PLANT CITY — The two people killed in a car crash Monday afternoon that closed the James L. Redman Parkway for hours were the parents of a Plant City police captain, authorities said.
Alicia Pruet, 83, and Charles Pruet, 84, both of Plant City, died after their 2009 Hyundai was struck by a semitrailer truck on the parkway about 3:45 p.m. Monday, according to Plant City police. The Pruets are the parents of Plant City Capt. Susan Pruet.
Alicia Pruet was driving, police said, and pulled into the path of the semitrailer at the intersection with Johnson Road. She died at the scene, and Charles Pruet was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital, where he died later.
"Any time we lose an extended member to a tragic event such as this one, we are all affected," said police Chief Steven Singletary.