Elderly woman drives her car over her son, kills him, authorities say

Tragedy struck a family in Newton on Tuesday afternoon when a woman killed her adult son by backing over him with a car, according to a spokeswoman for the Middlesex District Attorney’s office.

The man was standing behind his mother’s car when she put it into reverse and drove over him, said spokeswoman MaryBeth Long, spokeswoman for the Middlesex District Attorney. He was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead upon arrival, Long said.

A Newton fire official told media on the scene that no charges have been file in the case, but the DA is investigating.

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The identities of both the mother and son were not released, and no further details were available late Tuesday night.