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Driver hits elderly couple in western Michigan, killing 1

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Authorities say a driver hit an elderly couple walking their dog in western Michigan, killing one of them and the dog. The Grand Rapids Police Department says a 75-year-old woman was walking with her 77-year-old husband on Thursday night when the driver failed to negotiate a turn and went off the road. 

Police say the woman was pronounced dead at a hospital and her husband was hospitalized with serious injuries. Police say that the dog also died of crash injuries. The vehicle ended up in a nearby ravine. Police say the 34-year-old woman who was driving and her passenger weren't injured.

The crash is under investigation, but police say alcohol may be a factor.

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