a county in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Florida. According to a 2017 census report, the county had a population of 1,935,878, making it the second-most populous county in Florida and the 15th-most populous county in the United States. The county seat is Fort Lauderdale – Wikipedia.

NC Man Demarcus McManus ID’d As Victim In Friday Fatal Charlotte Shooting

CHARLOTTE, NC. (THECOUNT) — Demarcus McManus has been identified as the victim in a fatal shooting in north Charlotte Friday night.

Police are now saying that a male suspect was taken into custody, according to WCNC.

McManus, 21, was in the 4600 block of Gibbons Link Rd. after 8 p.m. when the fatal shooting occurred on Friday.

The victim was taken to an area hospital suffering from gunshot injuries.

McManus later died from those injuries.

Police responded to the area on a call of an assault with a deadly weapon and found McManus in the roadway with apparent gunshot wounds.

According to officers, around 8:10 p.m. McManus smashed the windows of an unoccupied vehicle on Nathan Drive, then approached a female sitting in a different vehicle which was parked in a driveway on Gibbons Link Road and punched her in the face without provocation. The female informed police that she did not know McManus and the assault was unprovoked.

McManus then continued down Gibbons Link Road where the male suspect drove up in a car. CMPD said as the suspect was driving past, McManus threw himself on to the hood of the suspect’s car, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. The suspect stopped the vehicle and McManus then smashed out the window at which the suspect shot him. The suspect drove down the street for about 100 yards, stopped, and immediately called 911, police said.

When officers arrived the suspect surrendered to the officers and voluntarily went to CMPD Headquarters to speak with Detectives. Officers said the suspect and victim did not know each other, reports WCNC.

THECOUNT.COM has learned, “Robert Demarcus McManus,” age 21, was arrested in Mecklenburg County in May of 2018 on a charge of “Assault On A Female,” according to Mecklenburg Public Records. It is unclear if this is the same individual.

Anyone with information on the deadly shooting should contact police at 911.

Quick geo facts: Charlotte is a major city and commercial hub in North Carolina. Its modern city center (Uptown) is home to the Levine Museum of the New South, which explores post–Civil War history in the South, and hands-on science displays at Discovery Place. Uptown is also known for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which celebrates the sport of auto racing through interactive exhibits and films – wikipedia.

OH Woman Struck By Falling Tree While Driving Vehicle In Cincinnati Feb 6 Dies In Hospital

CINCINNATI, OH. (THECOUNT) — Ellen Grieshop, of Beavercreek, Ohio, has died following a February 6th freak accident where her vehicle was struck by a falling tree in Cincinnati.

Grieshop, 52, was operating a vehicle in Cincinnati earlier this month when a large tree fell, crushing her vehicle and trapping her inside.

First responders deployed the “jaws of life” in a successful effort extract Grieshop from the mangled vehicle.

She was rushed to an area hospital suffering from multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

John Grieshop, the victim’s husband, took to Facebook Saturday to announced the sad news that his wife had passed away in the hospital.

Grieshop was in a coma and on life support before succumbing to her injuries, reports WHIO.

Via GoFundMe:

On Wednesday February 6 at approximately 11:30 am Ellen was on her way to an appt for work in Cincinnati when suddenly a tree fell from the hillside next to the road directly landing on top of her car while she was driving on the road. The car then slammed into another tree on the hillside and subsequently rolled over onto the road. EMT’s were there within 3 minutes due to witnesses calling 911 and were able to extract Ellen from the car using the “jaws of life” which took some time. Ellen was rushed to University of Cincinnati Medical Center where she remains in a coma and on life support in Neuroscience ICU. There has been an outpouring of support for this kind hearted and wonderful lady and her beautiful family. The thoughts, prayers and visits have been so much appreciated by the family and extended family and friends. At this time there are so many phenomenal doctors, nurses and specialists that are giving Ellen 24 hour care. John and family are by her side constantly and will be for an extended period of time. The care and the fact that neither John or Ellen are working at this time/near future means that costs are mounting up. We have set up this site to provide an opportunity for all those that have offered to help in anyway possible. The prayers, visits and thoughts daily are most important and are making a difference in the progress of Ellen and the well being of the family and for that we say thank you so very much. John has mentioned so many times how much he can feel the support of his friends and family and that is carrying him through the darkest hours.

Geo quick facts: Beavercreek is the largest city in Greene County, Ohio, United States, and is the second-largest suburb of Dayton. The population was 45,193 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Beavercreek area was settled in the early 1800s- Wikipedia.

