Grandson of woman killed in Golf Cart crash says ‘memory lives on’

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A grandson is heartbroken but also remembering the good times he had with his grandmother.

Seth Wood’s grandmother, 86-year-old Ruby Roberts, was killed in a crash while driving her golf cart in North Fort Myers.

Monday, law enforcement and rescue crews went to the crash at US-41 with Leesure Lane in front of Roberts’ community, Tamiami Village & RV Park.

Woods says his grandma was the glue of his family and says she meant everything to him.

Ruby Roberts loved her plants and her pets. She loved God, but most of all, she adored and loved her family.

“She was everything you wanted somebody to be in terms of a grandma. She was as loving as she gets,” Woods said. “She really gave hope to a lot of people, including myself.”

Roberts helped raise her grandson and even taught him how to stand up for himself.

“She was a very strong woman. She was family first,” Woods said. “Protect yourself, and as long as you are abiding by God, then, you’re doing it right.”

The woman who taught him everything is gone now after the crash that took her life.

“The fact that it happened like that is definitely unforgettable and something I didn’t want to hear and something I can’t change,” Woods said.

State troopers say Roberts drove into the path of another car, and she died at the scene.

Woods and the rest of his family can’t piece together why she was on US-41 in her golf cart.

“She lived such a beautiful life, and for it to end like that is very tragic,” Woods said.

Roberts’ grandson promises her beautiful and vibrant life doesn’t end at the scene of the crash.

Woods told us his grandma had a tradition of getting a new plant in honor of family members who died, and the family will continue that tradition and dedicate a whole section of their farm full of plants in her name.

“Her memory lives on,” Woods said.

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