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Sara Zamora Is A Sick Bitch, She Created Animal Snuff Films April 8, 2014

Filed under: Amazing,Animal Abuse,Bizzarre,Death,Florida Nut,Sad Story,Sick,WTF? — floridaduh @ 7:54 pm

A Miami woman took fetish pornography to a disturbing extreme, police say — repeatedly decapitating live chickens and killing rabbits while engaging in sex acts during the filming of an animal torture video.

SIMG_20140405_154810_zpsvvfsuu7rara Zamora, 28, was arrested Friday on eight felony counts of animal cruelty for her feature role in a video called “SOS Barn” that a Miami-Dade police arrest report described in gory, stomach-turning detail.

“The chicken is enduring extreme pain and suffering during this process,” according to the arrest report.

The video clips — filmed for a twisted animal torture genre called “crush” — depicted her and other porn actresses “torturing and killing a wide variety of animals, including chickens, rabbits and more for the sexual gratification of its viewers,” according to police.

The barnyard snuff video was filmed at the South Miami-Dade home of Adam Redford, according to the police report, who is listed as a co-defendant. He is already on probation for a similar animal cruelty case in Lee County last year but had not been charged in the Miami-Dade case as of Friday night.

Redford, a boat captain who claims on his website to have filmed a variety of videos “related to South Florida fishing,” said he knew nothing about Zamora’s case.

“I haven’t seen or talked to her in close to a year,” Redford said.

Detectives from Miami-Dade’s agricultural unit learned of the video clips from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a prominent animal rights group.

Stephanie Bell, director of cruelty cases for PETA, called the arrest “excellent news. We have been waiting for this.”

Bell said the group also had tipped off authorities in Redford’s case in Lee County, where she said he had moved. Bell said such videos, graphically depicting animal torture and death, are illegal under state and federal laws.

“These videos are unfortunately in demand and it’s hard to fathom that anyone would produce or enjoy them,” she said.

In one clip of “SOS Barn,” Miami-Dade police say, Zamora gropes a man’s genitals with her left hand while “repeatedly cutting a chicken’s neck using hedge clippers with her right.” In others, she posed “in a sexy outfit” after hacking off the head of another screaming bird, or she beat chickens to death with a wooden stick.

Chickens weren’t the only victims. She also karate-chopped the necks of several rabbits as they howled in pain, according to the report, then admitted to killing them.

On the Internet, Zamora goes by the moniker Gloria Shynez. On a website called Model Mayhem, Zamora claims she has been “modeling” since age 19. Her rates are flexible.

“My middle-eastern look distinguishes from many models and I am so excited to see what fun, beautiful shots we create together!” she writes.

Zamora was arrested while already in jail. She had been on probation on two separate cases, on charges including grand-theft with a firearm, credit card fraud, possession of a fictitious driver’s license and cocaine possession. If convicted on the animal cruelty charges, she could face up to five years in prison on each count.

She had been in jail for the past month after failing a probation drug test but would likely have been released Friday “if not for the fickle finger of fate,” said defense attorney Theodore Mastos.

On Friday, Miami-Dade prosecutor Jason Pizzo informed the court and Mastos of the new charges. Mastos, while questioning whether the state could mount a “viable prosecution,” told the Miami Herald he was shown portions of the video outside court during a brief hearing.

“I’m glad I didn’t have breakfast because I would have puked all over the place,” said Mastos, who used to prosecute pornography cases in the 1970s. “It was disgusting.”

As for Redford, he is on probation in a 2013 case on charges of causing the cruel death and torturing of animals in Lee County. On Friday, he acknowledged the earlier arrest was a matter of public record but that “it had been resolved.”

So-called “crush” animal torture videos aren’t new and have been the target of past legal crackdowns. In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law that outlawed depictions of animals being “intentionally maimed, mutilated, tortured, wounded, or killed,” saying it was too broad and violated the right to free speech.

The federal law had been aimed at videos that often depict women slowly crushing animals to death “with their bare feet or while wearing high heeled shoes,” sometimes while “talking to the animals in a kind of dominatrix patter,” the opinion read.

But the 2010 decision did not apply to the actual acts themselves of extreme cruelty to animals — and did not preclude the passing of future laws that narrowly applied to crush videos.

