[UPDATE] One Dead in Gadsden County Car Accident

By: FHP Press Release
By: FHP Press Release

[UPDATE] February 12, 2012-- 11:30 am

The passanger in the Mitsubishi Galant, Michelle Campbell, died at 12:01 am February 11, 2012, from injuries sustained in this crash. The other vehicle involved in the crash, a Ford CV, was a marked Florida Highway Patrol vehicle. The driver of the CV, Detrick McClellan, and the driver of the Galant, Tennille Smith, were both taken to the hospital in serious condition.

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Quincy , Florida -- February 10, 2012 --

A 2006 Ford CV being driven by Detrick McClellan, 33, was traveling southbound on County Road 268 north of Moore Road in the southbound lane entering a curve to the left. A 2006 Mitsubishi Galant was traveling northbound on County Road 268 north of Moore Road in the northbound lane approaching the same curve.

For unknown reasons, the Ford traveled off of the roadway onto the shoulder on the west side of the road. McClellan attempted to reenter the roadway causing the Ford to travel out of control. While the Ford was traveling side ways across the northbound lane, the front of the Galant collided with the right side of the Ford.which came to a rest facing north on the east side shoulder of County Road 268.

The Galant came to rest facing east partially in the northbound lane and partially on the east shoulder. The driver Tennille Smith, 35, and his passenger Michelle Campbell, 51 were taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Campbell is listed in critical condition, while Smith is treated for serious injuries.

Charges are pending at this time.

The Gadsden County Sheriff's Office, Gadsden EMS, and Quincy Fire Department assisted the Florida Highway Patrol with this crash scene.

NOTE: Copy of accident report attached


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