Illinois woman accidentally runs over husband in driveway

Illinois woman accidentally runs over husband in driveway

Illinois woman accidentally runs over husband in driveway

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Posted on April 13, 2013 at 9:48 AM

Updated Saturday, Apr 13 at 2:46 PM

OAK LAWN, Ill. (AP) -- Police in a Chicago suburb say a woman has accidentally run over her husband in their driveway, killing the man.

Oak Lawn police said in a statement that the man had just gotten out of the car to open a driveway gate when the woman backed the car up, pinning him under the car.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office identified the man as 70-year-old James Wojciechowski.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the woman called 911 to report she accidentally hit her husband.

Police say she told investigators she thought her husband was clear of the car when she began to back up.

Police say they are treating the death as a tragic accident and no charges are expected.

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