 

 

Vampires, nudists, snakes: Nobody does wacky like Florida April 7, 2014

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By: Scott Maxwell

Last week, news broke that a congressional candidate in Gainesville had a secret pastime: impersonating vampires. And superheroes.

Some people would call this nutty.

In Florida, we just call it Tuesday.

Seriously, that’s not even our highest-profile vampire story. Remember the “vampire killings” from Lake County?

Some of our stories are heartbreakingly tragic. But so many are also mind-numbingly strange.

In Florida, we do weird the way Kansas does wheat.

Here, giant pet snakes escape. And breed. And then invade our national parks.

We have fish that eat people, alligators that eat people and people who eat people.

Two years ago, when news of the “cannibal attack” broke, the nation let out a collective gasp … until learning it was Miami. Then it all made sense.

We have killer amoebas, hanging chads and diaper-wearing astronauts. (All of which would make awesome rock-band names, by the way.)

We have a town named Christmas … where it never snows. We have the world’s smallest post office and a couple trying to build America’s largest house.

I used to think Florida attracted wacky people. Now I think it creates them.

Take my grandfather, for example.

Early in his life, he was a NASA engineer in Virginia — and as strait-laced and buttoned-down as they came. His passions were photography and crossword puzzles.

Then he moved to Florida. After Grandma died, we worried that our sober and contemplative grandfather would become listless and uninspired.

He became neither of those things. Instead, he became a nudist. (Lending more credence to the notion that it’s never the people you want to see naked at a nudist resort.)

At first, we were all: What the heck, Granddad?

But you know what? He found new life and inspiration. He’d travel down Interstate4 from Ormond Beach to Cypress Cove, where he’d pay strict adherence to the two main rules: Never take pictures, and always place a towel on the bar stool before you sit down.

Florida liberated him. And he spent the remaining, widowed years of his life happy. So you go, Granddad.

By the way, nudity is another one of our weird themes.

•”Nude man found dead on killer whale’s back”

•”Florida Lotto winner seeks to open a nude dude ranch”

•”Blind woman sues nudist colony over heavy dog”

Florida newspapers carry such headlines the way other papers carry horoscopes.

Some of that is understandable. It’s hot down here.

And I don’t mean happy, sand-at-your-toes, wind-in-your-hair hot. I mean sweaty-thighs-stuck-to-your-car-seats, armpit-stains-like-dinner-plates hot. It’s enough to make anyone nutty. And naked.

But it cuts both ways. When it’s hot, it makes us crazy. When it’s pleasant, we attract other states’ crazies. I mean, if it’s January and you’re already planning to run a scam, con or heist, would you rather do it in Buffalo or Boynton Beach?

This state is also lousy with newspapers and TV stations, meaning we have more ink-stained wretches and blow-dried broadcasters than your average state to tell all the weird stories.

Finally, there’s our melting-pot effect.

You simply can’t throw so many different cultures together and not expect some fireworks.

But you know what? That is also part of what makes this state so splendidly unique.

We have character and texture — a bouillabaisse of native and newcomer, sinner and saint, scholar and simpleton.

It’s a fusion that produces a weeklong bacchanalia in Key West and pioneering medical research at the Burnham Institute.

It’s the reason Orlando can turn out just as many people for a Veterans Day parade as it does for Come Out With Pride.

And it explains how a mild-mannered rocket engineer can feel inspired to start a new life by ditching his pocket protector — along with everything else he’s wearing.

And, yes, it’s also how we end up with some of the wackiest politicians in America — including a vampire-impersonating, superhero-mimicking, punk-rock lawyer running for Congress.

Just what we need … another lawyer in Congress.

 

Man wants cremains placed in a jar …. specifically a Duke’s mayonnaise jar April 4, 2014

1396547765000-25148550-BG1“Besides having the best taste in a mayonnaise spread you can get, it’s just always been a part of my life so,” Larry said.

 

Larry loves it so much, he decided to also make it a part of his death. Several years ago, at a funeral of all places, he told his wife Sue, “I looked at her and said you know I think I want to be cremated and put in a Duke’s mayonnaise jar.”

 

“We laughed about it and thought it was kind of a joke,” Sue Clinton said. But Larry’s wife quickly found out he wasn’t joking at all.

