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Woman falls under van, dies trying to go to hospital with sick husband

Updated: May 10, 2013 1:51PM

(SPRING GROVE) An elderly woman attempting to follow an ambulance with her husband inside fell under her van and was killed early Friday in northwest suburban Spring Grove.

Paramedics responded early Friday to a medical emergency in the 1400 block of Main Street in Spring Grove and found a man in need of hospitalization, according to a release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s office.

The man’s wife, 83-year-old June A. Severs, wanted to follow the ambulance to the hospital and backed her 2010 maroon Dodge van out of the garage and into the driveway to turn around, police said.

The elderly woman then stopped the van and exited without putting the vehicle in park, police said. She slipped on the wet pavement and fell under the van, which rolled backwards over her.

June Severs was taken to Centegra Hospital -- McHenry, where she was declared dead, police said.

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