Thursday, June 21, 2018
Public safety

Crash claims two Iowa fans on way to Tampa's Outback Bowl

WILTON, Iowa — An Iowa couple traveling to the Outback Bowl in Tampa has died in a crash in Georgia.

The Quad-City Times reported that 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 them wasn't injured.

The Behrens were from Wilton, a city in eastern Iowa.

The Georgia State Patrol said 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, said the Behrens were longtime University of Iowa fans and were looking forward to attending the Hawkeyes' game with Louisiana State University on New Year's Day at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

The crash remains under investigation.

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