TRUCKEE, CA - The wife of a Homewood man died when he lost control of his car and pinned her against a refuse bin Thursday afternoon.
The accident took place on the 400 block of Grouse Drive.
Sixty-eight year-old Carol Kaufmann was standing outside of the couple's 2003 BMW as husband Larry, 70, prepared to back their boat and trailer into a driveway, according to the California Highway Patrol. Carol Kaufmann was giving instructions on maneuvering into the driveway when her husband lost control of the BMW and the back of car struck her, pushing her against a "bear box" used for refuse.
Carol Kaufmann suffered major injuries and did not survive.
The CHP said it didn't appear that alcohol or drugs contributed to the accident.