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FAMU student killed in Suwannee Co. crash on I-10

FAMU student killed in Suwannee Co. crash
Posted at 12:30 PM, Nov 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-28 08:42:27-05

SUWANNEE COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - UPDATE: The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed that a Florida A&M University student has died after a crash in Suwannee County Sunday.

FHP responded to the crash in Suwannee County Sunday, where 19-year-old Emojah Mullings was ejected from the car.

The crash happened on I-10 westbound on Sunday, November 27 at 4:02 p.m. 

Troopers say a Toyota Camry with 4 occupants traveled off of the roadway and onto the north shoulder where it overturned, struck several stumps, and a wire fence before coming to rest in a field on the north side of Interstate 10.

Mullings was ejected from the car during the overturn and was in critical condition at Shands UF in Gainsville. Troopers say she was pronounced dead on Monday at 2:49 p.m.

FHP reports that Mullings was not wearing a seat beat.

Three of the four occupants were students at FAMU. Mullings was a sophomore broadcast journalism student from Central Florida according to the FAMU School of Journalism & Graphic Communication. 

“Ms. Mullings was a very engaged student and very full of life. She was active in the student body in several organizations and displayed promise for success in the journalism industry,” said Dhyana Ziegler, Ph.D., interim dean of the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication.

This week, the University says it will offer grief counseling to students and FAMU faculty and staff who knew Mullings. 

Students are planning a vigil to honor Mullings’ life and contributions to the campus community.

This crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call Cpl. Gabriel Keyes at 386-515-5003.