ENGLEWOOD — Wednesday, Charlie Moore added fresh mulch near the memorial marker of his only daughter, Valerie, who died at 17 in a crash along U.S. 41 in 2005.
Moore, a landscaper, hadn’t been out to the site in a couple of weeks because he was notified the makeshift memorial, which he had manicured and decorated for 10 years, was going to be removed by the Florida Department of Transportation on Thursday. Saddened by thoughts of this loss, he and his wife Allison of Englewood stayed away from the site, along U.S. 41 near Timberline Boulevard in South Venice. Valerie, along with a Port Charlotte man, Marc A. Monetti, 39, were killed in the violent, two-vehicle wreck, in which Valerie’s car crossed the grassy median of U.S. 41.
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