Officials say investigation into fatal crash could take weeks

Mar 22, 2012

A weekend wreck that left three people dead and two people seriously injured is still under investigation by the Tallahassee Police Department. As Sascha Cordner reports, no charges have yet been filed in Saturday’s traffic crash at the intersection of Monroe and Tennessee Street.

It’s possible the investigation into the fatal traffic crash could take weeks and even months to complete before any charges are filed. Assistant State Attorney for the State Attorney’s Office David Marsey says a hasty arrest could have a negative impact on the prosecution of the case.

“We could theoretically be forced to go to trial before we had this critical evidence that would be needed in the presentation of the state’s case. Obviously the charges that might arise out of this are serious given the number of fatalities and the injuries. So, we want to make sure we have all the available evidence before moving forward with any charges.”

Christoph Generoso, who appears to be the at-fault driver, could face a second degree felony charge of vehicular homicide or DUI manslaughter, depending on the results of the investigation. Each carries a maximum 15-year sentence.