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Memorial service set for four who died in suspected DUI crash

A memorial service for a man and his three sons who died in a St. Petersburg car crash will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Oviedo.

Elroy McConnell II and sons Elroy III, Kelly and Nathan were killed early Sunday while vacationing in the Tampa Bay area with their wives, girlfriend and children. They were returning to a beach house from a movie when their car was struck by a car driven by Demetrius Jordan, who police said was drunk and high on marijuana.

The service will be held at University Carillon United Methodist Church, at 1395 Campus View Court in Oviedo, which Elroy McConnell II attended.

The church is prepared to fill the main building, which holds 750 people, and will simulcast the service in the youth wing, which holds 300, administrative assistant Linda Bennett said.

Contributions to the McConnell Family Fund can be made at any Bank of America branch, a family spokesman told the Orlando Sentinel. Donations will help with expenses incurred by the widows of the men and pay for some day-to-day expenses of the two young children they left behind. A portion will be donated to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the spokesman said.

Memorial service set for four who died in suspected DUI crash 08/05/10 [Last modified: Thursday, August 5, 2010 3:08pm]
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