One dead following vehicle vs. pedestrian crash in Gainesville
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - A woman has died after being involved in a vehicle versus pedestrian crash in Northwest Gainsville on Friday morning.
Gainesville Police Department officer and Gainesville Fire Rescue crews responded to the crash on Northwest 23rd Avenue and Sixth Street around 10 a.m. An SUV and a woman were involved.
The woman was taken to UF Health Shands Hospital with traumatic injuries where she died.
Witnesses identified the victim as Lorin Cava, a woman known to walk and ride her bike in the area. Neighbors have filed many reports to Animal Services about the way she has treated her dogs. She was arrested in January 2023 on an animal abuse charge.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The job of a local news station is to both report and provide context. We don’t get to play favorites when someone is known for something. In Ms. Cava’s case, we covered multiple stories on the controversy with her animals, and she was known for this locally even before we reported on it. It would have been disingenuous to omit the context, no matter how uncomfortable.
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