Couple killed when pickup crashes into home

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Evansville authorities say a couple in their 70s was killed along with the 24-year-old pickup driver when the truck he was driving slid on a curve and flipped over a guardrail and crashed into a home.

Vanderburgh County Coroner Annie Groves says the people killed inside the home were 75-year-old Homer Merriweather and 74-year-old Lela Merriweather. The driver of the pickup was identified as 24-year-old Thomas Hodgson of Newburgh.

Evansville police Sergeant Jim Magary says the accident that occurred shortly after 2:15 a.m. Sunday is still under investigation. He says the preliminary investigation indicates the couple in the home was asleep at the time of the accident.

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