GPD investigating traffic homicide on NW 39th Avenue
June 7, 2021
Press release from Gainesville Police Department
On Saturday, June 5, 2021, at approximately 9:30 p.m., multiple Gainesville Police Department (GPD) units responded to a two vehicle crash at the 1400 block of NW 39th Avenue.
The initial investigation revealed that a Toyota sedan was exiting out of the north-side parking lot of Publix, making a right turn on NW 39th Avenue. At the same time, a Jeep was traveling east from the 1900 block of NW 39th Avenue, reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed. The Jeep then collided with the Toyota.
The occupants of the Toyota, both female, were extricated from their vehicle with the Jaws of Life by Gainesville Fire Rescue. The passenger was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver was taken to UF Shands, where she remains in critical condition.
The driver of the Jeep, whose vehicle hit a wall on the north side of NW 39th Avenue after the collision, was also transported to UF Shands, where he remains in intensive care with head injuries.
GPD extends its condolences and prayers to the family that lost their loved one.
This remains an on-going investigation. At this time, no charges or citations have been issued.
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