DPS: Woman fatally run over by her own van

February 9, 2012 10:31:05 AM PST
A woman has died in what DPS troopers are now calling a terrible accident.

Just before 7am, a man was inside his house on Madelin Manor Lane in southeast Montgomery County when he heard a loud bang. He went outside to find his mother lying dead in the middle of the road and her van nearby, where it had struck a fire hydrant.

A neighbor says the woman was giving one of her sons a ride to a bus stop but returned home for a forgotten item. DPS troopers on the scene say it appears the woman was accidentally run over by her own van as she was getting in or out of the vehicle.

The victim is said to be in her 50s, but her identity has not been released.