Bradenton Couple Killed in Kentucky Crash

Brent and Julia Robinson are among five people who died in the head-on collision on Christmas Eve.

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.

Tami Morrison December 26, 2012 at 01:48 PM
Prayers to the families.....
Robin Miller December 26, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Will be praying for God's peace to envelop your families at this time.
Helen Ledgerwood December 26, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Our hearts are just broken as we know the pain the Robinsons feel. We are so sorry to learn of Brent and Julia's accident. Know that friends all over the country are thinking of you and praying for strength for all the Robinson family and the Caldwell family. Brent was such a nice young man, and we enjoyed watching him grow up in our neighborhood.
Pam Steele December 26, 2012 at 11:40 PM
I don't have words to convey what I am feeling. Donnie Robinson was a cousin of mine, our whole family is just heart broken. May God's good grace be with Donnie and Rhonda as well as Donnie's parents in WV. Our prayers are with you.


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