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Monday, April 13, 2015

GoFundMe account set up for family of instructor killed in crash at Richard Petty Driving Experience

Posted By on Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 8:15 PM

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This morning, we posted about the crash at the Richard Petty Driving Experience that took the life of 36-year-old Gary Terry of Davenport. Terry, an instructor at the attraction that allows people to get behind the wheel of an exotic luxury car, was in the passenger seat of a Lamborghini being driven by 24-year-old Tavon Watson, who received the ride as a birthday gift. Watson reportedly lost control of the car and hit a guardrail. Watson was injured in the crash, and Terry lost his life. 

Terry leaves behind a wife and a 2-year-old daughter named Taylor. Friends of the family have now set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for funeral expenses and set up a college fund for Taylor. So far, $15,000 has been raised. 

From the GoFundMe account: 

Gary died doing what he loved while working at the Richard Petty Exotic Driving Experience at the Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando, Florida when the driver of a ride-a-long car in which Gary was taking part in as a professional passenger lost control. Prayers go out to the driver as well who survived the accident. … Gary was the definition of the perfect husband, father, son, brother, grandson, cousin, friend, employee and all around model human being. He touched a part of everyone's life he ever met and he will be sorely missed. A friend of Gary's said it best when they said that God needed a personal driver on Sunday and he got the best in Gary Terry. 

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