FHP: Third Man in Gretna Crash Dies

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Gretna, Florida - November 18, 2011 - 10:30am -

FHP says Herman Pruitt died around 6:30 a.m. Friday


Gretna, Florida - November 16, 2011 - 1:45pm -

FHP releases the crash report. You can find the report in PDF format above.

New details are released in the crash that killed two people and left one in critical condition in Grenta.

The three passengers were not wearing their seat belts and were ejected from the car. Of the three passengers, one was a man in his 50s, one was a man in his 40s, and one was a woman in her 40s.

The persons have not been identified at this time.


Gretna, Florida - November 16, 2011 - Noon -

FHP says around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Grenta Police and the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office responded to a crash on Blue Star Highway and Betty Boo Rd. GCSO says it and Grenta P.D. both sent one unit to the area and searched extensively, but could not find anything. According to GCSO, the witness who called the crash in originally was a resident who heard it but didn't see it. The crash was not discovered until around 7 a.m. today after another 911 call. Both FHP and GCSO say the crash's location made it hard to find. There weren't any skid marks and the vehicle went about 200 yards off into the woods after rolling over multiple times. Because of the dark conditions and location of the crash, both FHP and GCSO say it was impossible to find until the daylight hours. Two people were killed. Another was transported to TMH. Their condition is unknown. FHP says there were two men and one woman inside the vehicle. Their ID's and relationship to one another are not known at this time. Some witnesses on scene say they believe the two men are brothers from Gadsden County, in their late 30s, early 40s and the female passenger was their friend.Witnesses also say only one of the brothers survived. FHP has not confirmed these details yet.


Gretna, Florida - November 16, 2011 - 10am -

The Florida Highway Patrol is handling the accident at this time. Eyewitness News spoke with a witness at the scene. The witness said two brothers in their 30s or 40s were in the car along with a woman. One man and the woman are dead, while the other man is in critical condition.

Those who live nearby say they are surprised because people usually drive the speed limit in the area.

People on scene say the accident happened at about 11pm last night, but the crash wasn’t found until this morning.

Eyewitness News is still waiting for the names to be released.


Gretna, Florida - November 16, 2011 -

The Florida Highway Patrol is on the scene of an accident at Highway 90 and Betty Boo Lane in Gretna. They say at least two people were killed this morning in a single car accident. They say it happened around 8am.

Troopers are not releasing any other information at this time.

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  • by lucy Location: quincy on Nov 22, 2011 at 03:55 PM
    All roads will be leading to west gadsden high school on sat for the funeral. Bring your bible along with an open heart to hear the teaching of the bible. Even though the lives of the three individual are gone the spirit of love still manifest in our heart for these people. Despite anyone of their lifestyle from what I can here of michelle, tony and herman they had good loving and kind hearts. If I can meet people like that everyday the world be a better place. I will see yall at the funeral!
  • by angel e Location: h town on Nov 22, 2011 at 07:08 AM
    as a life long friend of machelle's i would like to express my deepest sypathey to her family and other friendds and also to the family of the two men that also lost their life in this terrible tragedy i will pray for the families in the month's to come because i know the hurt does not end in days and as for someone who knew machelle i do not that most time she never got her car into reverse without her seatbelt fastened i don't know what happen on this night god knows i wish i did but i would like for everyone to know what a wonderful good hearteed loving friend mother daughter sister etc she truley was and i will forever pray for those who speak ill of the dead i love u forever machelle
  • by Latasha Baker Location: SAWDUST on Nov 21, 2011 at 09:49 AM
    my heart gose out 2 the pruitt family jst keep praying an leave it in god hands
  • by latasha baker Location: sawdust on Nov 21, 2011 at 09:44 AM
    Its not who deal with some pple jst think they be on drugs r jst 2 be drinking an dont knw wats going on jst running there mouth an dont knw wats happened they jst want 2 hear there self talk,dont nobody no wat went on in tht car but them 3 pples an god anyway my heart gose out 2 the pruitt faimly, jst keep ur head up an jst leep praying an leave it in gods hands an everything wiil be okk i knw how it is when u loss someone tht is very chosse 2 u an it dose hurt like hell u jst dont go by wat pple say they werent there.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 21, 2011 at 11:25 AM in reply to latasha baker
      What the heck did you just say?
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        by Anonymous on Nov 28, 2011 at 09:09 AM in reply to
  • by Molly on Nov 19, 2011 at 05:42 AM
    There are no GCSO officers to help. They are too busy campaigning for corrupt Sheriff Morris Young. Yes, maybe even at this time of night. It is sick to see what is happening to this county.
  • by keilan on Nov 18, 2011 at 09:53 PM
    Anonymous Citizen do you know something about this? If you do please let someone know.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 21, 2011 at 08:25 AM in reply to keilan
      Keilan just go to the cops and tell them your concerns and have them to investigate instead of going on a bunch of hear say. The hear say can drive you crazy; get to the facts and tell everyone to leave the BS out of it.
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        by Anonymous on Nov 21, 2011 at 10:41 AM in reply to
        I called & informed them about the post. Dispatch printed it out and said she would have someone look into it.
  • by sofia Location: quincy on Nov 18, 2011 at 07:53 PM
    Reflection: I just want to reflect on Herman for a few minutes. Herman really had a genuine kind heart! When he would see anyone he would speak and embrace you! I can remember back when the Pastor Alls would be on program. They would always have their on set up, drums, guitar, piano etc. Talking about having some good church. Oh Herman could sing too. I use to love when he would sing, "What kind of shoes are you going to wear? "Slippers,Slippers shoes". Regardless how life bring changes, during the night when he laid there with the upbringing he had I do believe he prayed to God! Listen his family are some singing and praying people. They stood in the gap praying and crying out. At the end they was able to say their goodbyes."Herman, put your slippers on because now you are in a better place! I'm going to miss you!
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      by Megan on Nov 19, 2011 at 09:35 PM in reply to sofia
      That was beautiful!
  • by Craig Location: Tally on Nov 18, 2011 at 06:16 PM
    I hope those people did not suffer laying out there all night.
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      by Tad on Nov 18, 2011 at 09:31 PM in reply to Craig
      Yes, and if only they were wearing their seatbelts and the driver not speeding.
  • by Blind Justice on Nov 18, 2011 at 05:55 PM
    We live in the country. Ditches are frequent and deep. Mourn the loss, not the method.
  • by Anonymous Citizen Location: Quincy on Nov 18, 2011 at 01:51 PM
    Some of you conscious minded citizens should call the Sheriff's office and ask him to investigate the "husband or boyfriend" of the woman. He may have seen something when he pushed the car off the road.
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      by keilan on Nov 18, 2011 at 09:52 PM in reply to Anonymous Citizen
      Anonymous Citizen so you know something about this. If you do please let someone know. It would help. Her husband was home in Oklahoma. Please if you have any info report it. Thank you
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        by Anonymous on Nov 19, 2011 at 06:00 PM in reply to keilan
        Anonymous Citizen...Sounds like you know something...If so pls let someone know.The family needs acloser to there familymember.MsMichelle Husband who lived out of town was not here...Pls someon help her family out...
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          by Anonymous on Nov 20, 2011 at 10:27 AM in reply to
          Pls someone that knows anything about Michelle.She was a wonderful person and yes everyone makes mistake but someone lossing there life that not right.If ANYONE knows anything leave a comment...Help the Davis family here at Thanksgfiving and GIVE THANKS not inssults......God Bless and RIP MICHELLE DAVIS.
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