DENVER (KDVR) — A father and son from Colorado were on their way to freshman orientation at the University of Central Florida when they died in a crash on Sunday afternoon, reports FOX35 in Orlando.
Shortly after 1 pm Shane Lloyd, 50, was driving a Kia Soul when he turned left. FOX35 reported that he and his son Jacob Lloyd were hit by a Jeep Grand Cherokee running a red light.
Alessi bakery temporarily closed due to fire
According to one witness, the Kia rolled over three times before landing on the roof. Shane Lloyd died at the scene, while his 19-year-old son died at the hospital.
Jacob Lloyd recently graduated from Fossil Ridge High School where he wrestled, played football and lacrosse.
“My brother was my hero, so it was a double whammy for our family… it’s hard to accept all this,” said Shannon Brown, sister and aunt of the victims. “They were only there to prepare him for the start, for the start of his life and career.”
Shared by Fossil Ridge High School letter to twitter an appeal to the football community of which Jakob was a part.
Fossil Ridge Football
FOX35 reported that the driver of the jeep, Leslie Geret, 40, had already had two cases of drunk driving. It was allegedly her third and her license was suspended at the time of the crash, according to investigators.
“For the third time, and this time, she killed two innocent people,” Brown said. “I hope legislators take notice of things like this, there’s no excuse for that.”
According to FOX35, a witness who was there when the accident happened said that Geret didn’t say a word to him.
“She was sitting in the car with her hands on the steering wheel, just looking from side to side,” said witness Chase Woodburn.
The Fossil Ridge High School football team organized a Meal Train fundraiser to help the family with expenses.
Men leave behind a wife/mother and two sons/brothers.