Pat parelli parents: In Marion County, on the evening of Wednesday afternoon a fiery car crash killed the parents of famous horse trainer Pat Parelli, as they were thought to be traveling to their 67-year old son’s birthday celebration. The two-vehicle collision occurred just after 4 p.m. at the U.S. Hwy. 27, and N.W. 84, intersection. The Florida Highway Patrol examined the event and the agency no longer releases the names of those who were involved in accidents due to a new policy change. Various sources identified the victims as Jack Parelli, the 88-year-old, and Doris, his 86-year-old wife, who at the time of the crash were pronounced dead.
In the FHP report, a sedan driven by an 88-year-old man stopped at the busy crossing and then did not give up a van powered by a Belleview guy who was 37-year-old while crossing the eastern edge of US Hwy, 27 to take a left turn. Before slashing into the left side of the sedan.
The van driver who suffered serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital tried to stop the car and added that the two cars then cleared fire. The Parelli family received condolences on Thursday on Facebook. Christi Rains, who coined the term “Natural Horsemanship,” said Pat Parelli that he abruptly ended a webinar when he was told about the tragedy.