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Sunday 28 December 2014

Alofa Time, below, and above, members of the Boise Police Department investigate the scene of the fatal accident in Boise, Idaho, after Time's wife's severed head flew across the road

Man driving with wife's severed head kills two in horror crash

THE severed head of a man's wife flew from his lorry after he crashed into an oncoming car, killing the driver and her child, US police said.

THE severed head of a man's wife flew from his lorry after he crashed into an oncoming car, killing the driver and her child, US police said.

The investigation of the wreckage and the head, which was tossed on to the roadway by the impact, led police to the decapitated body of 47-year-old Theresa Time in the garage of the home she shared in Boise, Idaho, with her husband, Alofa Time, police said.

Time, who was not injured in the crash, told officers he was also involved in his wife's death, police said.

A police officer was driving behind Time's truck on a busy road when he noticed the man's erratic driving and then watched him slam into the car, said police spokeswoman Lynn Hightower.

A post-mortem examination was scheduled for next week to determine Theresa Time's cause of death, the county coroner said.

Time was arrested over the deaths of car accident victims Samantha Nina Murphy (36) and her four-year-old daughter Jae Lynne Grimes, both of Boise. Murphy's other daughter was injured and was in a stable condition in hospital.

"It was one of the more horrific and complex crime scenes on memory," Hightower said. "A woman and her child killed in a crash, and a severed head from an earlier homicide: It's nothing short of bizarre and tragic."

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