ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — An 80-year-old woman has died after being struck and backed over by a friend after being dropped off at a home Wednesday afternoon in St. Petersburg, police said.
Police have identified the woman who died as Eileen O'Shea.
The driver of the car arrived at a home around 12:30 p.m. in the area of 5th Avenue North and 51st Street North to drop off two friends, including the O'Shea, according to a St. Petersburg Police Department news release.
Once the two friends got out of the car, the driver reportedly hit and ran over the 80-year-old woman while backing out of the driveway.
Authorities say she was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died.
The driver who hit the woman is cooperating with police, the news release mentioned.
The crash remains under investigation.