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Oak Lawn man, 70, accidentally run over, killed by wife

Updated: May 15, 2013 6:54AM

A 70-year-old Oak Lawn man was killed Friday afternoon when his wife, also 70, accidentally ran him over with their car in their driveway, police said.

The man, identified by the Cook County medical examiner’s office as James Wojciechowski, 10824 S. LaPorte Ave., had just exited the car to open a driveway gate when his wife backed the car up just after noon, according to Oak Lawn police.

The woman called 911 to report she accidentally hit her husband with the 2010 Toyota, police said in a statement. She told investigators she thought her husband was clear of the car when she began to back up.

Wojciechowski, who was trapped under the car, was pronounced dead on the scene, police said.

The crash is believed to be a “tragic accident” and no charges are expected, police said.

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