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Tallahassee Traffic Crash Results in Fatality

By: TPD Release
By: TPD Release

Tallahassee, Florida - April 14, 2011 -

Yesterday, at approximately 12:16PM, the Tallahassee Police Department responded to Bradford Road and Greenwood Drive, in reference to a traffic crash with injuries. Upon arrival, officers determined a vehicle traveling south on Greenwood Drive ran the stop sign and crossed the path of a vehicle travelling east on Bradford Road. The force of the impact pushed the southbound vehicle into the roadside ditch. A passenger in that vehicle was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital due to critical injuries.

Last night, just after 7:00PM, the passenger, identified as 52 year-old James Bryant Houck succumbed to his injuries.
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(UPDATE) April 15, 2011

Hock's mother says, she was driving the vehicle at the time and ran a stop sign... Sending their car into another vehicle before coming to a rest in a ditch.

Hock's sister Belida McLeod says," You know when I needed him and we got older, he was always there for me, he was a good brother.

Hock's mother Janie Houck says," He was a good son and helpful to people that needed help from him."

Hock's mother says, her son has already been cremated. A memorial is planned for April 30th in Monticello.

He is survived by his estranged wife Mary and sons Jamie and John.


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