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October 4, 2013
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Tahoe woman, 68, killed after husband backs into her with car

TAHOMA, Calif. — A 68-year-old woman died Thursday after her husband accidentally backed into her while trying to park a boat on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore.

Larry Kaufmann, 70, of Homewood, was driving a 2003 BMW and maneuvering the attached boat and trailer into a driveway at 475 Grouse Drive in Tahoma at about 1:30 p.m.

According to the California Highway Patrol, his wife, Carol Kaufmann, was outside the vehicle giving verbal directions.

For unknown reasons, Larry Kaufmann lost control, and the rear of the BMW struck his wife, who was pinned against a permanently affixed “bear box” trash bin.

Carol Kaufmann suffered major blunt force trauma and died in the collision. Larry Kaufmann was not hurt.

Neither alcohol nor drugs contributed, according to CHP.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Oct 4, 2013 07:55PM Published Oct 10, 2013 09:49AM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.