 

Larry’s daughter Teresa Clinton-Edge decided it was a wish, she was going to make come true. She contacted Duke’s parent company, C.F. Sauer, not really even expecting a reply.

 

“I get an e-mail from the executive Vice President of C.F. Sauer, saying that they would be honored.”

 

The company sent two glass jars and for that extra special touch of customer service? Custom made labels, with Larry’s full name.

 

“One thing you have to learn is I’m not afraid of death, I’m a Christian and I know what’s going to happen,” Larry said.

 

A little perspective comes from this particular empty jar. Instead of fearing the reality at the end of every life, Larry says why not have a few laughs about it.

 

 

Florida, where the prostitutes will choke you to death if you try to skip on paying

A 19-year-old woman who was working as a prostitute choked a Lake Worth man to death after he tried to stiff her out of money he owed her for sexual services, deputies said.

sfl-escort-appears-in-court-to-face-murder-charge-20140403Andrea Alvira, of Lake Worth, killed Brandon Day, 22, in the early hours of Jan. 15 in a yard in the 5300 block of Rivermill Lane in Lake Worth, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.

Alvira, who faces a charge of second-degree murder, told investigators a story they didn’t believe: that she had met Day in a nearby park and that he’d offered to give her a ride after a john had stood her up.

According to the arrest report, Alvira told investigators she attacked Day after he pushed her to the ground, raped her, and took off running after robbing her.

Detectives said there was no evidence to support her allegations against Day.

Instead, detectives determined that Day and Alvira had arranged to meet at the community clubhouse in the Rivermill development, and that Alvira would provide sexual services for a fee.

Detectives said Alvira did her part, but that Day tried to run away without paying her, the report stated. Alvira chased Day into a yard, where she dropped him by hitting him in the neck. She got on top of Day’s chest and forced her knees into his throat, suffocating him, detectives said.

Investigators looked at Alvira’s cell phone, which showed that she and Day had sent text messages to each other to arrange a meeting.

When deputies arrived at the scene, Alvira was “sitting in the grass next to the victim who was unresponsive and believed to be deceased,” the report said.

An investigation into the death ensued, with a medical examiner ruling on March 26 that Day’s death was a homicide.

Alvira was arrested Wednesday. She remained in the Palm Beach County Jail on Thursday, according to the Sheriff’s Office online booking blotter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to the arrest report, Alvira told investigators she attacked Day after he pushed her to the ground, raped her, and took off running after robbing her.

Detectives said there was no evidence to support her allegations against Day.

 

Guard sees body on the pavement, figures it’s an April Fools gag and tosses it in a dumpster. Joke’s on him. It was a real body April 3, 2014

untitledRonald Benjamin was working as the front desk clerk at Peterborough apartments, a downtown high-rise for the elderly, when he stepped outside for a smoke early Wednesday and saw the body of a 96-year-old woman lying in the parking lot.

Benjamin, 61, didn’t think it was a body. He thought it was a mannequin and someone was playing an April Fools’ Day prank on him. He went back inside.

About an hour-and-a-half later, at 6 a.m., his relief, Rose Anne Beavers, 62, arrived at the 16-story apartment building at 440 Fourth Ave. N.

Beavers believed it was a body. But Benjamin told her it was a joke, St. Petersburg police spokesman Mike Puetz said.

Then, Benjamin, Beavers and a third employee decided if it were a prank it needed to be removed from the parking lot, Puetz said. They decided the blood they saw underneath the body was red paint.

Benjamin enlisted the help of a couple delivering newspapers, and they and Benjamin dumped the body into a trash bin.

Two hours later, at 8 a.m., maintenance worker Johnny Williams, 42, arrived for work, Puetz said. Benjamin was gone, and Beavers told him what happened. Williams looked at the blood and thought it was no joke. He looked in the trash bin and recognized the body for what it was, and someone called the police.

Puetz said when investigators went to woman’s 16th-floor apartment, they found a suicide note and a stool she used to climb over the balcony wall.

Detectives have not found the woman’s family to notify them of her death.

Residents of the 153-unit building said she was from England, and that she sometimes talked about World War II. One said she had lived at the 62-and-over subsidized independent living facility for at least 20 years.

