FL BMX Rider Kyle Creedon ID’d As Victim In Wednesday Lakeland Fatal Bicycle Collision

POLK COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Kyle Creedon, of Winter Haven, Florida, has been identified as the bicyclist in a fatal Jeep-versus-BMX collision Wednesday morning in Polk County.

Creedon, 25, was killed when a bicycle he was riding was struck by a vehicle near Lakeland Wednesday morning.

According to reports, Creedon was operating a BMX bicycle on K-Ville Ave near Fields Road in Lakeland, when he was struck from behind by a Jeep Cherokee, operated by 60-year-old Bruce Thornhill of Winter Haven around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Creedon was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma.

It is unclear if anyone was cited at the scene.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Creedon:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Polk County is located in the U.S. state of Florida. The county population was 602,095, as of the 2010 census. Its county seat is Bartow, and its largest city is Lakeland. Polk County comprises the Lakeland–Winter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

FL Man Robert Keahey ID’d As Pedestrian In Monday Night Tallahassee Fatal Vehicle Strike

LEON COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Robert Keahey, of Tallahassee, Florida, has been identified as the pedestrian in a fatal vehicle strike Monday night in Leon County.

Keahey, 54, was killed after he was struck by a vehicle in Tallahassee Monday night.

According to reports, Keahey was on-foot in the area of Wilson Green Boulevard near Crawfordville Highway, when he was fatally struck by a vehicle Monday night around 8:30 p.m.

The driver of the vehicle remained on-scene and full cooperated with officials, however, the cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.

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

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Geo quick facts: Leon County is a county in the Panhandle of the U.S. state of Florida. It was named after the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León. As of the 2010 census, the population was 275,487. The county seat is Tallahassee, which is also the state capital and home to many politicians, lobbyists, jurists, and attorneys – Wikipedia.

FL Woman Alexa Nix ID’d As Suspect In Saturday Night Deadly Jeep-VS-Motorcycle Hit-And-Run

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Alexa Elisabella Nix, of Clearwater, Florida, has been identified as the suspect arrested in a hit-and-run vehicle crash that killed a motorcyclist on Saturday night in Pinellas County.

Nix, 24, was taken into custody following a fatal hit-and-run vehicle-versus-motorcycle collision near Largo Saturday night.

According to reports, Nix was operating a Jeep Cherokee on South Missouri Avenue near Bayview Drive in Largo, when the vehicle came into contact with a motorcycle around 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Nix then fled the scene.

The operator of the Can-Am motorcycle, who has not yet been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

Nix was later located and arrested.

Nix remains jailed as of Sunday morning on a $40,500 bail.

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Pinellas County is a county located on the west central coast of the state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 916,542. The county is part of the Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. Clearwater is the county seat, and St. Petersburg is the largest city – Wikipedia.

FL Man Zachary Filippo ID’d As Victim In Monday Morning Boca Raton Fatal Range Rover Crash

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Zachary Filippo, of Boca Raton, Florida, has been identified as the victim in a Monday morning fatal vehicle crash in Palm Beach County.

Filippo, 20, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Boca Raton early Monday morning.

According to reports, Filippo was operating a 2017 Range Rover on Jog Road near Yamato Road, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 2:30 a.m. Monday. The vehicle then made contact with a utility pole.

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

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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

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Geo quick facts: Palm Beach County stretches from Florida’s Atlantic coast into the state’s rural center and includes the northern edge of the Everglades national park. Its coastline has numerous golf courses and sandy beaches. Industrialist Henry Flagler’s grand 1902 mansion in the town of Palm Beach is now a museum. Some of the town’s other Gilded Age mansions have tunnels that lead to the shore – wikipedia.

‘Dangerous Situation!’ Florida State U ‘Shelter In Place’ Amid ‘Armed Intruder’ On Campus Monday

TALLAHASSEE, FL. (THECOUNT) — Police at Florida State University have issued a campus-wide “shelter-in-place,” to students and staff member as they pursue a potential armed suspect.

FSU officials tweeted the emergency alert out at 11:45 a.m., stating “Dangerous Situation! A dangerous or life threatening situation exists on the FSU Campus. Seek shelter now.”

