FAMU student dies following Suwannee County crash

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
November 28, 2017

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SUWANNEE CO., Fla. (WCTV) -- A teenager who was critically injured in a crash over the weekend has passed away, the Florida Highway Patrol confirms.

19-year-old Emojah Mullings died Monday from injuries she sustained when the vehicle she was riding in crashed along I-10 westbound in Suwannee County on Sunday afternoon.

Troopers say Mullings was not wearing a seatbelt and was the thrown from the Toyota Camry as it traveled off of the roadway and overturned.

The driver and two other passengers in the vehicle suffered minor injuries.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the crash remains under investigation.

Florida A&M University confirmed on Tuesday that Mullings was a sophomore journalism student at the university.

FAMU released the following letter Tuesday afternoon:

"The Florida A&M University community is mourning the loss of 19-year-old School of Journalism & Graphic Communication student Emojah Mullings, who succumbed yesterday afternoon to injuries sustained in a car crash on Sunday. Mullings was a sophomore broadcast journalism student.

"The University has made contact with Ms. Mullings’ family to offer support and extend its prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. This week, the University will offer grief counseling to students and FAMU faculty and staff who knew Mullings.

"Ms. Mullings, a Central Florida resident, was one of four students traveling together in a car on I-10 on Sunday when the vehicle traveled off the roadway causing it to overturn and strike several stumps and a wire fence before coming to a stop. Mullings was ejected from the vehicle. Two passengers have minor injuries and one was able to return to class.

“Ms. Mullings was a very engaged student and very full of life. She was active in the student body in several organizations and displayed promise for success in the journalism industry,” said Dhyana Ziegler, Ph.D., interim dean of the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication.

"The University extends prayers and thoughts to all of the passengers and families involved in the crash as they recover from the impact of the incident.

"Students are planning a vigil to honor Mullings’ life and contributions to the campus community."


By: WCTV Eyewitness News
November 26, 2017

SUWANNEE CO., Fla. (WCTV) -- A teenager was critically injured during a single-car crash on I-10 Sunday afternoon.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 4:02 p.m. on Interstate 10 westbound in Suwannee County.

The crash report states that a Toyota Camry was driving west on I-10 when it traveled off of the road onto the north shoulder. FHP says the Camry began to overturn, struck several tree stumps, and collided with a wire fence before coming to rest in a field.

Troopers say 19-year-old Emojah Mullings was unrestrained in the back seat and was ejected from the vehicle as it was overturning. She was transported to Shands UF Health in critical condition.

The driver and two other passengers in the car sustained minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation. Investigators are asking anyone with information about the accident to call (386) 515-5003 and ask to speak with Cpl. Gabriel Keyes.



 
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