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New York state police say a husband and wife in their 70s were killed when a driver trying to pass another vehicle on a rural highway hit their car head on

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ALTONA, New York — Police say a husband and wife in their 70s were killed when a driver trying to pass another vehicle on a rural highway in northern New York hit their car head on.

The accident happened at 2:45 p.m. Friday in the town of Altona at the northeast corner of New York state.

State police say 29-year-old Jesse Baker, of Morrisonville, was trying to pass another car on State Route 190 when he hit a Subaru driven by 74-year-old Audrey Lohse head on.

Audrey Lohse, of Burke, and her 77-year-old husband, Richard Lohse, were pronounced dead at the scene. Richard Lohse was riding in the front passenger seat.

Baker was taken to a hospital. His condition was not known.

The investigation is continuing.

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