Co-worker of deceased Viera parking attendant calls for charges against driver
GoFundMe account set up for woman killed at Space Coast Fair
A co-worker of a Viera parking lot attendant hopes charges will be brought against the driver accused of fatally striking her.
Five minutes before state troopers say 39-year-old Terra Martin was run over, Paula Adams says she was directing traffic at the same spot.
"We were standing out here together that night, just chit-chatting, having a good time," said Adams.
The good time turned deadly about 10:30 p.m, when FHP says Martin was hit from behind by a Melbourne mother on her way home with her 9-year-old son.
Martin was rushed to the hospital. Tragically, she didn't make it.
The news rattled her coworkers and friends.
"Being out here, working. I'm fine with that. I just don't think I'll be in the parking lot again," said Adams. "I know her mother's devastated. I'm sure her husband and her children are."
FHP says the road was dark but Martin was wearing a florescent vest and she was standing around reflective safety cones.
No charges have been filed.
The 33-year-old woman accused of hitting Martin tells troopers she didn't see her.
Adams doesn't believe that.
"There were cones. She had on a yellow vest. I had on an orange vest. So there was no way that anybody couldn't have seen you," said Adams.
In Martin's memory, thousands of dollars are now pouring in through a GoFundMe account.
The man who started it says Martin was volunteering at the State Fair, and her day job was at St. Cloud Prep School.
The website reads, "Terra was known to everyone - mother, friend, volunteer, mentor."
Organizers of the account say they plan to present all the money to Martin's family the first weekend in May.
The account can be accessed here - https://www.gofundme.com/terramartin
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