published Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Kentucky couple killed in Dalton crash

An elderly couple from Florence, Ky., were killed in a traffic crash this morning in Dalton, Ga., authorities said.

Charles Beckett, 81, and Donna Beckett, 73, died in the crash on Chattanooga Road about 6:50 a.m., Dalton Police Department spokesman Steve Zahn said in a news release.

Beckett pulled his Chevrolet Cruze out of the parking lot of the Guest Inn into the path of a northbound Dodge Ram pickup towing a boat, Zahn said. The pickup driver was Joseph Purcell, 68, of Dalton.

His condition wasn’t give in the news release.

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