A woman died when a vehicle hit a tree and rolled on top of her Friday afternoon in the Rockwood Neighborhood on Spokane’s South Hill.
Initial information indicated the driver was on foot trying to retrieve a vehicle that was rolling downhill at about 2:45 p.m. in the 900 block of East Overbluff Road, according to a Spokane police news release. Police said she tried to re-enter the driver’s seat when the vehicle hit a tree and rolled over.
Police’s Major Crimes collision team responded to the scene to investigate.
Overbluff Road, from Syringa Road to Rockwood Boulevard, was closed for several hours. A white vehicle was on its side in the street as police investigated.
The woman’s identity will be released by the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office, police said.