Freak Accident Claims Life of Elderly Man

COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) - Police are investigating a freak accident that claimed the life of an elderly Columbus man.

Tuesday, 82-year-old Thomas Smith was killed when the car his wife was driving slammed into their home on Summerchase Way.

Investigators say Hanriette Smith was pulling into the front yard, when she apparently hit the accelerator instead of the brakes.

Both she and husband were taken to the hospital where he died early this morning.

Right now, it cannot be determined whether his death was caused by the accident or other health problems.