Glades family injured in fatal crash

An Orlando woman died from injuries she suffered in a traffic crash on Tuesday, July 3.

A Palmdale family including two children received serious and critical injuries in the accident, and one of the children later died.

A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) news release stated that at 3:16 p.m., a 2013 BMW X5 SUV operated by Raquel Wright, 40, of Orlando was traveling southbound on State Road 29 approaching SR 78.

At the same time, a 1992 Ford F-350 truck operated by Raymond Hendry Jr., 32, of Palmdale was traveling northbound on SR 29, north of SR 78.

The SUV crossed over into the northbound lane and rotated counterclockwise. As a result, the front of the truck collided with the passenger side of the SUV. The SUV came to final rest facing east on the eastern grass shoulder of SR 29. The truck came to final rest facing east on the eastern grass shoulder of SR 29.

It was reported that Ms. Wright died from her injuries.

Mr. Hendry was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, where he has been in a medically induced coma ever since the accident. Passenger Tucker Hendry, 11, was transported to Tampa General Hospital with critical injuries. Tucker later passed away due to his injuries.

Passengers Brooke (32 years old) and Allen Hendry (12 years old) were transported to Lee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

Everyone was reported to be wearing seat belts.

The traffic crash was investigated by Trooper M. Sill, crash investigator, and Corporal Justin Close, homicide investigator.

If you want to donate to J.R. and Brooke Hendry’s family’s care and support, there are several ways you can do so.

You may donate directly to the family by dropping off donations or mailing checks (made out to Brooke Hendry) to Brooke Hendry c/o Gatorama, P.O. Box 248, Palmdale, FL 33944. The management there will make sure those checks go directly to Brooke.

Allen and Patty Register and longtime friends from Fisheating Creek Outpost, where Brooke has been the manager for many years, along with His Vision Our Hands Ministry will sponsor a fundraiser and care campaign for the long-term needs and well-being of the family after August.

You may also donate through GoFundMe at the following address:

Any and every little bit will help this young family as they journey on the road to recovery.

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