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Published: Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 14, 2005 at 11:34 p.m.

Clay Sheriff's Office seeks help with ID

  • The Clay County Sheriff's Office has released a description and drawing of a woman who was found dead at the bottom of the St. Johns River on Wednesday.
    The body was discovered about 500 yards northeast of the Governor's Creek Boat Ramp in Green Cove Springs, according to a news release.
    The body is a 20- to 30-year-old Caucasian woman. She weighs 100 to 120 pounds, has long, brown hair, no tatoos, two piercings in the left earlobe, one piercing in the right earlobe and both upper and lower dental work present.
    The Clay County Sheriff's Office asks that anyone with information on missing persons matching this description or identity call (904) 264-6512.
    - Meredith Mandell

    Five family members injured in I-75 crash

  • An SUV overturned on Interstate 75 near High Springs on Friday afternoon, injuring all five family members.
    David A. Clore, 44, and his 8-year-old stepdaughter, Savanna Tyler, were in critical condition after they were ejected from their Toyota SUV. They weren't wearing seat belts, a Florida Highway Patrol report said.
    Clore was driving while his license was revoked, the report said.
    At 4:50 p.m., the car was traveling north in the center lane on I-75 when it lost control and overturned onto the east shoulder, the report said.
    The vehicle was pulling a travel trailer, the report said.
    The vehicle ran over the driver, according to Mark Hughes, a spokesman for ACFR.
    Other passengers in the car were Lisa F. Clore, 37; Holly Tyler, 12, and Kristen Clore, 13. They had their seat belts on, according to the report.
    They were transported to Shands at the University of Florida and were in stable condition.
    Two lanes on the interstate were closed for three hours as troopers collected evidence and removed the vehicle from the roadway, said FHP's Mike Burroughs.
    David Clore was charged with reckless driving, according to the report.
    - Meredith Mandell

    Only three days left to go ice skating

  • The Plaza Ice Palace in Gainesville's Downtown Community Plaza will wrap up its skating season on Monday.
    Hours are: Today, 10 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Monday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    General ticket prices for a 90-minute session are $6, skate rental is $2.
    The Ice Palace, a covered ice skating rink, is in its second year. There are currently no plans for a third season.
    - Sun staff report

    Two killed in Lakeland when plane crashes

  • LAKELAND - A small plane crashed and caught fire, killing the two occupants, while trying to take off at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport on Friday.
    - The Associated Press
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