A man helping with a church food drive in the Thumb, Michigan area struck and killed his 80-year-old wife outside the church with an SUV as the couple prepared to leave, police said .
Michigan State Police say the 82-year-old Cass City man fatally injured his wife Tuesday night outside Our Lady Consolata Parish Church in the village of Gagetown, Tuscola County, as he pulled his SUV out of a church parking lot.
The woman, whose name has not been released, died from her injuries, The Saginaw News reported.
Police said the woman and her husband had volunteered at a church food drive. Witnesses told soldiers the 80-year-old woman was carrying a bag of garbage in a receptacle in the church parking lot when the SUV hit her.
State police are investigating the woman’s death. Once investigators complete their investigation, they will forward their findings to the Tuscola County District Attorney’s Office for review.