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Santa Fe student among casualties in Sunday’s I-75 crash

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The Santa Fe College Fine Arts department has identified one of the victims in the crash Sunday along I-75 as former student, Christie Nguyen.

Nguyen, 27, earned two associate degrees in business administration, and two additional vocational certificates in business from Santa Fe, according to the release. She was enrolled in two courses at Santa Fe this semester, and previously attended the University of Florida.

“Everyone remembers her as the girl who loved two things more than anything: her son and her dancing,” said Alora Haynes, chair of the Santa Fe Fine Arts department in the written statement. “She was always smiling. She was a very pleasant person and so much fun.”

A memorial service is being planned for Saturday by the college.

As many are still trying to swallow the the tragic events on I-75 this weekend, Florida Governor Rick Scott is taking action. WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette reports on the aftermath lawyers and law enforcement must deal with while Maria Tridas reports how Santa Fe College is mourning the loss of one of its own.

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Ethan is a news editor at WUFT News. He's a Pennsylvania native who found a home reporting Florida's stories. Reach him by emailing emagoc@wuft.org or calling 352-294-1525.

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