According to the report, the two went out to have their red Jeep Commander washed at the gas station situated less than a mile from their home. They were about to have the vehicle moved off to dry off, when the man realized he’d left it in reverse. He jumped in but accidentally stepped on the gas pedal, which propelled the Jeep backwards – and into the unsuspecting wife standing behind it.
Isabel Ramirez-Cohetero, 51, was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. The family says that they’re not blaming her 50-year-old husband for what happened, because this was clearly an accident – a most heartbreaking and life-altering one, but an accident nonetheless.
A worker for the car wash says the man was besides himself with pain when he realized what he’d done.
“A man ran inside crying ‘My wife, my wife, my wife in serious condition. Call the ambulance.’ He kept on repeating ambulance, ambulance,” the worker explains for the media outlet. “I went outside and I saw the lady laying on the ground on her back. […] This is sad. I feel sorry for the husband. He was crying, he was upset.”
As of the time of writing, no charges have been brought against the man, but the police investigation is still underway.