Family remembers mother, prays for grandmother in ICU after crash in North Fort Myers

Reporter: Dannielle Garcia Writer: Jack Lowenstein
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(Left) Sara Sheridan with her mother and grandmother. Credit: WINK News.

A woman says she lost the glue to her family. While family members mourn the loss of a loved one, another is fighting for her life.

An 80-year-old woman is in the hospital Monday night after she was involved in a crash that killed her daughter last week in North Fort Myers.

“I can’t help but cry,” Sara Sheridan said.

Sheridan’s mother Sharon Martin died in the crash last Friday, and her grandmother is still in the ICU.

Investigators determined the crash happened when Sheridan’s grandmother in the driver’s seat was making a left turn and failed to yield to the right of way, colliding with a second vehicle traveling in the opposite direction.

“And she doesn’t really remember anything, so she keeps asking where her daughter is,” Sheridan explained. “But I’ll remind her, and then she just doesn’t know, you know?”

Adding to the families grief was the location of the crash.

“It’s three minutes of a walk from my house,” Sheridan said. “My husband actually was outside, and he heard the accident. He heard someone yell like, ‘Oh, my God … He thought about going down there, but he didn’t because like he knew it was going to be a bad accident, and he didn’t want to really see anything … It was really hard to know that she was like right there, and we could’ve been with her for her last moments.”

Sharon Martin was a single mother who raised four daughters. She is described as a strong, smart and compassionate woman.

The other driver involved in the crash had two children in the vehicle. They reportedly had minor injuries.

While Sheridan is devastated, she can still hear her mother’s words resonating within her.

“You got this. You can do it,” Sheridan said. “That’s exactly what she would say. Nobody’s going to do it for you. You just gotta do it yourself, you know? Watch out for your sisters.”

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