(Burlington, Ky.) - A man accidentally ran over his wife with their vehicle, killing her, Monday afternoon.
Boone County Sheriff’s deputies say Nathaniel Simpson, 79, was backing into the garage at his home on Utz Lane at about 2:00. Investigators believe he mistakenly hit the accelerator instead of the brake, causing the vehicle to strike his wife who was standing in the garage. The vehicle continued into the rear of the home.
Phyllis Simpson, 76, died at the scene. The sheriff’s office called the incident a “terribly tragic event.”
The sheriff’s office is still investigating the accident.