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Missouri man dies after 89-year-old mother runs over him

Published 2019-09-11T16:00:00.834Z

First responders on the scene of the accident Tuesday photo courtesy KYTV

GREENE COUNTY —One person died in an accident just after 11a.m. Tuesday in Greene County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2013 Chevy Equinox driven by Martha B. Martin, 89, Brookline, was eastbound in the 2700 Block of South Roundhill Road in Brookline.

Her son Paul S. Martin, 59, was standing outside the Chevy and reached inside the vehicle to assist the driver with removing the vehicle from park.

The driver had her foot on the accelerator. When it was placed out of park the SUV dragged the pedestrian. When he fell off, the SUV struck him and then crashed into a storm shelter.

EMS transported Martin to Mercy Springfield where he died. Martha Martin refused treatment. She was not wearing a seat belt, according to the MSHP.