Elroy McConnell

Elroy McConnell, 51, and his three sons, Elroy McConnell III, 28, Kelly McConnell, 19, and Nathan McConnell, 24, were coming from a late-night movie about 12:45 a.m. Sunday, August 1 when their 2010 Ford Fusion was hit at the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street North and 22nd Avenue North in St. Petersburg.

All four died from their injuries.

The family had been vacationing in St. Petersburg.

McConnell, 51, and his wife, Amy Voelker, were from Orlando, as were Nathan and Kelly McConnell, who turned 19 Friday. Elroy McConnell III and his wife came from New Orleans with their 4-month-old son, Elroy McConnell IV.

The elder McConnell was an accountant who founded a startup venture known as iCFO, which provides chief financial officers, accounting and audit services for companies.

His eldest son, Elroy McConnell III, was training to become a manager at JCPenny's, English said. He and his wife, Sandie English McConnell, met at Louisiana College in Pineville, La., and married about two years ago. English described his son-in-law as quiet and a loving husband and father.

Kelly McConnell was studying at the University of Miami and was scheduled to graduate in 2013, according to his Facebook page. He played rugby, loved football and his girlfriend and cherished his family.


Published in TBO.com from Aug. 2 to Nov. 2, 2010