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Published On: Fri, Jan 18th, 2013

James Campbell, Florida man, run over and killed by van, dog behind the wheel says police

A Florida man has died after a dog jumped into a van and pushed the accelerator, causing the vehicle to strike the man as he opened a gate outside of his home, authorities said in reports dated Jan. 17.

photo Dan Century via Flickr

photo Dan Century via Flickr

The Florida Highway Patrol reported that 68-year-old James Campbell was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel.

Campbell and Iris Fortner, 68, returned to their home in Cantonment, Fla., on Monday.

According to an FHP report, while Fortner, who was driving, backed a 1995 Chevy van into their property, Campbell got out of the passenger’s side of the vehicle to open a metal gate outside their home.

As Fortner opened the driver’s side door to see where Campbell was standing, her large boxer came running toward the van and jumped in, pressing the accelerator, the report said.

Before Fortner could stop the vehicle, it struck and ran over Campbell, trapping him under it, according to the report.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

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