Source: Family photo
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- First Coast News is learning more about a man who died in a motorcycle accident earlier this month.
His family is speaking out about him and they talked only to FCN's David Williams.
"He was amazing," Jennifer Glass said with a laugh. "Probably the most genuine, loving soul that I've ever met in my life."
Her husband, Randy Glass, 23, earned his Associate's Degree last year and was climbing the management ranks at a Publix store in Arlington. His wife is six months pregnant.
"We found out we were having a little boy," Jennifer said as she fought back tears. "Every day we talked about the excitement of our new child coming into this world and he won't be here for that."
The Florida Highway Patrol said Randy Glass failed to negotiate a curve on an Arlington Expressway ramp around 9:55 p.m. Saturday June 1. According to police, he hit a concrete barrier and was ejected from the motorcycle. Police said he fell into the Expressway's westbound lanes.
His family said he was on his way home from his new job. He was wearing a helmet. His family told FCN he "loved his motorcycle and was very careful." He died at the scene.
"He'll be a guardian angel for our son and that's kind of what gets me through it," Jennifer said.
The Glass family tells FCN that Randy was thinking long term and was on track to reaching goals to care for his family. They said that included building a nest egg and getting life insurance. They said he just hadn't reached those goals, which is why they're raising money for Jennifer and her unborn child.
"We're trying to do whatever we can to make sure we can fill that void that he would've been providing," said Randy's uncle, Steve Vereen. "We're directed by scripture to help take care of our widows and that what we're doing."
First For You, the American Council of Life Insurers said having a policy can help cover daily living expenses and pay the mortgage and also ensure that your family is not burdened with debt.
After this tragedy, Jennifer said it is important "to love and cherish every moment that you have with the people that care about you."
First For You, the ACLI said if you're considering a life insurance policy:
1) Read it carefully to make sure it meets your goals.
2) Talk to an agent or financial adviser to figure out how much you need.
3) Be aware of disadvantages and advantages to term and cash-value policies. For term policies, know that some term policies provide protection for a specific period of time, not for life. Term premiums increase as you grow older and your health status changes.
More detailed information can be found on the American Council of Life Insurers website.
If you want to donate to the Glass family fund, an account is set up with VyStar Credit Union.
Fore more information, send an email to one of the following two family member's email addresses: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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