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.”
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.
“We offer our deepest sympathies to those involved in today's tragic accident,” Walt Disney World spokesperson Andrea Finger said.
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