UPDATE: Second person dies after Coe Landing crash

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
December 11, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The Leon County Sheriff's Office confirms that 56-year-old Christen Johnson has died from the injuries she suffered in a car crash at Coe Landing.

The other person in the crash, Lindsay Beagles, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash happened late Sunday night.

A GoFundMe page was started to help pay for the funeral expenses.

You can read our original report on the crash below.


By: Monica Casey | WCTV Eyewitness News
December 9, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A deadly crash at Coe Landing has left one woman dead and another critically injured.

35-year-old Lindsay Beagles and 56-year-old Christen Johnson were involved in the crash; Beagles was pronounced dead at the scene.

The vehicle they were in plunged off the end of Coe Landing Road into Lake Talquin; that spot also claimed the lives of three people in May of 2016.

Janie Burgos has been coming to Coe Landing to camp for her entire life.

"It used to be a dirt road coming in," said Burgos.

She said speeding is an issue.

"When I pull out with my camper, we watch, because we're scared!"

Leon County made major improvements after the 2016 crash.

"The board had recommending that the county administrator do a review of our county boat landings to make sure that the signage was as obvious and visible as possible," said Mathieu Cavell, the assistant to the Leon County Administrator.

The county spent $100,000 on improvements, quadrupling signage at 25 total sites.

"They've put so many things up. 30 miles an hour, residential area, the stop sign, stop ahead! 100 feet, stop ahead. There's speed bumps up there," said Burgos.

Cavell said the general consensus among the community is that the County's actions have helped.

"We have not heard yet any additional feedback, but our public works crew is always open and available," said Cavell.

Burgos doesn't know the family personally, but is keeping them in her prayers.

"My heart breaks for you. It breaks for you. It seriously does, because I know, I know what loss is. It's horrible. And it was an accident!" said Burgos.

The crash remains under investigation.

By: WCTV Eyewitness News
December 9, 2019
UPDATE: 10:22 a.m.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) --- The Leon County Sheriff's Office has confirmed Lindsay Beagles, 35, as the victim who died in Sunday night's crash into Lake Talquin at Coe Landing.

Another victim of the crash was identified as 56-year-old Christen Johnson. She was taken to a local hospital and is in critical condition.

Stick with WCTV.TV as this story continues to develop.



ORIGINAL STORY
December 8, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) --- Deputies are working the scene at Coe Landing where officials say a vehicle was found in the water with one person dead and the other critically injured. The victim has been taken to a local hospital.

Officials warned everyone in the area to be cautious.

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