“We’re tore over it,” resident Frances O. Watts, 82, said. “You just want to sit down and cry.”

“I feel bad for her, I do feel bad for her,” said Randy D. Crowley, 47, who lives at Peterborough because of a brain injury.

 

A man is accused of slapping his ex-girlfriend and fatally kicking her miniature pinscher March 29, 2014

fl-animal-cruelty-hollywood-20140327-001Alijon Akbar, 38, of Encino, Calif., faces charges of causing cruel death, pain and suffering to an animal and domestic violence in connection with a 2011 incident, authorities said. He was extradited from California and booked into Broward County jail on Wednesday, records show.

During his first-appearance court hearing Thursday, Akbar was ordered held on a $17,500 bond.

“He had no idea that a warrant was going to be issued, so he did not abscond at any point during the investigation or subsequent to the investigation in this case,” said his attorney, Brett Schwartz. “He wants to see this through.”

In February 2011, police say that Akbar terrified his former girlfriend’s cats and caused the death of her dog, named Karma, according to a Hollywood police report.

The woman got rid of a long-haired feline because Akbar was allergic to it, but kept two other cats, which police say Akbar treated “cruelly.”

Akbar screamed at the animals, stomped on the floor when the pets would try to go into the woman’s bedroom and used a broom to remove them from under the bed, the report said.

The cats grew so scared that they often hid in their covered litter boxes and developed staph infections, the report said. One of the cats was euthanized after the infection grew severe, it said.

The woman then gave away her last remaining cat, but got a new dog when Akbar appeared to approve of it, police said.

Akbar moved out of the home, but eventually returned a year and a half later. During one instance in 2011, Akbar told his ex-girlfriend that he struck the dog with a broom and caused a swollen eye and a cut beneath it after the animal defecated under a couch, the report said.

Akbar told her it was an accident, but admitted that the dog slid under the couch because it was “terrified” of him, it said. Following that incident, Akbar and the woman had a discussion about the dog and he allegedly asked her to spank it to discipline it, police said.

During the discussion, Akbar slapped his ex-girlfriend in the face, and both agreed that he had to move out, authorities said.

As Akbar packed his belongings for the move, the dog tried to run out of the apartment and bit Akbar as he tried to detain the dog. Police say Akbar kicked Karma and put it in its crate. Upon returning from work, the woman found her dog dead and called police.

Akbar admitted to a detective that he kicked Karma, the report said. A necropsy of the dog’s body showed Karma had died from “blunt trauma, liver fracture with abdominal hemorrhage, and hypovolemic shock.”

 

Florida couple married for 45 years dies minutes apart .. final chapter of 45-year romantic adventure March 22, 2014

Filed under: Amazing,Beautiful,Death,Interesting,That's Nice,Unusual — floridaduh @ 3:57 pm

fl-game-warden-dies-jpg-20140318In more than four decades of married life, Tom Shirley, a former state game warden, explored the Everglades — and more distant locales — with his wife Naomi at his side.

Saturday, the couple embarked on their final adventure together. They died separately at the same hospital, 15 minutes apart, unknown to each other.

Tom Shirley, 83, was taken to the Cleveland Clinic with heart problems Saturday afternoon. Naomi Shirley, 75, succumbed to a heart attack herself after being summoned from their Southwest Ranches home for what doctors said may be a last visit with her husband.

“On her way to the hospital, she passed away with a heart attack,” said their son, Troy. His father had died about 15 minutes earlier.

“It’s profoundly sad, but except for being so sad it’s truly romantic,” friend Barbara Jean Powell said.

“Dad didn’t know that she had passed, and she didn’t know that he had passed,” Troy Shirley said. “I don’t understand it, but it’s beautiful.”

Tom Shirley was widely known among Everglades supporters, both in government and private circles. For 30 years, from 1955 through 1985, he worked in the Everglades as a game warden for the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, which later became the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

“Tom was passionate about Everglades restoration,” Powell said.

“He had been involved in Everglades issues for decades, every aspect of them,” said Jorge Gutierrez, past president of the Everglades Coordinating Council. “He was exploring God’s creation.”

Tom Shirley was born in Texas and moved to South Florida at age 3. He discovered the Everglades as a young man when he drove there in his first car. He later owned a camp north of Alligator Alley.

