Dixie County, FL (March 5, 2019) - A fatal crash involving a pedestrian was reported on Monday, March 4th, just after 7:00 pm.
According to reports, 68-year-old Dennis Allan Woody of New Port Richey was walking along US-19 when he was struck by a vehicle. The vehicle was identified as a 2013 Chevy Malibu and the vehicle driver was identified as 44-year-old Tiffany Ross Vences, of Cross City. Woody suffered critical injuries. He was transported to UF Health Shands Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
Vences was not injured in the crash. There is no word on whether police expect to file any charges.
On any given day, there will be approximately two fatal pedestrian crashes in Florida. Investigating officers will initially decide how the crash occurred and also whether the accident could have been prevented. Pedestrian crashes take place for a variety of reasons, including impairment, distractions, speeding or other violations of traffic laws, or pedestrian errors. At this time, there is not enough information available to determine how this crash occurred. Our thoughts go out to the family of Dennis Allan Woody in this preventable, fatal Dixie County crash.
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