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GRAPHIC: Orange Ave. Car Accident Leaves One Dead

By: Deneige Broom; Fire Department Press Release Email
By: Deneige Broom; Fire Department Press Release Email

[UPDATE] Tallahassee, FL-- March 26, 2012 - 5:26pm - By: Deneige Broom

A family of three made it out of a fiery car crash alive.

The man who troopers say caused the crash didn't.

Florida Highway Patrol says Randall Dender was speeding down Orange Avenue around 3:15 Saturday afternoon.

At the same time, Chester Brown, his wife Yolanda and their son were on the other side of the road.

FHP says Dender tried to pass a car but lost control.

He crossed over the median, and hit the family's car head-on.

The family's Cadillac burst into flames.

"I was crushed," was all Donnell Davis said at first.

We caught up with him just down the road from Shady Grove Primitive Baptist.

He's been a member there since he was a boy.

Chester Brown is his pastor.

"I also know that he is a conqueror," said Davis. "He's a great man and this is just the beginning of greater things has to do which God has in store for him to do."

Dender was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where he died.

We're told he owned a construction and remodeling company in Tallahassee.

He was 56 when he died.

On Monday, Chester and Yolanda Brown were listed in "fair" condition at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. We're not sure about the child's condition. FHP does not have any more information about what caused Dender to lose control.

*** Note: Picture of Pastor Chester Brown and his wife, Yolanda is attached.

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[UPDATE] Tallahassee, FL-- March 26, 2012 - 1:19pm -

New pictures of the accident have been posted to (Eye)Report by Jo. To see the photos, click on the "Photos" tab above.

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[UPDATE] Tallahassee, FL-- March 25, 2012--

Randall Dender, 56, was traveling Eastbound on Orange Ave in a 1964 Ford when he attempted to pass another vehicle. Dender lost control of his car and crossed the median striking a 2003 Cadillac. Chester Brown, 35, was the driver of the Cadillac and he and his passenger, Yolanda Brown,31, both suffered serious injuries. Dender was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and was pronounced dead shortly after.

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Tallahassee, FL--March 24, 2012--

On Saturday, March 24, Tallahassee Fire Department responded to a three vehicle accident at 3:21 p.m. The accident occurred at the intersection of Paul Russell Road and Orange Avenue. On scene, Firefighters quickly extinguished one vehicle fire and began treating four patients, one of which was in critical condition. Four Firefighters rode in with Leon County EMS, who transported all four patients to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in three ambulances. The Leon County Sheriffs’s Department and Florida Highway Patrol also assisted on scene. No other injuries were reported.


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