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Woman charged in wreck that killed soldier, wife

Posted April 28, 2009 4:36 p.m. EDT
Updated April 28, 2009 7:05 p.m. EDT

— Spring Lake police have charged a woman in the crash that killed a soldier and his wife Saturday morning.

Master Sgt. Stephen W. Booth, 33, a senior Special Forces weapons sergeant, was assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 3rd SFG (A). He and his wife, Dawn Booth, were riding a motorcycle when Ruth Ann Furnier pulled her car into their path, police said.

Furnier is charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle.

Stephen Booth, of Sanford, is a veteran of five combat tours. He participated in operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

The couple is survived by two sons.