Man killed after couple gets run over by their own minivan

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Man was pinned under van

SURPRISE -- The following is a press release from the Surprise Police Dept.:

On Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at approximately 6:30 p.m, a 62 year old City of Surprise woman was injured, and her 63 year old husband killed, when they became trapped under their vehicle in front of their home.

The incident occurred in the 18600 block of North Fresca Court in Surprise.Initial reports indicate the couple was leaving their residence and had stopped in the driveway to inspect their vehicle.

They were out checking on the vehicle when it began to role backwards down the driveway.

They attempted to stop the vehicle from rolling but fell and were trapped underneath.

Officers responding to the call were able to lift the vehicle with automotive jacks from their patrol cars.

Fire personnel began treating the couple, transporting the husband by helicopter and the wife by ambulance.Both were taken to John C. Lincoln North.

The wife was treated for non-life threatening injuries.The husband was later pronounced dead.