Fatal Construction Accident In Taylor County

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A tragic accident has taken the life of a local high school student.

19-year-old David Andrew Kimberl died at the scene of the accident Thursday in Taylor County.

We first introduced you to Drew on Eyewitness News as an 11 year old with big dreams.

This Monticello go kart track was the place Drew Kimberl became a champion.

"I was ten years old watching NASCAR and I wanted to get into go kart racing," said 11-year-old Kimberl.

In 2007, Drew told us his dream was to one day become a NASCAR driver.

It was after he won a grand national championship on his home track for his division.

"When I came in the pits, I had my hand up the whole time," said 11-year-old Kimberl.

Nearly 7 years later, Drew was at Highway 98 in Taylor County.

This time he wasn't practicing his driving skills, instead has working at construction site at the Aucilla River Bridge when tragedy struck.

According to the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, Drew died at the scene Thursday around noon after an accident.

Investigators, including with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) aren't releasing the nature of the accident due to ongoing investigations.

"Any time a community like Wakulla has a loss like this, especially someone this student's age, it's always tragic," said Bobby Pearce, Wakulla Schools Superintendent.

Drew was a student at Wakulla High School.


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