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Woman killed by own vehicle in church parking lot

9:31 AM, Mar 28, 2013   |    comments
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LAKETON TWP., Mich. (WZZM) - A North Muskegon woman died Wednesday after being run over by her own vehicle in a church parking lot.

According to witness accounts to the Muskegon County Sheriff, Olive Eldredge, 62, was leaving the Church of Latter Day Saints on Giles Road at about 6:00pm Wednesday.  A witness says he saw her get into her green Dodge Durango, but got out just a few seconds later.  The vehicle started rolling backward and the open door hit Eldredge and knocked her to the ground.  The front wheel of the vehicle rolled over her and continued in a circle pattern.  The witness was able to stop the vehicle from hitting Eldredge a second time.

Eldredge was conscious when officers arrived, but she lost consciousness shortly thereafter.  She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Eldredge's daughter told police that Olive had moved to West Michigan just six months ago from Idaho and went to the church to make quilts.

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