“He fell in love with the Everglades,” Troy Shirley said. “He spent a lot of time there, him and mom both.”

Naomi Shirley was born in West Virginia and later moved to Hialeah. The couple met at the drug store where Naomi worked. They married in 1969, and Naomi Shirley worked as a nurse until her retirement.

During his years as a game warden, Tom Shirley witnessed the transition of the Everglades from wild and woolly exploitation to restoration of environmental damage. “He saw a great deal of that transformation,” said Chuck Collins, the FWC’s South Florida regional director. “They didn’t realize the value of the wetlands back then.”

After leaving the game commission, Tom Shirley wrote a book about his experiences, “Everglades Patrol.”

“His life was just a book of its own,” said Freddy Fisikelli, another former president of the Everglades Coordinating Council. “He was out in the glades probably just before anybody.”

During his retirement, Tom Shirley operated an airboat tour business, offered transportation services to the Everglades for government and environmental groups, and worked with movie producers filming in the Everglades. Besides spending time at their camp, the Shirleys enjoyed wilderness treks in the Amazon and Africa.

“Him and his wife, they went everywhere together,” Fisikelli said.

About a year ago Tom Shirley underwent open heart surgery, followed by a lengthy rehabilitation. On Saturday, he felt weak and was taken by ambulance to the Cleveland Clinic in Weston. His wife, who her son said had trouble getting around, stayed home and kept in touch with the hospital. Later that night the hospital called to say Tom Shirley was close to death.

Naomi Shirley tried to drive to the clinic but was felled by a heart attack herself. She was taken by ambulance to the hospital and died within 15 minutes of her husband.

“It must have been such a surprise to him to get to the other side and see her waiting for him,” Powell said.

Collins is arranging an FWC honor guard to attend the couple’s memorial service. “He was truly a legend,” he said.

The couple are survived by four children: Tommy, of DeLand; Troy, of Ocala; Melanie Davis, of Fort Lauderdale; and Ray, of Marble Falls, Texas; and eight living grandchildren. A memorial service will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Fred Hunter’s Funeral Home, 2401 S. University Drive, Davie. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, followed by interment at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clewiston.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Florida Wildlife Federation.

 

Police identify man who drowned trying to grab remote-controlled speedboat March 17, 2014

sfl-palm-beach-county-fire-rescue-divers-20140315A man who drowned on Saturday after diving into a pond to retrieve a remote-controlled speedboat has been identified as Robert Lester, 45.

Neighbors in Palm Beach Plantation, a mobile home park off Lantana Road, east of Hagen Ranch Road, told authorities they saw Lester dive into a pond in the community after his remote-controlled speedboat capsized.

Lester swam out about 10 yards near a fountain in the pond and began calling for help. Two neighbors dove in after him but he vanished before they could find him in the murky water. Divers retrieved the body at about 5:20 p.m. Saturday.

Authorities are investigating whether the fountain might have played a role in the accident, as a park worker told them that it creates a suction effect underwater.

Lester, who recently moved into the community, was often seen driving the gasoline-powered boat around the pond with a remote-control unit.

 

Michael Jason Fields Accused Of Beating Girlfriend To Death With Cinder Block March 13, 2014

Release Number: 14-097

  • For Immediate Release:
  • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
  • March 12, 2014
  • Contact Person:
  • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
  • 813/247-8060

Homicide

Victim’s boyfriend was arrested for her murder.
  • Tuesday
  • March 11, 2014
  • Time: 2:20 PM
  • 2709 St. Cloud Oaks Drive
  • Valrico

Arrested:

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Michael Jason Fields 03/03/1982 2707 St. Clouds Oaks Drive Valrico, Florida

Charge:

  • 2nd degree murder with a weapon

Victim:

Christina Mahzamani (deceased) DOB: 06/22/1981 1608 Loriana Street Brandon, Florida

Details:

