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S.E. Iowa couple among 3 pedestrians killed in Arizona crash

Authorities have released the names of an Iowa couple and a Canadian woman who died after being struck by an SUV on a sidewalk in Fountain Hills, Arizona. (MGN Online)

FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. — Authorities have released the names of a southeast Iowa couple and a Canadian woman who died after being struck by an SUV on a sidewalk in Fountain Hills, Arizona.

Maricopa County Sheriff's officials say Robert Bonta, 72, and his wife Karen, 71, both of Wever, Iowa, were killed in the accident Tuesday along with Patti Doornbos, 60, of Canada.

Doornbos' 60-year-old husband, Ronald Doornbos, suffered a head injury and remains hospitalized in critical condition after multiple surgeries.

Sheriff's officials say the two couples did not know each other.

They say charges are pending against the 27-year-old man who was driving the SUV when it jumped a curb and struck the two couples as they waited to cross a street.

Fountain Hills is about 32 miles northeast of Phoenix.

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