VIA FSU:

SeminoleSAFE @KeepFSUSafe:

FSU ALERT!* Dangerous Situation! A dangerous or life threatening situation exists on the FSU Campus. Seek shelter now.

FSU later stated that officers were in pursuit of a male subject wearing shorts and shirts, traveling on foot in the direction of Stadium Drive fro Jackson Bluff Road. He is potentially armed with a handgun.

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GEo quick facts: Tallahassee is the state capital of Florida. The Capitol Complex includes the restored Historic Capitol, now a museum with displays on political history. The 1970s Capitol tower offers city views from its 22nd-floor observation deck. Nearby, exhibits at the Museum of Florida History cover European colonization, the Civil War and WWII. The city’s antebellum mansions include the 1843 Knott House Museum – wikipedia.

FL State U Dean Dr Karen Laughlin Dies Following Saturday Commencement Ceremony

TALLAHASSEE, FL. (THECOUNT) — Dr. Karen Laughlin, dean of undergraduate studies at Florida State University, died suddenly, according to school officials.

Laughlin, 70, passed away after assisting in presenting 5,600 bachelor’s degrees to spring graduates during FSU’s virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday.

FSU President John Thrasher released the following statement on Laughlin’s passing:

“I was so sorry to hear of Dr. Laughlin’s passing,” he said. “Karen was committed to ensuring that the university continued to give a high priority to undergraduate education and to helping provide FSU’s undergraduate students with the richest possible educational experience. She will be missed terribly.”

Laughlin was in charge of the Division of Undergraduate Studies for the past 17 years. She was tenured as an associate professor of English.

A cause of death was not provided.

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GEo quick facts: Tallahassee is the state capital of Florida. The Capitol Complex includes the restored Historic Capitol, now a museum with displays on political history. The 1970s Capitol tower offers city views from its 22nd-floor observation deck. Nearby, exhibits at the Museum of Florida History cover European colonization, the Civil War and WWII. The city’s antebellum mansions include the 1843 Knott House Museum – wikipedia.

FL Businessman On Coronavirus Deathbed Says Cured ‘Overnight’ Doing This

MIAMI SHORES, FL. (THECOUNT) — Jade Range VP, Rio Giardinieri, of Miami Shores, Florida, claims he was on his deathbed, suffering from a severe case of coronavirus, when he was cured “overnight,” after being administered arthritis medicine, hydroxychloroquine.

Giardinieri claims he was admitted into ICU while suffering extreme difficulty in breathing, a high fever and body pain, after he believes he contracted COVID-19 at a conference in New York.

He had a fever for five days, horrendous back pain, headache, cough, and tiredness. He was sleeping about 15 hours a day when he’s used to getting five hours a night, reports FOX10.

“I was at the point where I was barely able to speak and breathing was very challenging. I really thought my end was there. I had been through nine days of solid pain and for me, the end was there. So I made some calls to say in my own way goodbye to my friends and family.” A dear friend immediately sent him a recent article about hydroxychloroquine, an old anti-malaria medicine proven successful to treat COVID-19 patients overseas, and insisted he take the drug.

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Giardinieri says his doctors did not want to see him so he drove to Joe DiMaggio hospital in South Florida, near his home, and nearly passed out waiting to get tested. Doctors diagnosed him with pneumonia and coronavirus. They put him on oxygen in the ICU but he says he was still unable to breathe. After more than a week, he says doctors told him there was really nothing more they could do. Friday evening, he said goodbye to his wife and three children.

“I was at the point where I was barely able to speak and breathing was very challenging. I really thought my end was there. I had been through nine days of solid pain and for me, the end was there. So I made some calls to say in my own way goodbye to my friends and family.” A dear friend immediately sent him a recent article about hydroxychloroquine, an old anti-malaria medicine proven successful to treat COVID-19 patients overseas, and insisted he take the drug.

So, Giardinieri reached out to an infectious disease doctor. “He gave me all the reasons why I would probably not want to try it because there are no trials, there’s no testing, it was not something that was approved. And I said look I don’t know if I’m going to make it until the morning because at that point I really thought I was coming to the end because I couldn’t breathe anymore. He agreed and authorized the use of it and 30 minutes later the nurse gave it to me.

