Monday August 23, 2021

A Pahokee man has been arrested after being identified as suspect in a homicide case the occurred in July. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into a bar fight that resulted in someone’s death on July 31. The investigation led to 2 suspects identified and arrested for the death of a male patron at Fosters Too Lounge in West Palm Beach. Carlos Diaz of West Palm Beach, and Christopher Williams of Pahokee were both arrested, Diaz on August 12, and Williams on August 20, both on manslaughter charges. Both currently reside in the PBC Jail.  

A Clewiston man was killed in a single vehicle crash in Western Palm Beach County over the weekend. According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, 25-year-old Erbin Gerardo Moya was traveling eastbound on US Highway 27 yesterday, when for unknown reasons, he steered to the left and lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle traveled onto the median and began to rotate. The vehicle traveled back onto the eastbound lanes, and crossed over onto the southern shoulder, impacting a metal guardrail. The vehicle then overturned into a drainage canal, ejecting Moya from the vehicle. Investigators say Moya died at the scene on Sunday.

 A 7-month-old girl died Friday afternoon in a car crash, according to Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Thirty-three-year-old Christina Miner of Belle Glade, was driving east on Canal Road in Belle Glade around 3:15 p.m. when she lost control veering off of the roadway and rolled down an embankment, landing her car on its roof. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue pronounced the baby girl, Calani Blocker, dead at the scene. Miner suffered serious injuries, as did one of the surviving passengers, her neighbor 29-year-old Shakira Johnson. Another surviving passenger, a 10-year-old girl, sustained minor injuries. Miner and Johnson were flown to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach for treatment.

Emily Hunter of the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners reports, a contractor will be conducting striping and pavement marking services for various roads in Hendry County. Roads will include E Cowboy Way from Bridge Street eastward to SR80, Fort Denaud Road from SR80 westward to Huggetts Road, CR833 from Powerline Grade to CR832, and various roads within the Sky Valley Municipal Service Benefit Unit. The speed limit will be reduced through the project areas. The project started yesterday and is expected to have a completion time of forty-five to sixty days. Operations will occur during night hours, 8pm – 5am. Residents or motorists with any questions or concerns can contact the Hendry County Engineering Department at 863-675-5222.