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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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