A couple who fulfilled a life-long dream of visiting every U.S. state were both killed after being hit by a minivan on the final leg of their trip.

Keith and Doreen Rodgers had just finished their 50-state quest by visiting Indiana, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Ohio.

The couple, who are reportedly English, were about to return to their home in Manchester, Connecticut, when they were hit by a minivan while crossing a road in Liberty Township.

Police say 73-year-old Keith Rodgers died at the scene and 71-year-old Doreen Rodgers died later at St. Elizabeth’s Health Center.

The Journal Inquirer quoted Ohio State Patrol as saying that the driver who hit the pair was Sandra Scott, 64, from Vienna, Ohio.

A manager at a nearby fast food restaurant said he heard the crash while working at the drive-thru and tried to resuscitate the pair.

Mr and Mrs Rodgers were hit at 5.40pm on Saturday just north of Youngstown in Liberty Township.

Source: Daily mail