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Lee Hamilton’s Wife Dies After Being Run Over By Own Car

Nancy Hamilton

Photo: Steve Raymer / Bloom Magazine

Nancy Hamilton, in spring 2011, with portraits that she had painted of their pets.

Updated 8/13 at 4:45 p.m.

The wife of former Indiana congressman Lee Hamilton died this weekend after being run over by her own car. Monroe County Coroner Nicole Meyer says 82-year-old Nancy Hamilton suffered massive blunt force to the head and chest. Hamilton died from her injuries hours later at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Hamilton was taking her pet to College Mall Veterinary Hospital off east Third Street in Bloomington Saturday afternoon.

“When she went to retrieve her animal from the back of her car, apparently the vehicle had not been placed in park and was still in gear,” says Bloomington Police Captain Joe Qualters. “It was determined the vehicle knocked her down but then also rolled over her.”

Lee Hamilton is a former member of the U. S. House of Representatives and currently a member of the U.S. Homeland Security Advisory Council and director of the Indiana University Center on Congress.

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