Fatal Accident in Gadsden County

Update: The victim in the fatal Gadsden County accident has been identified as, 38-year-old Cassandra Denise Harvey.

The victim was killed December 5, after being hit by a car.

Press Release:

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a Fatal Traffic Crash that occurred on US 27 north at Schwall Road, north of Havana, at approximately 6:55 AM on 12/05/08. Vehicle 1 was traveling southbound in the inside lane, and collided into a pedestrian at the intersection.

The pedestrian was pronounced deceased on the scene. As of this time, the identity of the pedestrian is undetermined. She is described as a Black female approximately 30 to 35 years of age, approximately 5
feet 5 inches tall, weighing approximately 150 lbs.

Anyone with information concerning this crash or the identity of the pedestrian is asked to call the Florida Highway Patrol Communications center at 850-245-7700.

The Florida Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office.


The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that happened this morning in Gadsden County.

Deputies say a woman was hit by a car just north of Havana at about 6:45 this morning.

Authorities say a man was driving a tan Chevy Tahoe when he stuck the woman in the southbound lane at the intersection of U-S 27 and Schwall Road.

The woman was pronounced dead on the scene at 7:25 this morning.

Authorities are unsure why the woman was in the road.

The Florida Highway Patrol says they are having trouble identifying the woman who was killed.

We'll bring you more information as we receive it.

But we can tell you that the roads are now back up to speed in that area.

At about 6:45 a.m., Gadsden County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call that a tan Chevrolet Tahoe was heading southbound on US 27 when the vehicle struck a woman in the southbound lane.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Florida Highway Patrol has taken over the investigation and they are currently trying to identify the woman.

FHP is also questioning the driver of the Tahoe.

More details to come.

Breaking news this morning...

The Florida Highway Patrol is currently working a fatal car accident in Havana.

Troopers say traffic is blocked and roads are shut down indefinitely at State Road 63 and Peavy Court.

Authorities advise motorists to plan ahead and use alternate routes.

FHP has confirmed at least one fatality in this crash....but the name of the victim has not been released.

We have a crew headed to the scene and we'll bring you more information as it becomes available.

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  • by chelsea on Dec 10, 2008 at 09:06 AM
    i will keep this family in my prayers and i really hope that shi and lil mama be ok i know she went to a betta place
  • by Amy (Ritter) Jackson Location: Camp Arifjan, Kwuait (Army) on Dec 10, 2008 at 02:49 AM
    My prayers go out to the Harvey Family. Especially her sons. My daugher, Whitney, is the Sister to her two sons. If they need ANYTHING have them contact Whitney I will help them out anyway I can. She will be missed!
  • by Anonymous Location: Tally on Dec 9, 2008 at 10:05 AM
    Why was she walking/hitch hiking????
  • by Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee on Dec 9, 2008 at 09:51 AM
    I have always stated that Tallahassee and the surrounding areas need STREET LIGHTS.
  • by Nicole Lamoute Location: cairo georgia on Dec 9, 2008 at 09:48 AM
    This is tragic for both Cassandra's family and the driver. She has gone on to a better place and her family and that driver is left is left here to mourn.Let's not ponder on why she was there the bottom line is that she is gone and her family needs prayer now instead of gossip. In closing I pray that the family finds comfort and peace. May God bless them. Done on behalf of her nephew and my cousin Devron Lester....
  • by Precious Pearl Location: Tallahassee on Dec 9, 2008 at 05:21 AM
    This is also my cousin (PEEKABOO'S SISTER) and we know that God just wanted one of his angels home with him on Dec. 5, 2008! We will continue to look unto the hills from whence cometh our help. For we know that weeping may endure for a night but joy will come in the morning. Uncle Harvey(Ethel), kids, Siblings, and Momma know that we love you ALL. Yeah, we grew apart but not out of one another's hearts. Let us keep the memories of her smile and laughter alive! We know that she believed in the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost....For the ones who are still on this earth: LET US GET RIGHT BEFORE OUR TIME BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW THE DAY OR THE HOUR! Be mindful because GOD is truly going to do his will not OURS! To the HARVEY FAMILY..LOOK UP!
  • by Vernetra Johnson Location: 10TH STREET S.W. on Dec 8, 2008 at 08:35 PM
    casandra harvey i love you!!!!! I know u made peace with God. Hopefully and prayerfully your family will make u proud from here on out. For ANYBODY AND EVERYBODY THAT WONDERS WHY SHE WAS WHERE SHE WAS HERES THE ANSWER: ONLY GOD AND CASANDRA TRULY KNOW.THAT COULD HAVE BEEN ANYBODY'S CHILD.
  • by Peek A Boo Location: Tallahassee on Dec 8, 2008 at 05:21 PM
    This is my cuz and she will be truly missed, I pray that we all handle this tragedy the way GOD want us to. Know now that she is in a better place: a place one day we all hope to see. Continue to pray for the ones that she has left behind.. I know that whomever was driving this truck is also going through something but we are a family whom believe in prayer and forgiveness.. We are a family full of love, and strenghth. So To My Uncle Harvey, We love you! For Sandra's Kids, Siblings and Mom..We love You ALL. MY Heart goes out to you all the most..I remember her when we were all kids; when we all grow up, but we tend to lose touch with one another but reality SANDRA is still my cousin.. **And For Len who posted "SHOULD HAVE BEEN HOME" She is HOME; you better know where you've been and Hope you get where she is. Don't be quick to JUDGE!! Peace!! To THE HARVEY FAMILY.. LOVE YA!
  • by POOHSMOM Location: GA on Dec 8, 2008 at 02:14 PM
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