Elderly couple dies when husband runs over wife, then himself

SAN DIEGO - Authorities say a married couple in their 80s died after the husband backed a pickup truck over his wife, and was then hit by the truck himself as he scrambled to help her.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner said Monday that 80-year-old Setsuko Yada was hit by her 87-year-old husband George Yada as he was trying to park their pickup truck on Sunday night in the 4200 block of West Overlook Drive.

George was hit when he got out in what appears to have been an attempt to help his wife.

Paramedics declared Setsuko dead at the scene.

George was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead soon after.

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