Two people died in a Thursday morning crash on State Road 31 in Punta Gorda.

Officials say an elderly woman, 78-year old Daisy Garnett, ran a flashing red light at the intersection of SR-31 and Bermont Road. Her Kia drove directly into the path of a semi truck.

The truck ended up hitting the small car and pushing it into a waterlogged ditch.

Daisy Garnett and her husband, James, were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi was uninjured.