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Arraignment Wednesday for man accused of killing elderly couple

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VISTA (CNS) - Arraignment is scheduled Wednesday for a 20-year-old man who allegedly was drunk when the car he was driving struck and killed a retirement-age couple as they walked alongside a North County road.

Earl Smith Jr. of Oceanside was headed east in the 11600 block Old Castle Road in Valley Center about 6:15 a.m. Sunday when his 2011 Toyota Corolla drifted to the right and struck Carl Ackermann, 79, and his 78-year-old wife, Eunice, according to the California Highway Patrol. Both victims died at the scene.

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