[UPDATE] Traffic Crash Leads to Temporary Road Closure

By: TPD Press Release/ Amy Long
By: TPD Press Release/ Amy Long

UPDATE 12-4-2010 12:55 PM
TPD Release:

On Thursday, December 2, 2010, at approximately 4:12PM, the Tallahassee Police Department responded to Tennessee Street and Macomb Street in reference to a traffic crash, which resulted in multiple vehicles being involved.

A total of five people were transported to the hospital for injuries. Four were listed with minor injuries and one was listed to be in critical condition.

Saturday, December 4 at approximately 11:00AM, the Tallahassee Police Department was notified that the driver of the vehicle who was listed in critical condition succumbed to her injuries.

The driver has been identified as 75-year-old Gabrielle Wu Lee of Tallahassee, Florida. Lee’s next of kin has been notified.

** UPDATE **

Tennessee Street is no longer closed to traffic. Both directions are now open.


** UPDATE 12-2-2010 9:45 PM **

TPD has not been able to give out any updates on the conditions of those injured in an accident earlier this afternoon at Tennessee Streets and MLK Boulevard.

Officers say they're hopeful that Tennessee Street will re-open to traffic at around 10:30 PM.


** UPDATE 12-2-2010 6:40pm **

TPD Press Release: A vehicle was traveling west on Tennessee Street at MLKing Blvd and caused a traffic crash. The suspect vehicle fled the scene and continued westbound and collided with another vehicle which caused a domino reaction and involved additional vehicles. There were a total of 6 vehicles involved in this incident. Five persons were transported to TMH, to include the driver of the suspect vehicle that caused the traffic crashes. The driver of the suspect vehicle has injuries that are serious, but not considered life threatening at this time. This investigation is on-going at this time.

West bound traffic on Tennessee Street is being diverted north on Macomb Street. Eastbound traffic on Tennessee Street is being diverted north on Dewey Street. Macomb Street traffic is being diverted at Call Street for northbound and Virginia Street for southbound.

The section of Tennessee Street between Copeland Street and Macomb Street continues to be closed at this time.


** UPDATE 12-2-2010 5:17 pm **

A woman is in critical condition after crashing her vehicle into five cars and then trying to flee the scene.

Tallahassee Police say a brand new 2010 Lincoln was heading west on Tennessee Street when it crashed into an unknown vehicle and then sped away.

Police say to avert traffic she switched to the eastbound lane of Tennessee Street and then crashed into a blue truck that was trying to turn left on Macomb Street.

Officers say a "snowball effect" occurred, ending with seven cars crashing near Martin Luther King Boulevard and six vehicles crashing near Macomb and Tennessee Streets.

Police say the woman driving the Lincoln then landed on its side. She is In critical condition at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, 4 others were also taken to the hopital.

No word yet on whether criminal charges will be filed.

Eastbound and Westbound lanes on Tennessee Street between Macomb Street and Copeland Street are closed down. Police say they won't be reopened until around 7pm

We'll have more on this on Eyewitness News at 11pm


Tallahassee, FL - Both Eastbound and Westbound lanes on Tennessee Street between Macomb Street and Copeland Street are closed down to a traffic crash involving approximately 6 vehicles. There are injuries, but the extent is unknown at this time.

Southbound on Macomb from Virginia Street is also closed to traffic.

Please re-route traffic to Tharpe Street or Gaines Street to travel East and West through that location.

WCTV is on scene and will bring more information as it becomes available.

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