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Couple Injured In Crash Preparing For Return To California

Couple Injured In Crash Preparing For Return To California

Posted - Jun. 29, 2004 at 10:39 a.m.



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(Denver-AP) -- It's been exactly four weeks since a fiery crash in Utah critically injured a woman traveling to Colorado to start a new life.

Now, the family of 20-year-old Tara Eichinger Berendes is preparing to take her home to San Jose, California.

Couple Injured In Crash Preparing For Return To California

Berendes and her new husband, Joshua, had been married only ten days before another car collided with their sport utility vehicle on Interstate 15 near Salt Lake City.

Twenty-eight-year-old Thad Goodman of Taylorsville died instantly.

Tara Berendes is still clinically comatose at a Salt Lake hospital, but could be discharged to a San Jose facility later this week. Josh Berendes has already been released from a hospital.

The Berendeses were in the process of moving to Littleton, Colorado when the crash occurred.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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