GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Arial">A woman who was one of two teenage participants in a killing spree that left 11 people dead in Nebraska and Wyoming 55 years ago and became the basis of the movie "Badlands" starring Sissy Spacek and Martin Sheen has been critically injured in a crash in Michigan. The Battle Creek Enquirer says 70-year-old Caril Clair of Stryker, Ohio, was critically hurt and her 81-year-old husband Frederick Clair killed late Monday in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 69 in Calhoun County's Tekonsha Township, 70 miles south-southeast of Grand Rapids. As a 14-year-old, then-Caril Fugate and her 19-year-old boyfriend Charlie Starkweather went on a killing spree from Lincoln to Wyoming in 1957-58 that claimed the lives of Fugate's mother, stepfather, 2-year-old sister and eight others. Starkweather was executed in 1959, while Fugate was imprisoned until she was paroled in 1976.
Caril Fugate Clair in 1983 (Courtesy Photo)