The Way--the story?

What is the story of Fastball’s The Way? What’s the meaning? Normally I’m good at figuring out the story the lyrics are trying to say, but this one has left me scratching my head. I have an idea, but I don’t know if it’s right.

I’ve heard many times that it’s based on a true account of an elderly couple who “made up their up their minds / and they started packing / They left before the sun came up that day.” Apparently they drove their car off a cliff or something to that extent. IIRC, it was out West (AZ, CA, NM?). Expect a cite soon.

I was close (TX is West for me). I was, though, under the impression that it was not an accident. It seems the article states that it was.