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Officials say investigation into fatal crash could take weeks

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.

Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.