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Couple Charged in Fatal Accident

Couple Charged in Fatal Accident

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AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) -- A couple has been charged with automobile homicide for an accident that killed an 84-year-old woman.

James Edwin Hutchings, 50, and Karla Curran Hutchings, 47, were arrested at their home Friday and booked into the Utah County Jail on the second-degree felony charges, American Fork Police Lt. Darren Falslev said.

Karla Hutchings was driving her car trying to catch up to her husband in a second car when they both ran a stop light at the intersection while traveling about 50 mph in a 25 mph zone. Both slammed into the 84-year-old woman's car, Falslev said.

The woman was ejected from her car and died from her injuries May 1.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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