VENICE, Fla. - The Florida Highway Patrol says they are still trying to figure out how a Venice woman ran over her own husband, killing him in their driveway. Troopers are calling the case a homicide investigation.
It happened in the Pelican Point gated community Tuesday morning. That's where authorities say 69-year old Gary Lamson was run over by his wife 71-year old Joan Lamson.
Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Greg Bueno says when first responders got there Gary Lamson was pinned under the tire of the family's Lexus sedan.
He says they want to know for sure if the incident was in fact an accident. "We want to interview anybody who has any knowledge of the incident. We want to try to determine what occurred before the incident, during, and after the incident." Lt. Bueno says they investigate all incidents like this as homicide investigations.
The Lamsons had moved to the Venice home within the past two years. Mr. Lamson was the former president of a non profit human services organization for mental health and addiction in the Massachusetts area.