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Murder spree figure hurt in car wreck

Aug 7, 2013 - The Associated Press

TEKONSHA TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A woman who was one of two teenage participants in a killing spree that left 11 people dead 55 years ago and became the basis of the movie "Badlands" starring Sissy Spacek and Martin Sheen has been critically injured in a crash, western Michigan authorities said Tuesday.

Caril Ann Clair, 70, of Stryker, Ohio, was critically hurt and her 81-year-old husband killed late Monday in a single-vehicle crash on northbound Interstate 69 in Calhoun County, the sheriff's department said. It said Frederick A. Clair was at the wheel of the SUV when it went off the road and overturned.

Caril Clair was taken to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich. The hospital said it could not provide information on her Tuesday night.

As a 14-year-old, then-Caril Fugate and her 19-year-old boyfriend, Charlie Starkweather, went on a killing spree in Nebraska and Wyoming in 1957-58 that claimed the lives of Fugate's mother, stepfather, 2-year-old sister and eight others. Starkweather was executed, while Fugate left prison in 1976.

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