Fatal crash halts train in Volusia, prompts traffic alert
A fatal crash has prompted a train to stop in Volusia County, causing a traffic alert. Daytona Beach police tweeted Tuesday morning that drivers should not cross the railroad tracks from Orange Avenue south to Second Street in neighboring Holly Hill. “A train has stopped due to a fatal accident,” the tweet said. “Please find a route either north or south of the stopped train.”No other details have been released.
Man dies after fire near Ormond Beach, deputies say
A 50-year-old man died on Sunday after a shed caught fire at a home near Ormond Beach, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. The man was living in the shed located at 136 Seville Street, deputies said. The fire was reported around 7:15 a.m. Sunday, with firefighters from Volusia County, Ormond Beach and Holly Hill extinguishing the flames. Calls to 911 reported flames from the back of a home. Ad“There’s one deceased,” the caller tells 911.
Kid shot with airsoft gun at Holly Hill School, 2 students face charges, police say
HOLLY HILL, Fla. – Two students at Holly Hill School face charges after a third student was shot with an airsoft gun in a locker room on Wednesday, according to the Holly Hill Police Department. However, records show the boy blamed another student for shooting the victim, saying his own airsoft gun failed to fire. Staff members were able to track down the second student, who had again brought airsoft guns, according to investigators. Police said all the students involved are between the ages of 12 and 13 and the victim was not hurt. The two students accused of bringing the airsoft guns to school now each face a charge of possession of a weapon on school grounds.
1 girl dead, 2 hospitalized after overdosing in Holly Hill, police say
HOLLY HILL, Fla. – One girl is dead and two others are hospitalized after Holly Hill police say the three teens, ages 15 and 16, were found Tuesday night suffering from signs of an overdose. Authorities investigate after teens overdose at Holly Hill home, police say. The Holly Hill Police Department is working with the State Attorney’s Office and the Department of Children and Families to investigate the incident. Police investigate after teens overdose in Holly Hill. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Holly Hill Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 386-248-9478.
Plexiglass, sanitation stations ready as Volusia County students prepare to return to classrooms
HOLLY HILL, Fla. – Josie Stumph said she’s ready for the new school year as Volusia County students start next Monday. “I feel that the hard work behind the scenes has been worth it because we are ready. It’s different but we’re doing everything we can to make it feel safe.”Stumph teaches 5th grade language arts and social studies. School leaders showed News 6 how all rooms follow the same safety procedures, and each teacher is equipped with a PPE kit full of cleaning supplies. Stumph said cleaning regularly and enforcing all the safety protocols helps her feel much safer but the school year will certainly be different.
Woman shot outside of Rowsey’s Pub in Holly Hill
A woman was shot Sunday outside Rowsey’s Pub in Holly Hill, according to police. Holly Hill police said the woman was located in a nearby camper and said she was walking to the store when two men in a blue car shot her for an unknown reason. The woman was taken to Halifax Medical Center, according to police. A man who was also in the camper had an active warrant out of Seminole County and was detained by police, officials said. The man complained of chest pains and was also taken to the hospital, police said.
Woman, infant found dead inside Holly Hill apartment, police say
HOLLY HILL, Fla. – Authorities are investigating after a woman and an infant were found dead inside an apartment, according to Holly Hill police. A chain lock was in place but the man was able to get inside and found Mays slumped over on the couch with several syringes nearby, according to police. Authorities said the baby, believed to be less than a month old, was in a car seat near the door. The baby was thin but did not appear to be injured, records show. Mays and the baby were both pronounced dead at the scene.
Holly Hill officers investigate shooting at local sports bar
HOLLY HILL, Fla. – Authorities in Holly Hill are investigating a shooting that sent one man to the hospital. According to police, the shooting happened at 90 Degrees Sports Bar and Grill. When officers arrived, they found Mikhall Braswell, who had been shot in the leg, a police report said. According to the police report, Braswell had two gunshot wounds on his right leg. Officers also found another man at the scene, Trijan Reid, who had been shot in the abdomen and right leg, officials said.
Man found shot in car after Holly Hill crash dies
A man was found suffering from a gunshot wound after he crashed into another vehicle at a Holly Hill apartment complex, police said. Police said officers were called Wednesday night to the Charleston Place apartments off Nova Road and found the victim in a car. The man identified as Justin Paul Blauberg was taken to a hospital, but died as a result of his injuries. Holly Hill police said a white car was spotted leaving the area, but it’s not certain if it was connected to the shooting. According to Holly Hill police, there are no known suspects at this time.