A 76-year-old De Luz man was killed in his driveway Monday when his classic car rolled over him, authorities said.

The fatality happened about 5 p.m. Sunday at 22305 Corte Bonita, near De Luz Road, just west of Temecula, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Officer Mike Lassig said that the victim, whose identity was not immediately released, pulled his 1935 Chrysler Airflow out of an enclosure on his property, possibly in preparation for a ride.

It was unclear whether he left the antique car idling.

“The party exited the vehicle and failed to secure it,” Lassig said. “The vehicle then began to roll and travel in reverse in a southwesterly direction.”

The Chrysler backed into the victim and rolled over him in the driveway, according to the CHP spokesman.

Witnesses called 911, and an ambulance crew arrived a short time later, pronouncing the senior dead at the scene.

An investigation is ongoing.

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