66-year-old NC woman killed after unoccupied car runs her over

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WFMY) — A freak accident in Winston-Salem has led to the death of a woman.

Winston-Salem Police say 66-year-old Linda Whitaker Idol was walking when an unoccupied car rolled backward and struck her.

The car model that hit her was a 2013 Kia Rio.

The accident happened on Olde Vineyard Court. Idol is listed as living on that same street.

Police say the preliminary investigation revealed the Kia Rio, with a manual drive transmission, was parked and unoccupied when it began to roll backward.

Idol was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

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