Two Die in Wakulla County Accident

By: Jerry Askin Email
By: Jerry Askin Email

Update 10/29 6:50am by Jerry Askin

The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office is not charging anyone as of now in last week's fatal accident that claimed the lives of two Lake City residents.

Investigators say five people were riding in a Honda Civic, leaving a wedding last Saturday at the Wakulla Shrine Club on Highway 319. Deputies say the driver pulled out in front of a Ford truck and the truck struck the Honda. Two people in that Honda Civic died.

Public Information Officer Keith Blackmar says, "There was no indication of speeding and no indication of alcohol or narcotics on the scene."

The driver of the truck was 17-years old. He and a passenger suffered minor injuries on the scene. The investigation is still ongoing. Funeral services for the two killed in the accident was today in Lake City.

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Update 10/25 5:35pm by Jerry Askin

An 18-year old girl remains in critical condition at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital after a fatal accident over the weekend in Wakulla County.

Police say two people were killed and three injured in a two vehicle accident near the Wakulla Shrine Club Saturday 10/23 at 10pm. The five people were in a Honda Civic, leaving a wedding on Crawfordville Highway.

Troopers say the Honda pulled out in front of a Ford truck and the truck struck the Honda - nearly smashing it in half. The two people in the truck suffered minor injuries.

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Wakulla County Sheriff's Office Press Release:

Two Lake City residents were killed and three others were injured, one critically, in a two vehicle accident near the Wakulla Shrine Club at 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, according to Wakulla County Sheriff David Harvey.

The five individuals were in a single vehicle attending a wedding at 4141 Crawfordville Highway in Crawfordville.

Tracy Williams, 40, died along with her daughter, Ashley Shallar, 17.

Helen Edenfield, 37, Brittany Edenfield, 18, and Michael Edenfield, 9, were also hurt in the accident. Brittany Edenfield was airlifted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital with critical injuries.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit was called to the scene and determined that Tracy Williams was driving a Honda Civic following other relatives who were leaving the Shrine Club.

Williams pulled out in front of a Ford Super Duty Truck that was driven northbound by Kenyard Coleman, 17, of Crawfordville.

Chelsea Scalingi, 17, was a passenger in the Coleman vehicle. They suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

The Ford truck struck the Honda in a “T-bone” fashion and nearly broke the Civic in half.

Tracy Williams was the driver and Ashley Shallar was a passenger behind the driver. They were mother and daughter.

The Civic was dragged approximately 75 feet and ended up in the middle of the highway.

The truck flipped onto its side. Both vehicles were destroyed in the accident.

U.S. Highway 319 was closed down for approximately three hours while the Traffic Unit investigated the fatality.

Captain Billy Jones, Sgt. John Zarate and Deputies Dale Evans and Ben Steinle investigated. Their investigation continues.


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