Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

A 68-year-old woman was killed when her unoccupied car rolled down her driveway and over her, the California Highway Patrol has reported.

The victim’s 2004 Toyota began rolling backward down her driveway on Sondgroth Court in the desert community of Palm Desert “for an unknown reason” and struck her, according to the CHP. She died at the scene.

The woman’s name had not been released by the coroner’s office. There were few other details available about the Monday night tragedy. It was not known if there was a mechanical problem with the car or is she had failed to set the emergency brake or put the car in park.


The CHP said the accident remains under investigation and asked anyone with information to contact the Indio office at (760) 772-5300.


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