[tabi] TCC student killed by StarMetro bus

  • From: "Allison and Chip Orange" <acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 11:15:50 -0400

from today's Democrat:


TCC student dies after being struck by StarMetro bus By Amanda Curcio .
DEMOCRAT STAFF WRITER . Published: March 24. 2011 2:00AM 

A Tallahassee Community College student died early Wednesday morning after
he was struck by a StarMetro bus.

Tallahassee Community College student died early Wednesday morning after he
was struck by a StarMetro bus. Nickolas Quintin Williams, 20, was pronounced
dead at about 1 a.m. at the scene, said Officer Susan Newhouse, spokeswoman
for the Tallahassee Police Department.

Nickolas Quintin Williams, 20, was pronounced dead at about 1 a.m. at the
scene, located in the 400 block of Appleyard Drive, said Officer Susan
Newhouse, spokeswoman for the Tallahassee Police Department.

Investigators reported that the bus was traveling south on Appleyard Drive
when it began to change lanes to approach the turn lane heading east on West
Pensacola Street.

Williams was in the southbound lane "when he appeared without notice and was
struck," Newhouse said.
Newhouse said that further details could not be released because the
investigation is ongoing.

TCC spokeswoman Susie Hall said Wednesday that the college's community was
just learning of Williams' death.
"We are offering grief counseling to those who knew him," Hall said.
Funeral arrangements for Williams were not yet known.

The driver of the bus, Gregory Vickers, 43, was placed on administrative
leave pending the outcome of the investigation, said Michelle Bono,
assistant to the city manager. He has one minor crash on his StarMetro
driving record in which a bicycle rack on the bus scratched a vehicle.
Vickers has been with StarMetro since October 2007.

Two passengers were on the bus at the time - a Florida A&M University
student and a Florida State University employee. City officials contacted
both universities along with TCC, Bono said. FSU and FAMU are offering
counseling to the two passengers, she added.
"From the city, our hearts and prayers are with the family of this young man
(Williams)," Bono said.

.Democrat Senior Government Editor Jeff Burlew contributed to this report. 

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