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Bay Area couple killed, dog injured by alleged drunken driver

MENLO PARK — Authorities say a man and woman were killed and their dog was injured when they were struck during an evening walk by an alleged drunken driver in Menlo Park.

Police Commander Dave Bertini says the couple, both in their 50s, were likely killed instantly in the crash on Thursday evening.

After hitting them, the car jumped the landscaped center divide, clipped a car traveling in the other direction and came to a rest against a tree.

Police arrested 54-year-old Marjorie Reitzell on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter and felony DUI. The Redwood City resident was still in her car when officers arrived at the scene. She complained of minor injuries.

The dog's condition was unknown. Bertini says the Peninsula Humane Society arrived at the scene quickly and took the animal to a vet for treatment.

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