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High-Speed Crash

Two college students are in critical condition Saturday after their SUV plowed through a line of parked cars. It happened around 3:00 a.m. on Florida State University’s campus.

Police say a Mercedes Benz SUV, driven by 21-year-old Keith Schmalz, was speeding down Jefferson Street when it lost control and toppled over seven parked cars, ejecting all four of the college students inside.

Students who witnessed the accident from their dorm room ran outside to help. “I didn’t know what to think, this was the worst accident I’ve ever seen,” said Celia Tortelli, who witnessed the horrific crash.

Police have not ruled out alcohol or drugs in this case. Officials say the total damage is over 120 thousand dollars. The driver Schamlz and passenger 23-year-old Sevag Davidian remain in critical condition at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. The two other passengers escaped with non-life threatening injuries.


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