Alabama State University Assistant Professor Killed in Florida Car Crash
BAKER COUNTY, FL. – According to a news story reported online at actionnewsjax.com, an Alabama State University assistant professor was killed in a car crash in Baker County, Florida. Action News Jax also reports that the victim was a well-known member of the community in Jacksonville, Florida, as a former teacher in the area.*
The accident took place on Interstate 10 in Baker County. Florida Highway Patrol and Action News Jax report that the victim was traveling east on I-10, when a white Dodge Avenger crashed into his vehicle from behind. Florida Highway Patrol states that the Dodge was traveling faster than the victim and failed to slow in time to avoid a crash.
The impact caused the victim’s vehicle to run off the road and crash into a ditch before hitting several trees. Florida Highway Patrol and Action News Jax report that the victim did not survive his injuries. He was 37 years old. The make and model of his vehicle was not reported.
No identifying information about the Dodge driver was released. The report from Action News Jax states that this driver sustained minor injuries. Troopers say charges are pending.
The victim was reportedly an assistant professor of dance at Alabama State University and a former dance teacher at the Jacksonville Center of Arts in Florida. Alabama State University posted a message to social media saying it was mourning the loss of “one of its beloved faculty members.” The message said the victim had been a member of the faculty since 2013 and was a founding professor of the University’s dance program offering a bachelor’s in fine arts.
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