Long Island Driver Strikes, Kills Wife While Backing Out of Driveway

The 83-year-old man was backing his Mercedes out of the driveway when he hit his wife, who was walking back from bringing a grandchild to the school bus stop

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What to Know

  • Police say an elderly Long Island driver struck and killed his wife in what appears to be a tragic accident
  • Cops say 83-year-old Peter Richard hit Nancy Richard with his Mercedes as she was walking back from taking a grandkid to the school bus stop
  • They are members of the family that owns the regional electronics and appliance retailer P.C. Richard and Son

Police say an elderly Long Island driver struck and killed his wife in what appears to be a tragic accident as she was walking back from taking a grandchild to the school bus stop.

Suffolk County police say 83-year-old Peter Richard hit Nancy Richard with his 2015 Mercedes while backing the car out of their driveway around 7:30 a.m. Monday in Fort Salonga.

They are members of the family that owns the regional electronics and appliance retailer P.C. Richard and Son. A message was left for the company.

Nancy Richard was transported to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. She was 79 years old. Peter Richard was not hurt.

Police say they impounded the car for a safety check and the investigation is ongoing.

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