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Iowa man dies after wife backs car over him


This news story was published on April 8, 2019.
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DUBUQUE – Tragedy unfolded in one of Iowa’s biggest river towns this weekend after a woman backed her car out of a driveway and directly over her husband, killing him.

On April 6, 2019 at approximately 11:38 AM, the Dubuque Police Department responded to the area of University Ave. and Finley Street for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Officers arrived on scene and found that Mary F. Bockenstedt, 84, of Dubuque, was backing a 1998 Buick LeSabre out of a private driveway on Finley Street when she struck her husband, Walter E. Bockenstedt, 82, who was behind her vehicle. Walter became pinned under the vehicle and died at the scene.

The accident scene was processed and the case remains under investigation by the department’s Technical Accident Investigators.

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