Florida is mourning the death of a NASCAR crew member and his wife after the pair were killed in a car crash on Tuesday night.
NASCAR.com reports that 30-year-old William “Rowdy” Harrell and his 23-year-old wife were driving a 2020 Toyota Corolla in Lower Matecumbe Key when they collided with a Ford pick-up truck. Though the driver of the Ford only suffered minor injuries the Harrells suffered fatal injuries.
Harrell was a tire carrier for Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 88 team.
“Our entire team is absolutely devastated at the loss of Rowdy and Blakley…They were such positive, giving and passionate people who could not have been a more perfect match. Rowdy had an energetic and infectious personality. He was the heart and soul of our team and always kept us motivated, no matter the circumstance,” said Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 88 team in a statement.
Harrell also gained prominence as a walk-on linebacker for the three-time national champion University of Alabama football team.
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