Unable to Call 911, Elderly Couple Dies Following Minor Traffic Accident 60 Feet From Home

May 11, 2012 Updated May 11, 2012 at 4:31 PM EDT

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Unable to Call 911, Elderly Couple Dies Following Minor Traffic Accident 60 Feet From Home

May 11, 2012 Updated May 11, 2012 at 4:31 PM EDT

According to the New York Daily News, an elderly New York couple that was unable to get a cell phone signal died just feet from their vacation home in the Catskills following a minor traffic accident.

The couple -- an 88-year-old man and an 89-year-old woman -- tried to rescue themselves after nine calls for help would not go through, according to the Daily News report.

Read the New York Daily News story HERE.