Palmdale youth dies from injuries received in SR 29 traffic crash


Tucker Hendry, 11 years old, died on Friday, July 6, from injuries he suffered in a July 3 traffic crash. Other Hendry family members received serious and critical injuries in the accident.

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 with critical injuries.

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

Everyone involved was reported to be wearing seat belts.

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

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