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FSU student hit and killed by car on West Tennessee Street, driver won't be criminally charged

The driver will be issued "appropriate citations"
Posted at 9:00 AM, Jan 30, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Tallahassee Police Department says a 19-year-old woman is dead after a driver ran the red light at a pedestrian crosswalk on West Tennessee Street Thursday morning.

TPD says 19-year-old Natalie Nickchen died after a driver, identified as 24-year-old Ivey Green, ran the red light at the pedestrian crosswalk in the 1000 block of West Tennessee Street.

Police say Nickchen was in the crosswalk when she was hit by the car.

After consulting with the State Attorney’s Office about the investigation, criminal charges will not be filed against the driver, though Green will be issued the "appropriate citations."

Florida State confirmed to ABC 27 that Nickchen was a student at the university. FSU President John Thrasher released the following statement to ABC 27:

“The entire Florida State University family is deeply saddened by the loss of one of our students, Natalie Nickchen, in a tragic accident on Tennessee Street earlier today. Any time we lose a young person at the beginning of a lifetime of promise, it is heartbreaking and profound. Our prayers are with Natalie’s family and friends. I encourage anyone in our community struggling with this loss to reach out for assistance.”

FSU's University Counseling Center can be reached at 644-TALK (24 hours a day/7 days a week.) Students also can walk in to Counseling anytime between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. M-F without calling.