Palmdale family injured in SR 29 traffic 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.

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 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.

Mr. Hendry was reported not to be wearing a seat belt. Ms. Wright and the passengers in the truck were wearing seat belts.

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

We are not promised tomorrow. It is unimaginable yet no more than a second away… to be in the Hendry Family’s shoes.

If you want to donate to JR and Brooke Hendry 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.

Allan and Patty Register and long time friends from Fisheating Creek where Brooke has been the manager for many years along with His Vision Our Hands Ministry will sponsor a fund raiser and care campaign for the long term needs and well being of the family after August.

You may also donate through Go Fund Me at the following address –

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

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