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Deputies: Argument near Clearwater leads to apparent accidental death

CLEARWATER — An argument between a husband and wife turned tragic Sunday afternoon when she tried to drive away but ran over and killed him instead, authorities said.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said late Sunday its investigation so far has found it appears to have been a terrible accident.

It started around 1:35 p.m. at the Roosevelt Manor Mobile Home Park at 5250 Roosevelt Boulevard near Clearwater.

Deputies said the couple, who lives there, had been arguing.

Joyce Khoshaba, 46, got into a 1990 Dodge Dynasty to leave, the Sheriff's Office said. As she started the car, Ushana Khoshaba, 54, stepped in front.

Joyce Khoshaba thought the car was in reverse when she stepped on the accelerator, the Sheriff's Office said. But it actually was in drive.

She struck her husband, who was declared dead on the scene.

"This is still an open and active investigation, however at this point, based on their investigation, detectives believe this may have been a tragic accident," the Sheriff's Office said in a release.