Tiger Woods and his daughter’s car crash are ‘truly heartbreaking’
A Florida man has died after crashing his SUV into a tree in Tiger Woods’ Tiger Woods & Children’s Camp at a wood plank wall in a Florida forest.
According to a statement released by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the scene at about 9:30 p.m.
Monday to a report of a crash.
The sheriff’s office said the vehicle was traveling eastbound on Interstate 95 when it was struck by a tree and the driver, 29-year-old Justin Jones, died at the scene.
Investigators said Jones was a passenger in the SUV.
“Justin’s death is a tragic and heart-wrenching loss for the Woods family and the community at large,” said Sgt. Paul McManus in the statement.
Jones had been working as a seasonal employee at the Woods Camp for the past five years.
Authorities have not yet identified the deceased.
Tiger Woods Jr. posted a statement on his Facebook page on Monday night: “I am devastated to hear of the passing of my son Justin Jones.
Justin was a wonderful kid who touched so many lives.
His heart and soul were always with me and my family, I will always miss him.
My family and I are heartbroken.”
Tigers Woods Jr.’s father, Tiger Woods Jr., posted on Twitter: #TigerWoods is an amazing son and a good man.
He was a fantastic father, husband and father.
[Photo via Justin Jones’ Facebook] “It is with a heavy heart that I send my condolences to the Woods Family, friends, teammates, and all of his friends and fans,” Woods Jr wrote.
A memorial service is scheduled for 7 p.mn. at the Pinellas County Fairgrounds in St. Petersburg, where the Woodss have been staying for several months.
More than 30,000 people have attended the memorial.
It was unclear if Jones had any children, according to The Tampa Bay Times.
As of late Monday evening, Jones’ name was still listed as a person of interest in the case.
In a statement posted to Twitter on Monday, Jones’s wife, Kelly Jones, said she was “so saddened to learn of my husband’s passing.”
“As a mom, I knew him to be a good father and a loving husband.
My heart goes out to his wife and kids,” she said.
“I ask for privacy during this time as I grieve and mourn.”
According on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s website, the PineLL.org website says a person who is in a car accident can be presumed dead until there is evidence of injury.
If there is any sign of life, an official investigation should be initiated, the website says.