Amanda Ferguson, Eric Cox, Breanna Coleman, Jackson Eyre, and Jesus Salinas Wiki – Biography
Amanda Ferguson, Eric Cox, Breanna Coleman, Jackson Eyre, and Jesus Salinas are the victims, the youngsters, aged 18 to 19, were travelling in a black Kia car between 10.30 p.m. Sunday night and 4 a.m. Monday morning when they reportedly lost control of the vehicle.
Fort Myers police rushed to the scene off Interstate-75 early Monday morning, after the teenagers’ parents started to call the station concerned their children never returned home, and found the Kia submerged in a retention pond. Four of the teenagers have been identified as Amanda Ferguson, Eric Cox, Breanna Coleman and Jackson Eyre — all of whom worked together Sunday night at the Texas Roadhouse. The fifth victim was identified as Jesus Salinas, Coleman’s boyfriend, NBC 2 reports. Alan Hansen, a market partner for nine Texas Roadhouses in Florida, told the Fort Myers News-Press all four of the teens were working Sunday night either as hosts or manning the to-go station. A few of them had gotten off their shifts early but came back to pick up their friends and to get fast food.
It is unclear whether the crash occurred before got their fast food or on their way back. Hansen said the chain has now brought in a grief counselor and held a dinner for the friends and families of the employees Monday night as the local steakhouse remained closed to the public. We’re allowing ourselves to grieve and move forward,’ he said, describing the teenagers as ‘leaders in our restaurant’ who ‘knew how to be great examples.’ Hansen is also planning to build a permanent memorial for the fallen staff members inside the chain restaurant, as friends, family, and coworkers gathered Monday afternoon to create a makeshift memorial outside the Texas Roadhouse — where a flag hung at half-staff. ‘We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of four of our Roadies,’ the restaurant said in a statement posted to Facebook. Our team is grieving alongside their families and friends. We appreciate the support of our Fort Myer community during this difficult time.’ Friends described the victims as ambitious and hard-working.
Amanda Ferguson, Eric Cox, Breanna Coleman, Jackson Eyre, and Jesus Salinas Age
Five youngsters between the ages of 18 and 19.
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Eyre, for example, had just graduated from South Fort Myers High School and was set to attend Fort Myers Technical College in the fall. He hoped to become a professional welder. His father, Willie Eyre, is a former major league relief pitcher who coaches the high school baseball team. Jackson embraced so many people, and now we need to embrace his memory,’ the baseball team posted on Instagram. Anytime someone passes, we lose a little bit of who we are. It hurts even more when it’s one of our own,’ the team continued. ‘We ask everyone in the community to pray for his family and friends, as we go through this impossibly difficult time together.’ Cox, 19, had also just graduated from East Lee High School and planned to become a firefighter, his father told NBC 2.
Amanda Ferguson was attending school to become a teacher, her aunt wrote on Facebook. It breaks my heart, my niece was one of the teens in the car,’ Michael Noland wrote. ‘We are crushed as a family, people always say you have to be strong, well I’m trying, I cannot right now.’
Ibrahim Shaw, one of their co-workers also told WINK News: ‘For it to happen so close to us and kids this young who just graduated school, like their lives are barely just getting started and to have it taken away this soon is really, really unfortunate. They loved everyone around them. They loved their friends, family, and I know now they’re looking down on us hoping that we do better for them and keep on pushing forward in life.’ An investigation into the crash is ongoing.