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Fayetteville man dies after wife accidentally hits him with car

Posted April 13, 2014 8:33 p.m. EDT
Updated April 13, 2014 9:09 p.m. EDT

— A woman accidentally struck and killed her husband with their car in the parking lot of a Fayetteville church Sunday morning, police said.

William Russell Roe Jr., 57, was hit outside Village Baptist Church on South McPherson Road and was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

Fayetteville police said Roe had gotten out of the 2009 Mercury and was walking toward the church to retrieve a wheelchair for a family member when the accident happened about 10 a.m.

He walked behind the vehicle as his wife, Kathryn Roe, 55, backed up, unaware that he was there, police said.