MA Activist Paula Sharaga Wife Of Boston Musician Eric Zinman Killed In Friday Cement Truck VS Bicycle Collision

BOSTON, MA. (THECOUNT) — Paula Sharaga, wife of Boston musician, Eric Zinman, has been identified as the victim struck and killed while operating a bicycle in Boston Friday afternoon.

Sharaga, 69, of Cambridge, was riding on a bicycle in the area of Brookline Avenue & Park Drive, in Boston, MA, when she collided with a cement truck Friday afternoon.

The victim sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to a Boston hospital where she was later pronounced dead of multiple blunt force injuries sustained in the collision.

The driver of the cement truck, a 67-year-old Salem man, was transported to Beth Israel Hospital with unknown injuries.

Authorities are actively investigating this incident, reported Boston25News.

Zinman took to Facebook to break the sad news and announce the cancelation of a performance:

“I am sorry to cancel my performance this Sunday February 17 with Ellwood Epps and New Language Collaborative. My long time 25 year relationship with Paula Sharaga my wife , came to an end today .. Paula was killed in an accident riding her bike near the Fenway in Boston today. No words can describe how I feel.”

Anyone with possible information on the fatal crash should contact police at 911.

Geo quick facts: Boston is Massachusetts’ capital and largest city. Founded in 1630, it’s one of the oldest cities in the U.S. The key role it played in the American Revolution is highlighted on the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile walking route of historic sites that tells the story of the nation’s founding. One stop, former meeting house Faneuil Hall, is a popular marketplace – wikipedia.

Jacksonville Teens ID’d As Saturday Victims In Fatal Fiery Single-Vehicle Mustang Crash

JACKSONVILLE, FL. (THECOUNT) — Lenny Espinal-Medina has been identified as the teen killed in an early Saturday morning single-vehicle crash in Jacksonville, Florida.

Espinal-Medina, 17, died in the fiery crash that also injured driver, 18-year-old Naafay Fazli, and passenger, 16-year-old Jason Ortueta.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Fazli was operating a Mustang on the Southside Connector exit ramp to Regency Square Blvd, just after 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, when he lost control, crossed centerlines, rolled over several times, before coming to a rest on an embankment entrance ramp.

The teen became entrapped in the Ford following the violent crash.

Fazli suffered critical injuries and was transported to an area hospital along with his passenger, Ortueta, who was transported with serious injuries.

Espinal-Medina died at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma and fire related injuries.

According to FHP, charges are pending in the fatal collision.

Anyone with possible information on the deadly crash may contact police at 911.

Geo quick facts: Jacksonville is a large city in northeastern Florida where the St. John’s River meets the Atlantic Ocean. A regional business center, it has many museums and cultural offerings. Swimming and surfing are popular at nearby barrier island beaches such as Jacksonville Beach and Neptune Beach. Championship golf courses in the area include Ponte Vedra Beach’s TPC Sawgrass, headquarters of the PGA Tour – wikipedia.

Toronto Mother Veronika Mrhova Dies In Hospital After Found Shot Inside Mercedes Benz Sunday

TORONTO, CAN. (THECOUNT) — Toronto resident, Veronika Mrhova, has been identified as the young mother found suffering from gunshot injuries inside a white Mercedes-Benz in Etobicoke, Toronto, Canada, on Sunday morning.

Mrhova, 24, was rushed to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead on Friday.

According to Toronto police, officers were dispatched to a call of shots fired in the area of Park Lawn Rd & Lake Shore Blvd W, in Toronto before 7 a.m. last Sunday.

Upon arrival, officers found a female victim suffering from gunshot injuries inside a Mercedes-Benz.

Over 20 shell casings were located at the scene of the deadly shooting.

Two people were seen fleeing the scene of the shooting in a dark-coloured SUV heading east on Lake Shore Boulevard West, reports ctvnews.

Mrhova was pronounced dead at the hospital on Friday as a result of multiple gunshot wound injuries.

Suspect descriptions nor a motive in the killing were provided by officials.

Anyone with possible information should contact police at 911.

Geo quick facts: Etobicoke is an administrative district and former city that makes up the western part of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Etobicoke was first settled by Europeans in the 1790s; the municipality grew into city status in the 20th century – Wikipedia.

LA Man Allen-Jada Lynn ID’d As Friday Victim In Fatal Bastrop Single-Vehicle Rollover Crash

BASTROP, LA. (THECOUNT) — Allen-Jada Lynn has been identified as the victim in a single-Vehicle crash in Morehouse Parish late Friday morning.

