Undersheriff: Spring Grove woman dies in 'unfortunate accident'

Published: Friday, May 10, 2013 12:02 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, May 10, 2013 11:17 p.m. CDT

SPRING GROVE – A Spring Grove woman died Friday in an “unfortunate accident,” according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.

June A. Severs, 83, was pronounced dead Friday morning at Centegra Hospital – McHenry from injuries she suffered after falling underneath her vehicle, which then backed over her, according to a news release.

Members of the Sheriff’s Office, Spring Grove Fire Protection District and Fox Lake Fire Department were called to a home in the 1400 block of Main Street around 2 a.m. for a medical assist.

Paramedics were preparing to transport her husband to the hospital, and Severs planned on following the ambulance, Undersheriff Andrew Zinke said.  

As Severs backed her van out of her garage to turn around, she stopped, forgot to put the vehicle in park and exited, Zinke said. As she did, Severs slipped on the wet pavement and fell under the van, which backed over her.

“She was going back in the home because she either forgot or misplaced something,” Zinke said. “This is a terrible tragedy.”

She then was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

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