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An elderly woman who mistook the gas pedal for the brake ran over and killed her husband Wednesday morning at their home near Martinez, according to the California Highway Patrol. Fransen said a woman in her 80s was trying to reposition a Toyota Corolla in a garage and her husband was standing near the car, giving her directions. The woman told officers she accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake pedal and struck her husband before crashing through the back wall of the garage and pinning him underneath the car, Fransen said. The car ultimately came to rest in the backyard, he said.

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