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News: Albuquerque police say woman was struck, killed by her own vehicle

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Police in Albuquerque say a woman was fatally struck by her own vehicle on Friday afternoon.

In a news release, police said officers responded to a report of a fatal crash at 12805 Hayley Court NE shortly before 1 p.m.  Investigators believe that the woman was trying to exit her vehicle while it was in neutral. The vehicle then started to move backwards, knocked her to the ground and rolled on top of her.

The victim, whose name was not released, was pinned underneath her vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators do not believe speed had anything to do with the crash, but it was not yet clear whether alcohol was a factor.

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While pursuing a major in history and French at Rice University in the early 1990s, I spent a year studying at La Sorbonne in Paris in 1991. I received my B.A. from Rice University in 1993 and continued to focus on writing — mostly fiction and plays — for a year before entering New Mexico University School of Law. Since then, my team has helped to recover more than $100 million for our clients. Though my firm has grown quickly to fill the legal needs of our community, it has retained its focus on providing excellent service to clients.