”An hour after an IV with the medicine, he says his heart felt like it was beating out of his chest. “They had to come in and get me calmed down and take care of me. I had another episode about two hours later where I just got to the point where I couldn’t breathe and my heart was pounding again so they gave me some Benadryl through the system and something else. I’m not sure what it was. It allowed me to go to sleep and when I woke up at exactly 4:45 in the morning, I woke up like nothing ever happened.”Miraculously, he’s since had no fever or pain, feels fine and he’s able to breathe again.

Giardinieri says doctors now believe those episodes were not a reaction to the medicine but the virus progressing in his body. “To me, there was no doubt in mind that I wouldn’t make it until morning,” says Giardinieri. “So to me the drug saved my life.”

On FOX 11’s “The Issue Is,” this week, Oncologist Dr. Paul Song says while using hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 is still preliminary, it’s extremely compelling and hopeful with such an infectious virus.“A lot of people are walking around shedding viruses unknowingly and if you can’t eliminate this from the body in such a short period of time, then the potential to infect others is greatly diminished,” says Dr. Song.

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Geo quick facts: Miami Shores is a village in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States – Wikipedia.

FL Man Peter William Kussman ID’d As Victim In Tuesday Gainesville Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA. (THECOUNT) — Peter William Kussman, of Altamonte Springs, Florida, has been identified as the victim in an early Tuesday vehicle crash.

Kussman, 36, was killed, and his passenger, 25-year-old David James Makey, seriously injured, in a crash on Interstate 75 near Gainesville Tuesday morning.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Kussman was operating a Ford Explorer traveling on I-75, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 3 a.m. Tuesday. The vehicle then overcorrected and rolled over, ejecting both men.

Makey was transported to an area hospital in serious condition.

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

Neither victim were wearing seatbelts at the time of the violent crash.

The investigation into the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Gainesville is a city in northern Florida. It’s known for the University of Florida. Set on the sprawling campus, the Florida Museum of Natural History houses fossils and ethnographic exhibits. It includes the Butterfly Rainforest, home to hundreds of free-flying butterflies and birds. Harn Museum of Art has a huge collection of Asian and African works. The Matheson History Museum has a vintage postcard collection – wikipedia.

Heavy Police Presence Spotted Union Park N. Econlockhatchee Trail Near E. Colonial

UNION PARK, FL. (THECOUNT) — A heavy police presence has been spotted arriving near N. Econlockhatchee Trail and E. Colonial, in Union Park, Florida Friday morning.

The reason of the response is unknown at this time.

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Geo quick facts: Orlando, a city in central Florida, is home to more than a dozen theme parks. Chief among its claims to fame is Walt Disney World, comprised of parks like the Magic Kingdom and Epcot, as well as water parks. Another major destination, Universal Orlando, offers Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter straddling both – wikipedia.

FL Man Seiji Esquivel ID’d As Victim In Wednesday Night Fatal Bradenton Motorcycle Crash

BRADENTON, FL. (THECOUNT) — Seiji Esquivel, of Sarasota, Florida, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Wednesday night motorcycle crash in Manatee County.

Esquivel, 30, died Wednesday night following a motorcycle crash on Cortez Road in Bradenton.

According to troopers, Esquivel was operating a Yamaha motorcycle on Cortez Road at a high rate of speed around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, when an SUV performed a left hand turn in his path.

Esquivel collided with the SUV and was ejected from the bike.

Esquivel was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased, reports MySunCoast.

In 2011, Esquivel, then 20, was wanted on an Immigration and Customs (ICE) hold. It is unclear if he was still outstanding at the time of the deadly crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Bradenton is a Florida city on the Manatee River, south of Tampa. The South Florida Museum has natural and cultural history exhibits. It also encompasses the Bishop Planetarium and Parker Manatee Aquarium. The nearby Riverwalk park stretches along the water. Galleries, studios and shops occupy colorfully restored 1920s and ‘30s cottages in the Village of the Arts – wikipedia.