The following information has been summarized in part from the Criminal Arrest Affidavit charging Fields with 2nd Degree Murder.
On March 11, 2014 at approximately 2:20 pm, Michael Fields called 9-1-1 and advised that he found a deceased woman outside his residence at 2709 St Cloud Oaks Drive in Valrico.
When deputies arrived, Michael Fields pointed out a deceased female lying on the ground between his house at 2707 and 2709 St Cloud Oaks Drive. Fields identified the victim to be Christina Mahzamani. Homicide detectives later confirmed her identity as Christina Mahzamani.
Crime scene technicians and homicide detectives responded to the scene and during their investigation discovered drag marks on the grass and leaves leading from the back yard of 2707 St Cloud Oaks Drive towards the middle of the two houses. A cinder block with what was identified as blood was discovered directly behind 2707 St. Cloud Oaks Drive. Also an area of dirt with what appeared to be blood and a partial shoe print was found behind 2707 Cloud Oaks Drive. The shoe impression was consistent with the sole of the shoes that Fields was wearing.
A search of the Fields’ bedroom inside his residence revealed a pair of pajama pants with what appeared to blood on the front of the pants. Fields lived at this location with the owners of the residence.
Detectives interviewed Fields at the crime scene and he stated he was the boyfriend of Mahzamani. Fields stated that on March 09, 2014 at approximately 11 p.m. Mahzamani came to visit him at his house and stayed for a short time before she drove away in her vehicle. He stated he had no further contact with her.
On March 10, 2014, at approximately 2 p.m., deputies responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle blocking a driveway at 511 Briar Meadows Drive in Valrico. When deputies arrived, the vehicle was identified as a 2013 Buick Enclave registered to Christina Mahzamani. This location is approximately 1/2 mile from 2707 St Cloud Oaks Drive. A neighborhood survey revealed that the vehicle was not there as of midnight on March 10, but was later spotted between 2:30 and 3:30 a.m. abandoned in front of the house. Mahzamani’s car keys and other personal items were found inside the car.
On March 10, 2014 at approximately 8:45 p.m., deputies responded to 2013 Elk Springs Drive in Brandon and met with Vali Mahzamani to take a missing persons report. Vali Mahzamani stated he received a call earlier that day from his son, who was out of state and said his son told him that his children ages 13, 9 and 7 years old had called and said their mother Christina Mahzamani left them at home on the evening of March 09, 2014 at approximately 9 p.m. and never returned home. Vali picked the kids up and brought them back to his house.
Homicide detectives arrested Fields while still at the crime scene and took him to the Criminal Investigation Division for further questioning. He was later booked into the Hillsborough County Jail earlier this morning with no bond.
On the evening of March 11, 2014, the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy on Christina Mahzamani and listed the cause of death as bludgeoning of her head and the manner of death Homicide.

 

Elderly man killed in crash involving Sheriff’s Office car March 11, 2014

Filed under: Death,Interesting,Morbid,Sad Story,Scary,WTF? — floridaduh @ 7:55 pm

An elderly man died in a crash involving an unmarked Marion County Sheriff’s Office vehicle in Silver Springs Shores on Monday.

bildeFlorida Highway Patrol troopers said the unmarked Sheriff’s Office vehicle with two sheriff’s deputies, was heading west in the left lane on Southeast Maricamp Road.

A 1993 Dodge Spirit, driven James Barzey, was on Pine Road, traveling south.

Troopers said it’s unknown if Barzey, 91, of Silver Springs Shores, was trying to cross the busy roadway of Southeast Maricamp Road or trying to turn onto Maricamp Road.

Barzey’s car, however, pulled into the path of the deputy’s vehicle and was struck on the driver’s side.

FHP officials said that upon impact, the unmarked Sheriff’s Office vehicle crashed into a concrete telephone pole, while Barzey’s car twice circled the unmarked vehicle before hitting the driver’s side of a 2004 Acura, driven by Carlos Fuentes, 47. Fuentes, of Silver Springs Shores, was not injured, officials said.

Barzey was extricated from his car by Marion County Fire Rescue officials and was taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The deputies were transported to Munroe Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Troopers said both deputies and Barzey were wearing seat belts. The deputies names were not released by officials.

Troopers said the unmarked sheriff’s vehicle, which was on duty, was not responding to any emergency at the time of the crash.

Barzey’s death is the second person over the age of 90 to have died in a traffic accident in Marion County since the beginning of the year.

Last month, 92-year-old Matthew Rossi, of Ocala, was killed when the car he was driving drove into the path of a pickup truck on State Road 200.

 

 
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