NORTH FORT MYERS, FL. (THECOUNT) — Keli Machado, of North Port, Florida, has died in a hospital after being injured in a single-vehicle crash that killed her husband, Tito, last Saturday in North Fort Myers.
Jesus “Tito” Machado, 36, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The serious crash also left one child in critical condition in North Fort Myers April 20.
According to Florida Highway Patrol, Jesus was driving south on the inside left turn lane in a Jeep Wrangler at U.S. 41 and Avenue A in North Fort Myers.
FHP says the Jeep hit the median curb and the driver lost control, rolling over off the roadway.
Jesus was ejected about 30 feet from the Jeep, which came to a rest in a ditch, reports WinkNews.
A 5-year-old girl, is in critical condition, and two other children, 11- and 8-year-old boys, suffered minor injuries.
If anyone has information regarding this crash contact the Florida Highway Patrol (239) 344-1730 or SWFL Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).
A GoFundMe account has been setup to help with funeral expenses and to care for the children left behind.
Last night, my brother, sister-in-law, two nephews, and little niece were involved in a deadly car accident. Unfortunately, my brother, Jesus Machado didn’t make it. My sister-in-law, Keli Machado is in critical condition. She has a severed spine and broken arms and legs. We don’t know if she will make it. Our family is destroyed. My brother was an extremely dedicated father and husband. He was hard-working, he was loving, and lived for his family. We ask you to please pray for my sister-in-law as we don’t know what will happen from here on out but we have faith in God that she will come out of this situation victorious as she is a strong woman. She is currently in surgery as she also has internal bleeding. My niece, Khaleesi, I’ve been told is still in critical condition. The boys’ injuries are non-critical, thank God. Our family is completely unprepared for such tragedy and at this moment we also ask that you find it in your hearts to help us give my brother the burial that he so very much deserves. We don’t know how we will go on without him. We will keep you posted on my sister-in-law, Keli’s progress. Funds from this fundraiser will be handed personally to my stepmother, Silvia Pintado for funeral expenses, the children’s needs and/ or any other expenses incurred by this tragedy.
UPDATE: It is with a heavy heart that we inform everyone that our Keli has passed on to be with my brother, Jesus (Tito). We now have to fight and care for their 3 babies and give them the wonderful life their parents did. Thank you all again for all of your love and support. Your prayers have kept our family strong. We are so grateful.
Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember the beloved couple:
Geo quick facts: North Fort Myers is a census-designated place in Lee County, Florida, United States. The population was 36,609 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.