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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  • by Tom M. Location: Tallahassee on Apr 11, 2010 at 01:41 PM
    Nataliya was everybody best friend in 6th grade she made everybody laugh she was in my homeroom and my math class she's always smiling im going to miss u Nataliya Nicholson you is in god hands you will be truley missed R.I.P Nataliya i love you. ♥
  • by contrary Location: work on Apr 3, 2010 at 07:05 PM
    To Anon.Why is you worrying about how people is typing in there letters?You have no right talking about Nims Middle School.Let people type how they wanna type.They are hurt about the tragic.
  • by DENISHA R. Location: NIMS MIDDLE SCHOOL on Apr 3, 2010 at 06:53 PM
    I REMEMBER THAT TO SHAWNTAVIOUS W..THE DAY BEFORE THE TRAGIC HAPPENED,THAT MORNING,SHE WAS LOOKING OUT THE WINDOWN.AND DIDN'T REALLY SAY ANYTHING.I TRIED MY BEST TO MAKE HER LAUGH.BUT SHE JUST SMILED,AND KEPT LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW.I THINK ABOUT HER TIME TO TIME.WHEN THAY HAPPENS I CRY.I JUST THINK ABOUT THE FUN TIMES WE HAD TOGETHER.BECUZ SHE WAS THE KIND OF GIRL TO KEEP US LAUGHING.EVERY MORNING SHE'LL GET HERSELF SOME GUM OR CANDY.I CAN'T BELIEVE I SEEN MY FRIEND BODY ON THE GROUND,AND MISTAKEN HER FOR SOMEBODY ELSE.JUST PLZ WCTV GIVE US SOMEMORE UPDATE ABOUT HER.I HAVE TO KNOW ABOUT MY FRIEND.
  • by Thomeca Location: Tallahassee on Apr 2, 2010 at 08:54 PM
    Nataliya was a student in my math class at Nims Middle School. She was a wonderful student. The kind of student that most teachers pray to have in their class. She was a hard worker and very well behaved. She was so quiet but always had a smile on her face. The last time she was in my class she had a classwork assignment she didn't finish. Most students would have tried to sneak out, but not Nataliya. She walked up to me, handed me her paper and told me she didn't complete it. I told her not to worry about it she could finish it the next time she came to class. But as we all know "next time" never came. I don't think I will ever understand why something like this had to happen to Nataliya. Maybe it is not meant for me to understand. All I do know is that now there is an empty seat in my 1B math class and an unfinished classwork assignment on my desk. I love you Nataliya and you will truly be missed!!!
  • by Anon Location: Tallahassee on Apr 1, 2010 at 02:21 PM
    James...as an educator, would you be so kind as to teach some proper grammar? Thanks. I see why this is a D school.
  • by SHAWNTAVIOUS W. Location: NIMS MIDDLIE SCHOOL on Apr 1, 2010 at 11:07 AM
    I WILL REALLY MISS NATALYIA. I REMEBER WE USE TEW RIDE THEE BUS SOMETIMES.SHE WAS VERY QUEIT,FRIENDLY AND A GREAT FRIEND.THE MEOMRIE I SHARE WITH HER IS WHEN SHE PULL THE EMERGENCY BUTTON ON THE BACK OF THE BUS AND SHE THOUGHT SHE WAS IN TROUBLE. BUT EVERYONE HAD HER BACK BECAUSE EVERYBODY KNEW IT WAS AN ACCIDENT.MY HEART GOES OUT FOR HER AND THE FAMILY.NO PARENTS WANTS TO BURY THERE CHILD. BUT MY ALSO GOES OUT FOR THE DRIVER BECAUSE HE HAVE TO LIVE WITH THIS SITUATION FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE.NATALYIA SOMETIMES USE TO STARED OUT THE WINDOW OF THE BUS. I BE WONDERING WHATS WRONG WITH HER.I REALLY WANNA KNOW WHY SHE WAS CROSSING THE STREET BY HERSELF.IM SO CURIOUS WAS SHE SKIPPING SCHOOL. WHAT REALLY CAUSE THIS TERRIBLE TRAGIC.NATALIYIA I WANT YOU TO KNOW YOU WILL BE TRULY MISS AND LOVE.
  • by a Mother on Mar 31, 2010 at 05:55 PM
    who cares about obama, health insurance, who was right and who was wrong, a little girl life was taken this is about not about your political reviews. all of u are idiots....Nataliyah u will truly be missed no matter what...
  • by rondick troupe Location: nims middle school on Mar 31, 2010 at 04:34 PM
    i will realy miss Natalyia i will have you in my prayers. i just could remeber us talking and lauging but now that joy is gone.R.I.P MY BEST FRIEND NATALYIA NICHOLSON
  • by DENISHA Location: NIMS MIDDLE SCHOOL on Mar 30, 2010 at 03:28 PM
    I AM ONE OF NATALYIAS BEST FRIENDS,THAT GOES TO NIMS.I AM MAD AND HURT THAT I LOSED ONE OF MY FAVORITE,SWEET FRIENDS.I JUST FOUND OUT THIS MORNING,THAT SHE HAS DIED.I WILL MISS HER SO MUCH.AND FOR THE PARENTS,BROTHERS AND SISTERS,AND FAMILY OF NATALYIA.MY PRAYERS GOES OUT TO YOU ALL.AND I AM HURTING JUST AS YOU ALL ARE.THAT WAS MY BESTEST,CRAZIEST FRIEND THAT I WILL MISS.R.I.P TO MY LIL TALYIA.LOVE NISHA R.AND IT'S CRAZY BECAUSE I WALK TO AND FROM SCHOOL WITH HER.SO I WILL MISS YOU GIRL.HUGS AND KISSES,ILY.YOU'RE ALWAYS IN MY HEART AND FOREVER MORE.AT LEAST YOU DOESN'T HAVE TO BE IN ANYMORE PAIN NO MORE.
  • by Jaclyn Location: Tallahassee on Mar 30, 2010 at 10:05 AM
    My heart goes out to the family of Nataliya. No parents wants to bury their own child. We know you loved her, but God loved her best. Earth's loss is Heaven's gain.
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