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May 10, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Woman dies after car backs over her in Renton

A 77-year-old Issaquah man accidentally backed over a woman this morning, killing her, after she got out of his car following a minor traffic accident, Renton police said.

The man was driving a 1995 Mercedes-Benz west on North Park Drive just before 10:30 a.m. when he was involved in a minor collision at Garden Avenue North, police said. The woman, a passenger in the Mercedes, got out of the car to flag down traffic, according to police.

As the woman walked behind the Mercedes, the driver backed up, running over her. His car then rolled forward and hit a commercial truck, police said.

The driver was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment and evaluation.

The victim, who was related to the driver, was apparently a visitor from overseas, according to Renton police.  Her home city and exact age were not immediately known.

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