FHP identifies driver in fatal crash on Springhill Road

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WCTV Eyewitness News
July 29, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Florida Highway Patrol has identified the driver killed in a single-car crash on Springhill Road early Thursday.

22-year-old Megan Harpster was killed after losing control of her vehicle and crashing into a tree. Her car then caught fire.

Harpster was pronounced dead on the scene.

By: Charlene Cristobal | WCTV Eyewitness News
July 27, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash on Springhill Road near O H Hudson Lane.

Troopers say the single-vehicle crash happened at 4:10 a.m. Thursday, about half a mile from LL Wallace Road.

According to FHP, a driver in a Kia Sportage was heading southbound on Springhill Road entering a left-hand curve. The driver traveled off of the roadway and onto the west shoulder. Troopers say the driver attempted to correct back to the left, which caused the vehicle to spin out.

The vehicle then collided with two trees on the east shoulder before catching on fire.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

FHP has not yet released the identity of the victim, pending notification of family members.

Springhill Road was temporarily closed between New Light Church Road and LL Wallace Road, but has since reopened.

Residents living nearby said crashes are common along that road and said speed is a problem.

"People disregard the road signs. They're speeding. Either they're texting or talking on the phone and they disregard the speed. We need more security and law enforcement agencies in this area," said John Franklin, who has lived off Springhill Road for about 65 years.

The stretch of road was also the scene of a fatal accident back in May.

Wakulla High School track coach Paul Hoover was killed in a hit and run crash on Springhill Road near Clinton Hudson Sr. Lane. Authorities still have yet to find the driver responsible for his death.

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