One person dead, driver detained in incident involving pedestrian on North Monroe St.

Incident occurred Saturday night
Crime Tape
Posted at 11:33 PM, Jan 21, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-22 07:34:31-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — UPDATE 7:34 a.m.: The Florida Highway Patrol released a report on an incident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian Saturday night.

According to the FHP report, at 8:13 p.m. Saturday a sedan driven by a 42-year-old woman of Havana was traveling north on U.S. Highway 27, also known as Monroe Street, in the area of Sessions Road.

A 66-year-old man of Tallahassee was walking west to cross U.S. Highway 27 in a marked cross walk.

While traveling through the intersection with North Monroe Street and Sessions Road with the traffic green for northbound travel on Monroe Street, the pedestrian entered the immediate path of the sedan.

The operator of the sedan was not able to yield for the pedestrian in the cross walk and the front of the vehicle collided with the pedestrian.

The intersection is between the Walmart to the east and a gas station to the west.

According to the report, after the collision, the driver did not stop and continued north on North Monroe Street.

The vehicle was located a short time later. The driver was identified and detained for DUI manslaughter and leaving the scene of a crash causing death.

The Leon County Sheriff's Office, Fire Rescue and Emergency Medical Services assisted the Florida Highway Patrol at the scene.

The sheriff's office announced at 2 a.m. Sunday the roads near the accident were reopened.


Law enforcement agencies are working a fatal incident on North Monroe Street in Leon County Saturday night.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol’s Live Traffic Crash and Road Condition report, at 8:14 p.m. FHP personnel responded to the intersection of North Monroe Street and Sessions Street, which is north of the Interstate 10 entrance and exit ramps.

FHP described the incident as fatal, while the Leon County Sheriff’s Office added the incident was a hit and run.

The sheriff's office noted it is assisting at the scene.

Roads going north and south near the incident on Monroe Street between Sessions Road at the entrance to Walmart were closed until further notice.