Woman Struck And Killed By Vehicle At Local Church Has Been Identifed

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TOPEKA, Kansas (WIBW) -- Authorities released the name of an elderly woman who was struck and killed by a van driven by her husband.

Topeka Police say 89 year old Geneva Sorber died Sunday morning outside Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church.

They say Sorber's husband accidentally stepped on the gas instead of the break as she got out of the vehicle.

Police said a church parishioner had to jump in the van to help the man stop the vehicle.

Topeka Police tell 13 news they are investigating the incident as an accident.