A Bradenton couple was killed on Christmas Eve in a car accident in Kentucky that claimed the lives of five people, according to media reports.
Julia Robinson, 29, and Brent Robinson, 30, died when the vehicle they were traveling in was struck head-on by a car that lost control on U.S. 25E in Knox County, according to ABC.
Brent was the son of retired Major League baseball player, Don Robinson, and Rhonda Robinson of Bradenton. Brent was a 2001 graduate of Manatee High, where he was a standout baseball player.
Also killed in the crash were Julia's parents, Gary and Patricia Caldwell of Putney, Ky., according to the Herald Tribune.
According to ABC News, 31-year-old David Vanderpool of Williamsburg, Ky., was driving north on the highway when his car veered out of control, struck the median strip and went airborne.
Vanderpool's vehicle hit a car traveling southbound driven by Gary Caldwell. Caldwell's wife, Patricia, and the Robinsons were passengers in the vehicle. The crash killed all four occupants as well as Vanderpool.
Police say alcohol may have been a factor. The accident closed the highway for five hours.