An elderly driver who hit and killed Queensland girl Indie Armstrong has died after telling her husband she could not live with her sorrow.
Miriam Grace Paton, 86, died in hospital on Wednesday after a long period of illness that followed the six-year-old girl’s death in a Sunshine Coast car park in June.
Mrs Paton’s husband, Stuart, 90, said his wife, who was a primary teacher for half a century, had loved children and could not live with her sorrow.
Her last words to her husband were, “I’ve killed a child and I don’t want to live anymore,” a report in The Courier Mail says.
“She was heartbroken, she could not bear the thought of having caused the little girl’s death. She wanted to die,’’ Mr Paton said.