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Nims Middle School Student Hit By Vehicle -Update

Update 11 p.m. 3-29

A sixth grader who was hit by a car last week in Tallahassee has died. Leon County school officials say 12-year-old Nataliya Nicholson died on Sunday.

Police say the Nims Middle School student was walking in the cross walk at the intersection of Pensacola Street and White Drive when she was hit by a car on Tuesday, March 23rd.

Police say the driver -20-year-old Kyle Christiano-- is not facing any charges, but the crash is still under investigation.

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Updated 1p.m 3-29

Leon County School officials say 12-year-old Nataliya Nicholson has died from her injuries after she was struck by a vehicle on March 23.

Officials say she passed away Sunday.

20-year-old Kyle Christiano was driving a 2009 gold Kia Spectra east on West Pensacola Street approaching the intersection of White Drive when he hit her.

We will bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.
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Updated 6p.m.

A sixth grader is struck by a car and seriously hurt in Tallahassee Tuesday morning.

Police say the driver of a gold Kia Spectra--20-year-old Kyle Christiano--struck a Nims Middle School student at the intersection of Pensacola Street and White Drive.

Officers say 12-year-old Nataliya Nicholson was walking in the cross walk across Pensacola Street when she was hit a little after 8:00 Tuesday morning.

We're told she's at the hospital listed in critical condition.

Investigators say alcohol does not appear to be a factor and charges may be pending.
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Updated 2p.m 3-23

Tallahassee Police Department Press Release:

Tuesday morning, at approximately 8:06AM, the Tallahassee Police Department responded to a reported crash at the intersection of Pensacola Street and White Drive.

Upon arrival, officers discovered that 12-year-old Nims Middle School student Nataliya Nicholson had been struck by a motor vehicle while crossing the street.

Nataliya was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and is in critical condition as a result of the injuries sustained during the crash.

Investigator Don Poppe from the Tallahassee Police Department’s Traffic Homicide Unit responded to the scene.

The initial investigation indicates that 20-year-old Kyle Christiano was driving a 2009 gold Kia Spectra east on West Pensacola Street approaching the intersection of White Drive.

Christiano was traveling in the inside lane and struck Nataliya as she was walking in the cross walk on West Pensacola Street

The investigation continues, alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

Charges may be pending based on witness statements and physical evidence.
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Updated 1:50p.m 3-23

Leon County Schools officials say the girl is a sixth grader at Nims Middle School and the accident happened a little after 8a.m as she was crossing the street.

We're told she's at the hospital listed in serious condition.

We will bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.
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Updated 11:11a.m 3-23

A pedestrian is hit by a car in Tallahassee Tuesday.

Tallahassee Police say the driver of a gold Kia Spectra hit a woman around 9:00 this morning.

It happened on Pensacola Street at the intersection of White Drive.

The pedestrian was taken to the hospital but we do not know her condition or any other details at this time.

TPD says traffic is back to normal.

We will bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.
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The following information was provided by the Tallahassee Police Department:

The Tallahassee Police Department is currently at the scene of two separate vehicle crashes (Pensacola Street/White Drive and Pensacola Street/Dupree Street).

TPD does not have any information on the parties involved, but the crash at White Drive does involve a pedestrian.

Citizens are encouraged to avoid the area of the 2400 block of Pensacola Street as traffic has been redirected and has slowed.

Officers say traffic should return to normal by 11am.

No other details have been released at this time.


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