Husband runs over, kills wife with truck

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A trucker accidentally ran over and killed his wife Dec. 29 in a truck-stop parking lot in Maine, police said.

Owner-operator Kermit Badger, 56, of K&B Trucking of Hartland, Maine, had just returned from a haul to Chicago. After a meal in Hermon, he and his wife, Barbara, 63, had returned to the Irving Big Stop parking lot in Newport so that she could get her car.

It was raining hard, and police believe that kept Kermit Badger from seeing that his wife had walked around the front of his truck, rather than the back. He pulled his truck forward to let another trucker into the lot and, in doing so, ran over and killed his wife, police said. The other trucker tried to stop Badger by blowing his horn.

No charges have been filed against Badger, and a police spokesman said the incident was nothing but a horrible accident.