Elderly woman run over by own car

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 10:46am

Bossier City police are investigating a single vehicle crash that happened at approximately 5:45 p.m. Wednesday that claimed the life of a woman.

The incident happened when 79-year-old Mary Cooksey of Bossier City was backing her car out of a driveway in the 1400 block of Cove Street when she appeared to lose control of the vehicle. The car proceeded across the street and onto the curb making a reversed u-turn. It appeared Cooksey fell out of the car and was run over by the vehicle before the car went through a chain link fence and crashed into a garage. There were no reported witnesses.

Bossier City Fire Department personnel took Cooksey to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

From Bossier City Fire Department



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