A Florida driving instructor working at an automotive attraction in Disney World was killed after the man driving crashed a Lamborghini into a guardrail.
According to reports, 36-year-old Gary Terry was in the passenger’s seat of a Lamborghini that was part of Disney World’s Richard Petty Driving Experience when the driver, 24-year-old Tavon Watson, lost control of the car and crashed it into a guardrail. Watson was celebrating his birthday at the time of the accident, and his visit to the Disney racetrack was a gift from his wife.
“Guess who's driving a Ferrari 458 Italia LSTRF today?” Watson wrote on Facebook the day of the fatal crash. “That's right that's right. I ma drive all the cars they have in one day. Because I'm a gangsta like that.”
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Terry – a father of one – died at the scene following the accident, and Watson was transported to a nearby hospital and treated for minor injuries. Terry was believed to be giving Watson racing advice before the crash occurred.
“Yesterday we lost a long-time, valued team member of the Exotic Driving Experience family. Senior operations manager and professional driving instructor, Gary Terry, was fatally injured in an on-track incident at the Walt Disney World Speedway. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gary’s family and friends. He will be sorely missed,” a spokesperson for Petty Holdings, LLC – the driving attraction’s operator – said in a statement.
Walt Disney World also responded to the incident, extending their sympathies to the families of Terry and Watson.
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“We offer our deepest sympathies to those involved in today's tragic accident,” Walt Disney World spokesperson Andrea Finger said.
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