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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014 6:24 pm | Updated: 12:25 am, Sat Feb 22, 2014.

SARASOTA, Fla. - Troopers say a University Park woman died when her own van ran her over in a Sarasota parking lot Friday.

It happened around 4:30pm outside the BJ's Warehouse on Cooper Creek Boulevard, just north of University Parkway.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, 69-year-old Susan Murphy died at the scene.

Witnesses say she was putting groceries in her minivan.  She put her cart away, got into the vehicle, then realized she left some groceries in the cart.

Once she got those items, she tried to put them in her car from the passenger side, and saw that she left her car in neutral.  She tried to put the minivan in park, but put it in reverse- causing the vehicle to run over her.

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1 comment:

  • fishinbuddy posted at 6:21 am on Sat, Feb 22, 2014.

    fishinbuddy Posts: 9

    That could truly happen to anyone. Such a tragic accident. R.I.P.