Wife Pushes Wrong Pedal, Runs Over Husband, Crashes Through Garage

 Thursday, July 30, 2015

 NBC Bay Area

An elderly woman who mistook the gas pedal for the brake ran over and killed her husband Wednesday morning at their home near Martinez, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officers responded at 10:46 a.m. to the 2600 block of Reliez Valley Road near the border of Martinez on a report from Martinez police of a solo car crash, CHP Officer John Fransen said.Fransen said a woman in her 80s was trying to reposition a Toyota Corolla in a garage and her husband was standing near the car, giving her directions.