A retired city schoolteacher died Monday alongside her husband during Hurricane Sandy trying to escape her Staten Island neighborhood after initially dismissing her daughter's pleas to evacuate.
Marie Colborne, 66, loaded her ailing 89-year-old husband into their 2010 Lincoln SUV as the storm hit Monday night.
The vehicle was found the next day just a couple blocks away from their Harbour Ct. home, filled with water and empty.
The engine was still in drive with the keys still in the ignition.
The couple's bodies were only found two days later - close by the SUV, but hidden under a power boat that had washed ashore.
Marie Colborne's daughter had urged her mom to get out.