Police arrest man in case of 2 run over, killed at Washington beach

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VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Washington state authorities have arrested a man accused of driving his Jeep through a fence at a swimming hole and running over two Germans.

The Washougal Police Department said a man in a Jeep Grand Cherokee drove through a chain link fence at Sandy Swimming Hole Park and continued onto the beach, driving over a woman and man shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The Columbian newspaper reports police arrested the man believed to be in his 70s Tuesday night and booked him on suspicion of vehicular homicide while driving under the influence of intoxicants and hit-and-run driving resulting in death.

The victims' names have not been made public pending notification of their relatives.

Police do not believe the man arrested and the victims knew each other or had interaction with each other before the victims were run over.

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