NEW YORK – A 76-year-old woman who drove to a cemetery to visit her husband's grave was killed when she stepped out of her car and it ran her over.
Evanglista Vartholomeou inadvertently left the car running and in gear when she stopped at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Queens around 5 p.m. Sunday, police said.
She was about 50 feet from her husband's grave when the car mowed her down. She died at the scene.
No criminality was suspected, police said.