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[UPDATE] Fatal Accident in Tallahassee

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Updated 11-18 8:00am

The Florida Department of Transportation announces a temporary closure of the eastbound lanes on U.S. 90 (Mahan Drive) between Bucklake Road and Dempsey Mayo Road will be in effect Thursday, November 18 between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

The closure will allow the Leon County Sheriff’s Office to further investigate an area where a pedestrian was recently struck and killed. Eastbound lanes will be closed and the westbound roadway through the area will be converted to handle two- way traffic.

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Updated 11-12 6:26pm

Autopsy results for the man hit and killed by a car are complete.

Authorities say the autopsy shows blunt force trauma consistent with being hit by a vehicle.

The name of that victim has been released. It is Hal Mobley. He was 75 years old.

Leon County Sheriff's deputies say Mobley was killed just after 7:45 Thursday night on Mahan drive near Daylily Lane.

Authorities say 22- year-old Angel Cifuentesa was driving a 1998 Jeep, traveling east on Mahan when he struck Mobley .

The elderly man died on scene.

Residents say that area can be very dangerous for pedestrians.

Karen Huber says she's had a close call before. She said, "I actually was able to put my hand on a woman's front fender one morning and smack it because I was already in a cross intersection. She was coming. People do not see. They're obviously looking for cars it feels like, but not necessarily for pedestrians."

Deputies say the driver did try to avoid hitting Mobley, but was unable to avoid the collision.

Investigators are questioning Cifuentesa, but, no charges have been filed at this time.

The investigation is ongoing.

Deputies were not able to give many details, but say they did have to call out of town to notify Mobley's next of kin. At this time, they have not released exactly where out of town, or if Mobley was just visiting.

[UPDATE] 11-12 1:20pm

LCSO states that the autopsy results for deceased pedestrian Hal Mobley show that he died of blunt force trauma.

Stay with WCTV for details.

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Tallahassee, FL -

The fatal accident happened just after 7:45pm on Mahan drive near Buck Lake Road.

Leon County Sheriff's Office says a 1998 Jeep was traveling east on Mahan when it struck a pedestrian. That person was unable to survive the impact.

There was one person in the Jeep at the time of the accident and LCSO says that person is being questioned about the incident.

LCSO Sgt. Lonnie Seay says, "We've called out the traffic crash investigators to proceed with the investigation and hopefully in the end give the family some closure."
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LCSO issues a news release:

On Thursday, November 11, 2010 at approximately 7:34 pm, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a traffic crash near the intersection of Mahan Drive and Daylily Lane. It was reported that the crash involved a pedestrian. LCSO Uniform Patrol Deputies and the Traffic Homicide Unit responded to the scene to conduct the investigation.

The investigation revealed that a 1998 Jeep SUV driven by Angel Cifuentes, 22, was traveling eastbound on Mahan Drive. The pedestrian Hal Mobley Jr., 75, was crossing Mahan Drive. It appears that Mr. Cifuentes began evasive maneuvers to avoid hitting Mr. Mobley. Mr. Cifuentes was unable to avoid the collision with Mr. Mobley. Mr. Mobley is deceased as a result of the crash.

This investigation is on-going.

WCTV will bring more information as it becomes available.


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