Man Arrested After Striking Grandmother and Grandson After Driving Nearly 100 MPH

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Posted: September 29, 2020

A man driving at a high rate of speed lost control of his car and plowed into a grandmother and grandson, killing the woman and severely injuring the child. Now, he is under arrest. 

Tallahassee.com reports that 23-year-old Henry Joshua Wilson III was driving his Dodge Charger at speeds approaching 100 miles per hour when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a woman who was pushing her grandson in a stroller. Wilson was driving on West Tennessee Street in Tallahassee when he swerved to avoid a vehicle, struck a curb, careened through the intersection at Dixie Drive, and ran up onto the sidewalk where he struck 45-year-old Wendy Woodruff and her grandson. 

Woodruff died at the scene and her grandson was gravely injured but is expected to survive. 

Wilson was driving with two passengers in the car at the time of the crash. One of the passengers reportedly told investigators “I felt like I was about to die.”

Wilson later turned himself in on charges of vehicular homicide and reckless driving with serious bodily injury.