Elderly driver strikes, kills wife in Topeka church parking lot

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email
The accident happened shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday int he parking lot of the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church.


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Topeka, Kan. -- An elderly woman has died after an accident Sunday morning outside of a Topeka church.

Our sister-station WIBW reports that it happened around 9:15 a.m. in the parking lot of the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. Topeka Police say a 91-year-old driver of a green van let his wife out of the vehicle and accidentally stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake. He then struck his 89-year-old wife and dragging her under the vehicle, hitting another car in the process.

A parishioner witnessed what happened and jumped in the van to help the man stop the vehicle. The woman was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police are still investigating. The names of the victim and her husband have not been released.

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