OGDEN, Utah — Police say a man was killed Monday his car backed out of his driveway, hit a woman and then hit a tree, causing him to be ejected.
According to Lt. Will Farr with the Ogden Police Department, the accident happened near the 1400 block of 12th St. in Ogden Monday evening.
Police said that an 80-year-old man identified as Raymond McIntosh was seated in his 2006 Buick Lacrosse in the driveway of his residence. McIntosh’s sister, identified as 84-year-old Annie Burr of Colorado Springs, Colorado was standing near the open door of the car’s passenger seat, leaning toward the vehicle’s interior.
Police said that for an unknown reason, the vehicle “abruptly moved in reverse.” The vehicle then traveled backward “in an arc” onto the street, then back into the front yard where it hit a tree, police said.
“Both individuals sustained serious injuries as a result of the accident,” police stated. “They were treated on scene and transported to McKay Dee Hospital. Mr. McIntosh later succumbed to his injuries. Mrs. Burr is improving and is expected to recover.”
The Ogden City Traffic Bureau is still working on investigating the accident.