Lynn, 42, was killed in a crash occurring on U.S. 425, in Bastrop, LA, on Thursday after 11 a.m.

According to Louisiana State Police, Lynn was operating a vehicle on Highway 425, when for unknown reasons, his vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway.

Lynn’s vehicle then entered a ditch, hit an embankment, and rolled several times.

Lynn was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries consistent with the violent crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with possible information on the deadly wreck should contact police at 911.

Family members and friends took to Facebook to remember the beloved man:

According to social media, Lynn worked as an alignment specialist at Holt Chevrolet. He attended Central Louisiana Technical Community College and Bastrop High School.

Geo quick facts: Bastrop is the largest city and the parish seat of Morehouse Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 11,365 at the 2010 census, a decrease of 1,623 from the 12,988 tabulation of 2000. The population of Bastrop is 73 percent African American – Wikipedia.

AZ Woman Nicole Nicholson ID’d As Body Found Wednesday On Phoenix Street

PHOENIX, AZ. (THECOUNT) — Phoenix police say Nicole Nicholson was found dead shortly before noon on Wednesday.

The body of Nicholson, 22, was discovered near W Missouri Ave & N 23rd Ave, In Phoenix, Arizona.

Her vehicle was found nearby the body, reports AZfamily.

No other information was immediately provided by officials.

Anyone with possible information on this incident should contact police at 911.

Geo quick facts: Phoenix is the capital of the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona. Known for its year-round sun and warm temperatures, it anchors a sprawling, multicity metropolitan area known as the Valley of the Sun. It’s known for high-end spa resorts, Jack Nicklaus–designed golf courses and vibrant nightclubs. Other highlights include the Desert Botanical Garden, displaying cacti and numerous native plants – wikipedia.

FAA Announces “Major” Small Drone Policy Change

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) posted a rule in the Federal Register requiring small drone owners to display the FAA-issued registration number on an outside surface of the aircraft. Owners and operators may no longer place or write registration numbers in an interior compartment. The rule is effective on February 25. The markings must be in place for any flight after that date.

When the FAA first required registration of small drones in 2015, the agency mandated that the registration marking be readily accessible and maintained in readable condition. The rule granted some flexibility by permitting the marking to be placed in an enclosed compartment, such as a battery case, if it could be accessed without the use of tools.

Subsequently, law enforcement officials and the FAA’s interagency security partners have expressed concerns about the risk a concealed explosive device might pose to first responders upon opening a compartment to find a drone’s registration number. The FAA believes this action will enhance safety and security by allowing a person to view the unique identifier directly without handling the drone.

This interim final rule does not change the original acceptable methods of external marking, nor does it specify a particular external surface on which the registration number must be placed. The requirement is that it can be seen upon visual inspection of the aircraft’s exterior.

The FAA has issued this requirement as an Interim Final Rule—a rule that takes effect while also inviting public comment. The FAA issues interim final rules when delaying implementation of the rule would be impractical, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest. In this case, the agency has determined the importance of mitigating the risk to first responders outweighs the minimal inconvenience this change may impose on small drone owners, and justifies implementation without a prior public comment period.

The FAA will consider comments from the public on this Interim Final Rule, and will then review any submissions to determine if the provisions of the ultimate Final Rule should be changed. The 30-day comment period will end on March 15, 2019. To submit comments, go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for “RIN 2120-AL32.”

As Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao promised last month, the FAA also posted proposed new rules to let drones fly routinely at night and over people, and to further integrate them safely into the nation’s airspace. The comment period for these proposals is now open and ends on April 15.

VA Man Shawn Parrish ID’d As Victim In Thursday Dinwiddie Motorcycle-VS-Vehicle Collision

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — Shawn M. Parrish, of McKenney, VA, has been identified as the victim in a two-vehicle crash along U.S. 1 in Dinwiddie County on Valentine’s Day.

Virginia State Police troopers say they were called to the scene of a crash at the intersection of Route 1 and Route 460 just after 6:30 p.m., Thursday.

Parrish, 37, was operating a motorcycle along Route 1 when he struck a minivan attempting to perform a left hand turn onto Route 460.

The vehicle was driven by 18-year-old Ojeda M. Martinez, of North Dinwiddie.

Parrish transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead of multiple blunt force injuries.

Officials said Martinez, who was wearing her seat belt, was not hurt.

Official said charges may be filed in the crash, reports WTVR.

The crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with possible information on the deadly incident should contact police at 911.

Geo quick facts: Dinwiddie is a small unincorporated community and the county seat of Dinwiddie County, Virginia, United States – Wikipedia.