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UIC Professor, Wife Killed in California Accident

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A speeding car hit and killed a University of Illinois Physics Professor and his wife while they were taking a walk Monday evening.

The professor, 65, and his wife, 57, were killed Monday in San Jose, California, when the driver of a speeding car lost control and struck them in a car accident.

California Highway Patrol reports they were pronounced dead at the scene. The teen driver and his passenger were also killed in the crash.

CHP says the car was going approximately 80 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour speed zone at the time of the crash.

The professor and his wife owned a home in San Jose as well as Chicago.