[tabi] from today's Democrat: Rickards student killed in morning crash on Springhill Road

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  • Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 13:52:17 -0400

Tallahassee Democrat
Published: August 31, 2010
Update: Rickards student killed in morning crash on Springhill Road
DEMOCRAT STAFF REPORT
Noon
Grief counselors have been sent to Rickards High to help students deal
with the loss
of a fellow student.
A student from the school was killed this morning when crossing
Springhill Road to
get to the bus, said Melinda McBride, spokeswoman for Leon County
Sheriff Office.
According to McBride, LCSO's traffic unit is still working the scene. No
additional
information has been released.
Traffic continues to be blocked on Springhill Road from Capital Circle
to Springsax
Drive.
9:12 a.m.
The pedestrian killed in this morning's crash was a Rickards High School
student.
Rickards Principal Michelle Gayle and Superintendent Jackie Pons are
both on scene.
"Our thoughts and prayers are focused on the family," said Pons.
The name of the student has not yet been released. LCSO is currently
preparing to
notify the family.
8:51 a.m.
A juvenile was killed in this morning's crash on Springhill Road, said
Melinda McBride,
spokesman for the Leon County Sheriff's Office.
A bus was stopping and the pedestrian was crossing the road to board the
bus when
they were struck by a vehicle traveling north on Springhill.
Springhill Road is still closed from Capital Circle to Springsax Drive.
Check back for more details.
7:23 a.m.
Springhill Road is closed from Capital Circle to Springsax Drive
following a fatal
traffic crash, said James McQuaig, spokesman for Leon County Sheriff's
Office.
LCSO's traffic homicide unit is currently on scene investigating the
crash.
The crash occurred on Springhill Road near the Sprinel Road
intersection.

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