GPD conducting traffic homicide investigation for accident near 13th St. & 39th Avenue

Press release from Gainesville Police Department

At approximately 7:50 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, several Gainesville Police Department (GPD) officers responded to a two-vehicle crash with entrapment at 1200 NW 39th Avenue.

One of the vehicles lost control while traversing the intersection of NW 13th Street. This vehicle then struck a westbound vehicle nearly head on. The driver of the vehicle that lost control sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The driver of the westbound vehicle was extricated by Gainesville Fire Rescue and trauma-alerted to a local hospital and later passed away due to injuries sustained in the crash.

The Gainesville Police Department Traffic Safety Unit will conduct a thorough investigation into the crash. This remains an ongoing investigation.