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Pickup Truck Convoy Raises Money For Family Of Children Killed By Grandmother

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Amber Alert Alton and Ashton Perry (Courtesy State Police)

Amber Alert Alton and Ashton Perry (Courtesy State Police)

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MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) _ A group of pickup truck enthusiasts took to the road to raise money for the family of two North Stonington children who were killed by their grandmother in February.

The Day of New London reports Sunday’s convoy of about 40 trucks began in Richmond, R.I., and concluded at the Foxwoods resort casino.

Drivers paid $20 each to join the ride, and the money raised was presented to Brenda and Jeremy Perry.

Two-year-old Alton Perry and his 6-month-old brother, Ashton died in an apparent murder-suicide, after their grandmother picked them up from a daycare center on Feb. 26, Alton’s birthday.

The ride was organized by 22-year-old Greg Whipple of North Stonington, who went to high school with Brenda Perry.

She drove the family’s pickup truck as part of the convoy.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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