Wife Killed in RV Crash on I-95

Florida (November 26, 2011)  A woman was killed when the RV she was riding in was struck by a Tractor-trailer.  The crash occurred at 5:15 p.m. on Interstate 95 north near Exit 273 in Volusia County.  Thomas Gentry was driving a RV with his wife, Sandra Gentry,  when a tractor-trailer struck the right side of their vehicle, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Thomas Gentry was in the right lane when a tractor-trailer attempted to merge into the same lane.  The left side of the tractor-trailer collided with the right side of the RV, causing Gentry to lose control of the vehicle.  The RV went off the right side of the road and struck a merging traffic sign in the grass median.  The vehicle hit an embankment, finally coming to rest after striking a chain-link fence.

Gentry, 66, was sustained minor injuries in the crash.  Sandra Gentry, 66, was killed in the rollover crash.

The tractor-trailer did not stop at the scene of the deadly accident.

Authorities closed the on-ramp to I-95 as they investigated the accident.  The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) stated Mr. Gentry was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, but his wife was not.

FHP believes the striking vehicle was a white tractor-trailer and may have a logo “Prime,” and is still investigating the fatal accident.

If you witnessed this accident or have any information regarding the accident, please contact the Florida Highway Patrol.

8 Thoughts on “Wife Killed in RV Crash on I-95

  1. The RV never rolled over in the accident, he was able to keep it from flipping. I saw everything from the beginning of the accident but I never saw what type of semi-truck it was or the tag #. He stopped but then he was gone.

  2. Gail Gentry on November 27, 2011 at 2:30 pm said:

    This was my mother and father. I hope someone can come forward with information in this accident to help find the driver of the truck

    • Gail, we are sorry about this accident. Being in the traffic caused my mind to wonder what idiot wouldn’t stop after causing such an accident. Regardless, searching for tractor trailers that have the word prime in their logo, I saw there is a company named Prime, Inc. that hires drivers for refrigerated things. I’m sure it’s a good start to search thru them, also the weight stations would have information on all trucks passing thru the region. I really hope this helps.

    • Russell Billingsley on November 30, 2011 at 1:27 pm said:


      My wife and I are so sorry for your loss in this tragic accident. Me and another gentleman (I now know that his name is Ron ) were the first people on the scene of the accident. I assisted Ron in gaining entry into the motorhome to help your parents. Could you please call me at (912) 580-1195. I live in Brunswick, Georgia.

      Russell Billingsley.

  3. joshua b.( sandra's grandson) on November 27, 2011 at 9:09 pm said:

    Thank you all for your information. I have spoke with the Logistics dispatcher @ Prime Inc. He has passed me onto the safety officer. I am working on this. Any info would be much appreciated . You can email me @ stlrehabs1986@gmail.com.

    Even though I wasn’t blessed with seeing her much in the last 5 years with her battle with a incureable disease. She was a fighter and will be missed. She stayed in FL with my grandpa due to her condition she couldnt be in cold weather.


  4. Ron & Jeanette Bennett on November 28, 2011 at 2:05 pm said:

    My husband went thru the window of the rv with another gentleman and stayed with sandy and thomas until the paramedics came. my husband was helping mr gentry to find her medicine pump and oxygen pump and helped him try to stay focused.. we are sorry for your loss.

    • Russell Billingsley on November 30, 2011 at 1:13 pm said:

      I am the man that broke the window with my hammer and lifted you through the windshield. Please call me I live in Brunswick Georgia. My Number is (912) 580-1195.

      Russell Billingsley

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