A senior who was run over and killed by her husband in front of their Temecula home after she fell into the path of his car, where he couldn’t see her, was identified Tuesday.
Sharon A. Miller-Dzurinda, 73, was fatally injured at about 11:10 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Howell Mountain and Serdonis streets, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Officer Mike Lassig said Miller-Dzurinda had gotten out of her husband’s idling vehicle, a 2017 Acura TL sedan, and was standing adjacent to it with the passenger-side door open for reasons still under investigation.
It was unclear whether the couple were leaving the residence or returning to it at the time.
Lassig said the car was initially stopped, pointing southwest, when the victim’s spouse, whose identity was not disclosed, “allowed it to travel in reverse, causing the front passenger door to knock (Miller-Dzurinda) to the ground.”
“The motorist was unable to observe (the victim’s) position on the street,” the CHP spokesman said. “He drove forward, causing the Acura’s right side tires to travel over her while she was lying in the roadway.”
Neighbors called 911, and Riverside County Fire Department paramedics reached the location 10 minutes later, pronouncing Miller-Dzurinda dead at the scene.
Her husband was not injured.
He was questioned by CHP officers but not arrested.
Lassig said the investigation was ongoing, and anyone with information about the incident was urged to call the CHP’s Temecula office at 951-506-2004.