FAIRFIELD - Fairfield police are investigating a freak accident that killed an 88-year-old man Friday night.

According to authorities, Ivar Johnson started his car outside his Carleton Street home at around 6 p.m. and got out with the car in reverse, rather than park. Johnson tried to get back into the car to park it, but instead he fell backward and hit his head.

He was taken to Bridgeport Hospital, where he died hours later.