Florida State University (FSU) Freshman (De’Erick McCray) Dies in Gadsden County, Florida

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De’Erick McCray, an 18-year-old student at Florida State University, was tragically killed in a 2-car accident in Gadsden County, Florida. The fatal accident occurred on the first day of the Spring 2011 semester. During his lifetime at Florida State University, McCray was very involved with the Black Student Union (BSU). The ambitious student was on BSU’s athletics committee and participated in its fall pageant, in which he won title of Mr. BSU. As of now, no accident report has been released by officials. However, the incident did occur around 6:20 p.m. on the corner of High Bridge and Joe Adams Roads. If you would like to read more on this story please see FSU freshman, De’Erick McCray, killed in 2-car accident in Gadsden County, Florida.
This young man’s death is a tragedy for his family and community. Car accidents are a leading cause of death for young adults. Distracted driving has become a national problem and includes behaviors such as talking and texting on a cell phone, eating, grooming, talking to other passengers or listen to music too loudly while driving. Young drivers should be aware of the dangers presented by Florida roadways as well as not engage in distracted driving.

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