Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Ben Tucker killed in crash

Posted on Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Local legend and jazz icon Ben Tucker was killed when a car hit his golf cart on Hutchinson Island yesterday.

The 82-year-old was crossing Grand Prize of America Roadway from the club house to the employee parking lot when he was struck by the Chrysler 300 driven by Robert William Martin, 52, of Spicewood, TX. Grand Prize of America Avenue is a former road race track on the island.

Martin has been charged with racing, vehicular homicide in the first degree and reckless driving. Investigators said Martin was "traveling around Grand Prize of America Roadway at a high rate of speed."

Details of Tucker's burial service are still pending.

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