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.