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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Woman dies after vehicle hits tree, rolls on top of her on South Hill

A woman died Friday, Sept. 22 on the South Hill after a vehicle she was trying to re-enter hit a tree and rolled on top of her, Spokane police said.   (Garrett Cabeza / The Spokesman-Review)

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.