Fatal Accident on US-90, West of Baum Road

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By: Eyewitness News

UPDATE -- January 4, 2012 --

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Visitation Thursday January 5, 2012 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Funeral is Friday 1:00 pm

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Leon County, Florida - January 3, 2012 - 2:45pm

We are learning more about the woman involved in a fatal accident that took place around 7am on January 3rd on US-90.

Stephanie Recoy was a nurse at Jefferson Correction Institute in Monticello, according to Ann Howard with the Florida Dept. of Corrections.

Stay with WCTV for much more on this story.
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Leon County, Florida - January 3, 2012

The Florida Highway Patrol says that 40-year-old Stephanie Recoy was killed in a fatal accident on US-90, just west of Baum Road. It happened around 7 this morning.

Recoy was heading eastbound on U.S.-90 (State Road 10) in a 2011 Dodge SUV when, for an unknown reason, Recoy left the eastbound lane and entered the south shoulder. The SUV continued eastbound on the shoulder and the right side of the SUV struck a tree. After impact with the first tree, the SUV rotated clockwise off of the tree and overturned. The roof of the SUV then struck a second tree. The SUV was found at final rest facing southwest with it's roof against the second tree on the south shoulder.

It is unknown at this time if alcohol was a factor, according to the FHP report. Relatives have been notified. A seat belt was in use. There is no word yet on what caused the accident.

Recoy was the only person in the vehicle.


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  • by Sean Location: Clearwater FL on Jan 6, 2012 at 10:54 AM
    I am so sorry, my thoughts, prayers ,and love go out to Stephanie, her family, and friends. It was my pleasure and honor to have known Stephanie.
  • by melissa Location: marianna,fl. on Jan 5, 2012 at 11:19 AM
    my god hold this child and take her home! much love for her family and friends. my heart goes out to you.
  • by wvfd1301 Location: Woodville FL on Jan 5, 2012 at 03:40 AM
    My thoughts and prayers are with the Recoy family and Jefferson CI family.
  • by Mark Edward Paxson Location: Orlando Florida on Jan 5, 2012 at 02:30 AM
    We can never say enough prayers. Stephanie you will be missed, Your family from across the country are taking pause now to think of you. God Bless you, your Husband Tony, and your children. From your cousin Mark.
  • by Elizabeth Faris Location: Mt. Ayr, IA on Jan 4, 2012 at 08:10 PM
    Anthony,I am so sorry to hear this. I have never met Stephanie, but I know who she was. I am a distant cousin from Iowa and I want you to know that you are in my prayers at this time.
  • by Mary Recoy Webb Location: Harrison Arkansas on Jan 4, 2012 at 07:25 PM
    I am very saddened by this, I have yet to met all of my family. I pray that someday we will all be able to meet and become friends. I will pray for Tony and his family.God Bless this family and wrap the arms of love around them.
  • by God Bless on Jan 4, 2012 at 05:49 PM
    I passed the accident that morning on my way to work and I began praying cause I knew someone was gone. May God continue to be with the family. I lost my neice on 90 and this year she would have been 20 years old. God Bless
  • by Michelle on Jan 4, 2012 at 05:27 PM
    I am so sorry for your loss , May god give you peace that Stephanie will be watching over you .
  • by mrhahajones Location: tallahassee on Jan 4, 2012 at 02:00 PM
    PAY ATTENTION PLEASE! I said IF she was texting while driving then I would have no sympathy for her just the way I would have no sympathy for someone driving drunk who was killed. So she wasn't texting (or drunk) whild driving so I'm sorry for the family's loss. People who are killed while texting/driving (and hopefully on kill themselved in the accident) proves Darwin's theory of evolution to be correct that only the strongest survive - people who text and drive are too stupid to survive.
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      by Nascar Dad on Jan 4, 2012 at 08:09 PM in reply to mrhahajones
      Your original post that upset several people was deleted. Now you come back defending yourself, not apologizing. Whatever your thoughts are on texting or whatever, the fact is the community has lost a person who meant a lot to the people that knew her. They're grieving and/or conveying their condolences publicly on this site. Frankly, it's childish, selfish, and plain inappropriate to comment in any other way. To do so, and then to try and defend yourself with a weak apology and a vague reference to Darwin, shows the small little mind you have. Your belief is people will listen to you, the fact is this community has no use for you. Grow up.
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        by Mike on Jan 6, 2012 at 05:20 PM in reply to Nascar Dad
        AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Ruth and Mike Pruitt Location: Tallahassee on Jan 4, 2012 at 12:37 PM
    Tony, I am so sorry to hear about your loss, We are praying for you and your children,,,May God give you strength to raise your babies and help them to remember their beautiful mother,,,
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