UPDATE: Pedestrian killed in early morning crash on Apalachee Parkway

FHP on the scene of a deadly crash
FHP on the scene of a deadly crash(Michelle Roberts)
Published: Oct. 20, 2021 at 7:42 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 20, 2021 at 2:22 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol investigated a deadly pedestrian crash on Apalachee Parkway, near Harrison Hill Way, early Wednesday morning.

FHP says the crash happened around 5 a.m. and had traffic backed up in the westbound lanes for a few hours.

According to FHP’s report, a car was driving westbound towards Tallahassee on US Highway 27. Troopers say a pedestrian then entered the car’s path of travel “for reasons unknown at this time,” resulting in a crash between the vehicle and pedestrian.

After the collision, the car came to a controlled stop and stayed on the scene until first responders arrived, according to the crash report.

“The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries as a result of this crash,” the report says.

Motorists were urged to find an alternate route if you use Apalachee Parkway to get into the city. WCTV found two possible routes motorists can take to get around the scene. One was to take Louvinia Road to Old St. Augustine Road and then to Capital Circle SE. The other was to take Williams Road onto Old St. Augustine Road and then to Capital Circle SE.

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office and Leon County EMS helped FHP at the scene.

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