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4 Dead, 1 Jailed After Fatal Canton Crash

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CANTON (AP) – A Houston man has been jailed on four counts of criminally negligent homicide after his car swerved into oncoming traffic, killing four people on motorcycles.

Thirty-one-year-old Jose Luis Pena of Rosharon is being held on $2 million bail in the Van Zandt County jail. A jail spokeswoman told The Associated Press that records do not indicate whether he has an attorney.

The collision occurred near Canton, about 60 miles east of Dallas, on Sunday afternoon.

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The dead were identified as 51-year-old Bruce Melvin Bricker and his wife, 40-year-old Shannon Rhenee Bricker, 40, both of Highland Village, who were riding one motorcycle. Fifty-three-year-old Steve Austin Claterbaugh of Rowlett and his 52-year-old girlfriend Kathleen Dolores Smith of Wylie, who were on another motorcycle, also died.

   (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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