[UPDATE] TPD: Traffic Crash Fatality

By: TPD Release; Lanetra Bennett Email
By: TPD Release; Lanetra Bennett Email

Updated 12-30 6:09pm

An afternoon traffic crash turns deadly, when according to Tallahassee Police, a man died soon after being hit by a car.

Tallahassee Police say 37-year-old Demarcus McBride was killed Wednesday afternoon.

A few people who were working nearby who say they'd just spoken to McBride as he walked by them. Then, all of a sudden they heard a loud sound, and turned to see McBride lying in the street.

Police say McBride was struck at the intersection of Adams and Jakes & Patterson Streets in Tallahassee.

When officers arrived on scene a little around 3:12 Wednesday afternoon, they say it appeared McBride had walked into the path of a car traveling north on Adams.

Witnesses say when they realized McBride had been hit, they immediately ran to his aid.

Jimmy Lee Fields said, "The last word he kept saying, help me, help me, help me. I said, brother, I'm here with you, I'm here with you, I'm here with you. He was trying to get up and I kept holding him down, holding him down until the ambulance got there and the police."

McBride was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital due to critical injuries. Police say he succumbed to his injuries at about 9:00 Wednesday night.

Witnesses say McBride was walking home after leaving work at nearby Dog Etal.

Fields says McBride always exchanged fun words with him and the other men who worked in that area as he walked by.

No word on any charges at this time.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

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Yesterday, at approximately 3:12PM, the Tallahassee Police Department responded to South Adams Street and Jakes Patterson Street, in reference to a traffic crash with injuries. Upon arrival, officers discovered that 37 year-old Demarcus D. McBride appeared to have walked into the path of a vehicle traveling north on Adams Street. Mr. McBride was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital due to critical injuries. The investigation is ongoing and alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

Last night, at approximately 9:00PM, Mr. McBride succumbed to his injuries.

This incident was separate from the story we originally covered yesterday: "TPD at Scene of Pedestrian Versus Vehicle Accident"


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