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Florida couple killed on Interstate 85

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AUBURN, AL  (WTVM) -  An accident claims the lives of two people Monday afternoon.

Auburn Police responded to a call around 1:15 p.m. about an accident near the 55 Mile Marker on Interstate 85.

When they arrived they found a freightliner truck with the driver, 60-year-old Ruth Mercer, and the passenger, 65-year-old Luther Mercer, suffering from critical injuries.

Mrs. Mercer was airlifted to Columbus Regional hospital. She was pronounced dead on arrival at the emergency room at 2:25 p.m.

Her husband was rushed by ambulance to East Alabama Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.

We're told the couple listed a Milton, Florida address. Police say the freightliner crossed all lanes of traffic and left the roadway -- striking a tree. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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