Updated on: 6/26/2019
A couple visiting from Germany are dead after 71-year-old David E. Croswell drove his Jeep through a fence and onto a beach where they were run over.
Witnesses describe the jeep driving trough a fence and onto the beach where it struck a German couple who were lying on the beach just before 5p.m. on Tuesday. The couple were visiting family in the area according to KOIN 6 news and had only just arrived a few days prior.
According to reports, after striking the couple, Croswell then continued driving through the beach before hitting a parking sign as he left the scene.
Local police eventually found Croswell that night just a half mile away from the scene after witness accounts and debris matching his vehicle connected him to the scene.
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