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Friends mourn loss of FAMU grad killed in pedestrian crash on Springhill Road

Posted at 11:19 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 06:11:06-04

TALLAHASSE, Fla. (WTXL) — A recent college grad taken too soon, Auvion Bradshaw was just 24-years old when she was hit and killed by a car early Monday morning.

A Jacksonville native, Bradshaw was a graduate of Florida A&M University.

A friend and classmate of Bradshaw's says to know her was to love her.

"It was always good energy, good vibes, she was always the life of the party," Brandon Johnson said of Bradshaw.

Bradshaw and Johnson entered Florida A&M University together in 2014, graduating four years later.

Johnson, like many others who knew her, was shocked to hear of her death, sharing the fondest memories of her on social media.

"But, to just know that that angel, that light that was given to us is no longer here," Johnson said, "it's just hard to accept, honestly."

According to Florida Highway Patrol, Bradshaw was hit around 5:50 Monday morning by a vehicle heading northbound on Springhill Road.

Now, flowers mark the spot where the tragedy happened.

Her high school remembers her as a great student. In a post on Facebook they wrote:

She will be remembered for her warmth, her friendship (and) her kindness.
Stanton College Preparatory School, Jacksonville, Fla.

Something Johnson and her classmates at FAMU say they got a chance to know first hand.

"I feel blessed to have known her, to have relationships with her, and to have these memories to look back on," said Johnson. "Because that's what's going to get us through."

Bradshaw was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where she later died.

Florida Highway Patrol has not announced charges against the driver.

There has been a GoFundMe set up for her funeral arrangements.

Click here if you would like to donate.