Press Release: Leon County Sheriff's Office
At 3:00 pm on Wednesday March 27, 2013, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a traffic crash near the intersection of West Tennessee Street and Bethel Church Road. When Deputies arrived they discovered one of the drivers involved in the crash had died.
The preliminary investigation revealed that David Brumfield, 43, was driving a silver 2005 Ford Ranger truck traveling eastbound on West Tennessee Street. As the Ranger approached the intersection of
Bethel Church Road, it crossed through the grass median, entered in
to the westbound lanes of West Tennessee Street and into oncoming traffic.
Kenneth Baker, 38, was traveling westbound on West Tennessee Street in a white 2006 GMC Sierra truck pulling a trailer loaded with construction materials. Baker was able to steer the GMC Sierra out of the way of the approaching Ford Ranger; however, the Ford Ranger did strike the trailer Baker was towing.
Preliminary results from an autopsy performed today indicated that Br
umfield died as a result of multiple injuries consistent with the traffic
crash. Baker was not injured in the crash.
This investigation is continuing.
By James Buechele
March 27, 2013
UPDATE 10:15 p.m.
Tallahassee, FL - Wheels and debris littered the intersection of Highway 90 and Bethel Church Road Wednesday afternoon in Leon County.
"It gives you chills," said motorist Suzie Strickland. "I mean it's horrible."
The Leon County Sheriff's Office were called out to the scene about 3:00 p.m. According to investigators, the driver of a silver pickup truck was driving in the eastbound lane when it hits this white pickup truck carrying a trailer full of roofing supplies in the westbound lane.
The driver of the silver pickup died immediately at the scene.
"Right now we're not sure what caused this crash," said LCSO Lt. Tony Drzewiecki. "We do have our traffic homicide investigators that are on scene that will be working this crash."
Amazingly, the driver of the white pickup escaped the crash unharmed.
The traffic was backed up as investigators took pictures and collected evidence. Portions of the highway was blocked off for hours.
"We have identified several witnesses that we got statements from which, are, we're looking at and that will be part of the investigation."
By: James Buechele
Tallahassee, FL - At 3:00 pm LCSO was called out to an accident at the intersection of Highway 90 and Bethel Church road. A silver Ford pickup was driving in the eastbound lane of highway 90 when it struck a white pickup truck in the westbound lane. The driver of the silver pickup died on the scene. The driver of the white pickup survived with no injuries.
LCSO has not released the name of the deceased driver pending family notification.
By: James Buechele
Tallahassee, FL - One is confirmed dead in a traffic crash that occurred this afternoon in the area of Tennessee Street and Bethel Church Road.
The crash occurred between two vehicles, a white pickup truck and a gray pickup truck.
There is very heavy damage to both vehicles.
WCTV will continue to bring you the latest details as they become available.
According to James McQuaig, Leon County Sheriff's Office:
For the next approximate two hours, LCSO will have US 90 W blocked off from Barineau Road to Geddie Road due to a traffic homicide investigation.
Eastbound lanes are still open.