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Did you hear?...Angela Betancourt needs our prayers and support

Our prayers go out to Angela Betancourt who is in a coma and listed in critical condition at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, N.Y. The SUV she was riding in was hit by a tractor trailer that had jumped the median after allegedly being hit by another vehicle. The SUV was being driven by her husband, Richard, 38, a musician who was embarking on what Angela and others had hoped would be a successful relaunch of a music career. He died from injuries sustained in the crash.
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Our prayers go out to Angela Betancourt who is in a coma and listed in critical condition at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, N.Y. The SUV she was riding in was hit by a tractor trailer that had jumped the median after allegedly being hit by another vehicle. The SUV was being driven by her husband, Richard, 38, a musician who was embarking on what Angela and others had hoped would be a successful relaunch of a music career. He died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Click here to read a story from the Journal News in Hudson Valley.

Those in the outdoor industry will know Angela as a member of the Hunter Public Relations firm and a former manager of the Balance Bar account – best remembered for diverting attention from the Kobe Bryant scandal and getting media to cover an adventure race instead, by highlighting a marriage proposal during the race.

She is a member of the OIWC and OIA, and was expected to attend Outdoor Retailer Summer Market on behalf of her current account, Redwood Creek Wines, which is sponsoring the Industry Party and the band, Rusted Root. Instead, she’s fighting for her life.

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