Deputies: Man, 76, accidentally kills wife while backing into garage

BURLINGTON, KY (FOX19) - Investigators say an elderly man from Northern Kentucky accidentally ran over his wife while backing into his garage on Monday.

According to the Boone County Sheriff's Office, 79-year-old Nathaniel Simpson was reversing into his garage on Utz Lane around 2 p.m. His wife, 76-year-old Phyllis Simpson, was standing in the garage at the time making her way inside the home.

Investigators believe Nathaniel mistakenly hit the accelerator instead of the brake, backing over his wife.

Deputies say Phyllis succumbed to her injuries at the scene.

The death is being investigated by the Boone County Sheriff's Office Accident Reconstruction Unit.

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