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Elderly Columbus man dies in freak accident

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - Police say a freak accident killed an
elderly Columbus man when a car driven by his wife crashed into the
couple's house.

The wreck occurred at about 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said 82-year-old Thomas Smith died Tuesday night at a
local hospital.

According to investigators, Hanriette Smith apparently hit the
accelerator instead of the brakes and crashed into the front of the
house.

Authorities said medical personnel could not determine if Thomas
Smith's death was caused by the accident or medical problems.


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