UPDATE: 7-year-old dies following crash outside Gadsden County school

FHP was on scene of a Gadsden County crash that sent two kids to the hospital.
FHP was on scene of a Gadsden County crash that sent two kids to the hospital.(MGN)
Published: Feb. 3, 2023 at 11:49 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 9, 2023 at 11:49 AM EST
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UPDATE: A 7-year-old boy has passed away following a crash last week outside a Gadsden County school, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

FHP confirmed the news Thursday, nearly a week after the crash outside Robert F. Munroe Day School on U.S. 90.

Head of School Dr. Adam Gaffey said the boy was a first grader at Munroe, and his death has had a “great impact” on students and faculty.

The private school has had counselors working all week to provide support during the difficult time, Dr. Gaffey said.

FHP said the six-year-old girl critically injured in the crash was still in the hospital, along with a 72-year-old woman who was driving the SUV.


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Two children were sent to the hospital in critical condition following a crash outside Robert F. Munroe Day School in Gadsden County Friday morning.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, the incident happened just before 8:30 a.m. on U.S. 90 at Lanier Road.

An SUV with three people inside was traveling westbound on U.S. 90 when the driver made a left turn to enter the school. That’s when a driver in a pickup truck collided with the SUV, striking the right side, according to troopers.

All four people involved were injured and taken to the hospital.

FHP reports two children were sent to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital with critical injuries.

Eastbound lanes were shut down as crews worked the scene. As of 11:45 a.m., the road was still closed.