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80-year-old woman backed over by friend's car in Florida, police say

The 80-year-old woman was taken to a hospital, but police said she later died from her injuries.
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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. 

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The driver who hit the woman is cooperating with police, the news release mentioned.

The crash remains under investigation.

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