A man helping with a church food drive in Michigan's Thumb region struck and killed his 80-year-old wife outside the church with an SUV as the couple was preparing to leave, police said.
Michigan State Police said the 82-year-old Cass City man fatally injured his wife Tuesday night outside Our Lady Consolata Parish Church in the Tuscola County village of Gagetown as he was pulling his sport-utility vehicle out of a church parking space.
The woman, whose name has not been released, died from her injuries, The Saginaw New s reported.
Police said the woman and her husband had been volunteering at a food drive at the church. Witnesses told troopers the 80-year-old wife was carrying a bag of trash to a receptacle in the church parking lot when the SUV struck her.
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State police are investigating the woman’s death. Once investigators finish their probe they will forward their findings to the Tuscola County Prosecutor’s Office for review.