DALTON, GA (WRCB) -- A traffic accident early Wednesday morning in Dalton claimed the lives of two women from Kentucky.

Charles Beckett, 81, and Donna Beckett, 73 from Florence, Kentucky left the parking lot of
a hotel on Chattanooga Road, and drove into the path of a northbound Dodge Ram truck towing a boat, driven by Joseph Purcell, age 68, from Dalton.

Dalton Police Department's traffic enforcement unit is currently investigating the accident.