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Two Iowans Headed for Outback Bowl Killed in Crash
WILTON, Iowa (AP) An Iowa couple traveling to the Outback Bowl in Florida has died in a crash in Georgia.
The Quad-City Times reports 64-year-old Kenneth Behrens and his 65-year-old wife, Margaret Behrens, died in the Sunday evening crash on Interstate 75 in Georgia. A 13-year-old boy riding with the couple wasn't injured.
The Behrens were from Wilton.
The Georgia State Patrol says the crash happened in south-central Georgia when traffic slowed. A car hit the Behrens' sport utility vehicle, causing it to overturn.
Relatives of the Behrens were in a minivan ahead of the SUV.
A family friend, Arnie Kempf, of Durant, says the Behrens were longtime University of Iowa fans and were looking forward to attending the Hawkeyes' game with Louisiana State University in Tampa.
The crash remains under investigation.