[UPDATE] 85-year-old Woman Dies in Crash, LCSO Investigating

By: LCSO Release
By: LCSO Release

[UPDATE] 5-25 10:53am

Preliminary results from an autopsy performed yesterday afternoon indicate that Claudia Parrish died
as a result of blunt force trauma consistent with having been in a traffic crash. LCSO Traffic Homicide
Investigators are still working to determine the circumstances that led to the crash.

At 10:30 a.m. on May 23, 2011, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a traffic crash on Ross
Road near Woodville Highway. During the investigation on scene, deputies learned that a 2002 Saturn
driven by Dorothy Wilson, 79, was traveling west on Ross Road. Wilson’s vehicle traveled into the east
bound lane and collided with a 2002 Mitsubishi being driven by Earnestine Johnson, 63.

As a result of the crash, Wilson, Johnson and Wilson’s passenger, Claudia Parrish, 85, were
transported to Capital Regional Medical Center for treatment of what appeared to be minor injuries. At
approximately 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, deputies were advised that Parrish had died.

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At 10:30 a.m. on May 23, 2011, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a traffic crash on Ross Road near Woodville Highway. During the investigation on scene, deputies learned that a 2002 Saturn driven by Dorothy Wilson, 79, was traveling west on Ross Road. Wilson’s vehicle traveled into the east bound lane and collided with a 2002 Mitsubishi being driven by Earnestine Johnson, 63.

As a result of the crash, Wilson, Johnson and Wilson’s passenger, Claudia Parrish, 85, were transported to Capital Regional Medical Center for treatment of what appeared to be minor injuries. At
approximately 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, deputies were advised that Parrish had died. An autopsy has been scheduled for later today.

This investigation in continuing and more information
will be available in the future.


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