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Florida family heading to funeral killed in small plane crash in Georgia

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Posted at 10:33 PM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 22:33:16-04

PUTNAM COUNTY, Ga. -- A small plane crash in Georgia killed a grieving Florida family.

According to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, a small plane crashed in a wooded area near Eatonton, which is located a little more than an hour drive southeast of Atlanta.

Deputies identified the following people killed in the crash:

  • Larry Pruitt, 67, of Morriston, Fla. He was the pilot and owner of the plane.
  • Shawn Lamont, 41, of Gainesville, Fla.
  • Jody Lamont, 43, of Gainesville. She was the wife of Shawn and daughter of Larry Pruitt.
  • Jayce Lamont, 6. He was the son of Shawn and Jody Lamont.
  • Alice Lamont, 4. She was the daughter of Shawn and Jody Lamont.

The family was flying from Levy County, Florida to Newcastle, Indiana to attend a funeral, deputies said.

The deadly crash remains under investigation.