Woman fatally crushed

  • Follow Latest News

A 65-year-old Augusta woman died this afternoon after authorities say she became pinned between her car door and a utility pole.

Shirley Harris, 65, of the 100 block of Prep Street, was pronounced dead at 2:39 p.m. at her home, said Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen.

Mr. Bowen said Ms. Harris had pulled up to her home in her Hyundai Sonata and exited the vehicle while it was still running. He said the car then slipped into reverse, and she reentered the car to stop it. Mr. Bowen said the vehicle continued to move backward and the car made a U-turn, causing Ms. Harris to become trapped between her car door and a telephone pole.

There were no passengers in the vehicle at the time, and an autopsy is scheduled for today at Augusta's GBI crime lab.

Top headlines

SRS shipments halted until 2016

Savannah River Site can't resume shipments of Cold War nuclear waste materials to an underground repository in New Mexico until at least 2016 when the federal government reopens the facility to ...
Search Augusta jobs