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Man charged in Tallahassee vehicular homicide sentenced to two years in prison

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Posted at 8:00 PM, Sep 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-27 17:13:33-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Lamont man who was arrested, accused in an October 2017 car crash that killed a man has been sentenced to two years in jail.

Azende Thompson, 20, was found guilty during trial of two counts of reckless driving causing serious bodily injury. 

He has been sentenced to two years in the Florida Department of Corrections followed by three years of probation. Additionally, he will have his driver's license revoked for five years.  


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Lamont man who was arrested, accused in an October car crash that killed a man, failed a drug test after bonding out. 

Azende Thompson, 20, bonded out on Jan. 11 then failed a drug test which tested positive for THC (the component in marijuana that gets people high) which violated the terms of his pre-trial release. 

This was also the same drug he was allegedly smoking when he wrecked the vehicle.  

He was arrested and taken back to the Leon County Detention Center Wednesday. 


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Lamont man has been arrested, accused in an October car crash that killed a man.

Azende Thompson, 20, was arrested on Wednesday for vehicular homicide.

They say the charges stem from a crash on October 14, 2017 where Thompson was driving and crashed into a large oak tree head on after failing to turn with a curve in the road.

Emergency responders were called to the scene on Old St. Augustine Road and provided medical attention to 20-year-old Tyrone Ivey Jr.

Ivey later died from his injuries. 

One other passenger suffered broken bones in the crash, but lived. When interviewed, the passenger admitted that all three had been smoking marijuana prior to the crash.

A blood test confirmed that Thompson was under the influence of marijuana at the time of the crash.

Further investigation determined that the car had been going over 80 miles per hour before colliding with a tree. The speed limit on Old St. Augustine Road is 40 mph. 

Thompson is in the Leon County Detention Center on a $15,000 bond.