2010-06-03 / Local & State

Coroner: Woman Visiting Pa. Cemetery Killed By Car

SINKING SPRING, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say an elderly woman visiting her husband's grave in a cemetery died after being struck by her own car.

The Berks County coroner’s office says the 82-yearold woman was pinned beneath her car in the cemetery behind St. John’s Reformed Church in Sinking Spring at about 12:20 p.m. Saturday. Deputy Coroner John Hollenbach says she was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name is being withheld.

Hollenbach says the woman had gone there to place Memorial Day flowers on the grave of her husband, a veteran.

Hollenbach says her car was prone to slipping out of gear, and she would push on or rock the car to correct the problem. He says she was attempting to do that with an 84-year-old female relative behind the wheel when the car somehow slipped into reverse and rolled over her.

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