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Mother of Ind. Olympic medalist killed in crash

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The mother of an Olympic rowing gold medalist from southern Indiana has been killed in a traffic crash.

Police say 65-year-old Meredith Beery of Oaktown was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash near Terre Haute. The Vigo County Sheriff's Department says her SUV crossed the center line and hit a pickup truck Sunday morning.

A passenger in the truck was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Fredrick & Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes of Oaktown says Beery's survivors include son Dan Beery, who won a gold medal in the 2004 Olympics in Athens as part of the eight-member U.S. men's rowing team. It was the first American victory in the event in 40 years.

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