Ocala Elite Owner Killed In Crash
A five-car collision claimed the life of a Marion County man Monday.
Peter Sanchez was killed before heading to work. He was stopping at a bank when police said a minivan hit his vehicle from behind on NE 25th Avenue.
A former University of Miami Cheerleader, Sanchez was the co-owner of Ocala Elite, a cheerleading and fitness gym. There, his family said he was living his dream as he taught children of all ages cheerleading and gymnastics. But most of all, his family said he loved his students.
â€œThere are kids that come here that call him Daddy just because they adore him,â€ Sanchez's sister Theresa Quintina said.
Co-owner Regina Catania said grief counselors were available Tuesday at Ocala Elite to help students deal with the loss of their coach, mentor and friend. Sanchez was 33 years old.
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