[UPDATE] A Deadly Start to the Holiday Weekend

By: Eyewitness News
By: Eyewitness News

UPDATE 7-1-2011 10:35pm

FHP released information about a fatal accident in Jefferson County. FHP officials say it happened in Monticello on Pearl Street around 4 o'clock this afternoon. Trropers say a vehicle hit a pedestrian. The pedestrian, Sarene Collins, was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where she later died from her injuries.

The driver of the vehicle, Clifford Davis, was not injured. No charges have been filed, but the FHP is still investigating the crash.

NOTE: accident report is attached

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UPDATE 7-1-2011 8:42pm

The Florida Highway Patrol tells WCTV that a one car accident led to a fatality. FHP says a man in his 60's died when he had some sort of medical seizure that caused him to crash his Ford Ranger into a tree off Rivers Road near Crawfordville Road.

The name of the fatality has not been released, but Sergeant Aaron Stephens says the man complained of chest pains when he had left a friend's house earlier in the day. Stephens cautions drivers never to get behind the wheel when experiencing chest pains. Stephens suggests calling 911 instead of driving.

NOTE: Accident Report is attached

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July 1, 2011 --

The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting two fatal accidents on Florida's roadways.

Few details are available about the fatal accidents.

According to the FHP's website, there was a fatality in Jefferson County at around 4:30 pm. The accident occurred North Jefferson Street and East Pearl Street in Monticello.

The second fatality being reported by the FHP occurred after 7:00 pm in Leon County. According to the FHP website, this accident happened near Rivers Road and Crawfordville Road.

WCTV has a crew on the way to accident in Leon County and we hope to bring you more information as it becomes available/


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