Wife of former Indiana congressman Lee Hamilton killed in accident

The wife of former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton died Saturday after police said her own car backed over her.

Bloomington, Ind.

The wife of former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton died Saturday after police said her own car backed over her.

According to the Herald-Times, 82-year-old Nancy Hamilton was taking a pet to a veterinary visit in Bloomington at 4:15 p.m. when she got out of the car to retrieve her pet. The car wasn’t in park, police said, and when Hamilton walked behind the vehicle, the Toyota Camry rolled backward and ran over her.

Hamilton suffered injuries to her head and chest, the Herald-Times reported. She died just hours after the accident.

Hamilton’s husband Lee represented Indiana in Congress for more than three decades. He also served as chairman of the 9/11 Commission. He is currently director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University.

The couple had three children and five grandchildren.

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