Antonia Rios Hernandez, a beloved mother and community leader in Immokalee. was struck by a vehicle while she was working her landscaping job. A GoFundMe was set up to help cover the expenses related to this tragedy.
To view the GoFundMe please visit: https://gf.me/v/c/bngp/antonia-rios-hernandez-community-leader
AVE MARIA – A 49-year-old Immokalee woman was killed Sept. 18, when the lawn mower she was riding was struck by a car.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, at 1:27 p.m. the lawn mower was traveling east on the grass shoulder of Ave Maria Boulevard. A sedan, driven by a 59-year-old Ave Maria woman was traveling north on Ava Maria Boulevard, on the outside lane.
The FHP report states the sedan went over the east curb, entered the east grass shoulder, collided with shrubbery and then struck the lawn mower. Post collision, the lawn mower overturned and collided with a sign post and tree. The lawn mower driver was thrown from the lawn mower and came to rest on the east grass shoulder. She was pronounced deceased on scene. The crash remains under investigation.