An elderly Aiken man died Thursday from injuries suffered after his wife accidentally ran him over with her vehicle at a local auto dealership.
Lorne L. Vincent, 81, was pronounced dead at AU Medical Center from multiple body trauma, according to an Aiken County Coroner’s Office news release. The incident happened shortly after 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Satcher Ford on Jefferson Davis Highway in Graniteville.
According to the release, Vincent and his wife, Caroleen Vincent, had driven their vehicles to the dealership for service. Vincent got out of his vehicle to go into the service department and as he walked in front of his wife’s vehicle, she accidentally stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake and hit him.
She was not injured and the coroner’s office and South Carolina Highway Patrol are investigating the incident, the release states.