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Woman killed, man injured by woman backing out of driveway

“It’s a tragic, tragic accident."

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) — A woman backing out of a driveway plowed into two people, killing one and injuring the other, police said Sunday.

A Florida woman was backing out of a driveway in Middletown on Saturday afternoon when she drove into a yard across the street, striking two people. Her Jeep Cherokee continued to back up and finally stopped after hitting a porch.

Gertrude Mackin, 80, of Middletown, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Tristan Mouligne remains in the hospital with serious injuries.

“It’s a tragic, tragic accident,” Police Chief William Kewer told The Newport Daily News.


The crash remains under investigation.


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