A 76-year-old Fosterburg man is dead after he was run over in his driveway on Monday. The Madison County Coroner’s office says Donald L. Smith had been suffering from dizziness and had decided to seek medical help. As his wife was backing a vehicle from the garage, she apparently ran over her husband. It is believed Smith had collapsed onto the driveway.
Donald Smith had been leaning against a wall outside the garage at 2,600 Jameson Drive. The accident happened at about 10am. An autopsy revealed he died of blunt chest trauma. Significant cardiovascular disease was also noted. Routine toxicological testing will also be conducted. The Madison County Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate as well. Services are pending at Gent Funeral Home in Alton.