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The Latest: Woman run over by Utah police was from Georgia

March 6, 2019

MILLCREEK, Utah (AP) — The Latest on a woman who died after being run over by police car (all times local):

4:45 p.m.

Authorities say the person run over by a police officer in a Utah strip mall parking lot was a 25-year-old woman from Georgia whose car had been towed the night before.

Unified Police detective Ken Hansen said Wednesday afternoon that investigators don’t know yet if the woman was already dead when she was run over or if she died from the impact. Unified Police patrol many parts of the Salt Lake City area.

The officer went to the parking lot in the Salt Lake City suburb of Milcreek Tuesday night to respond to a report of suspicious activity. The officer has been placed on administrative leave following the incident.

Hansen says the woman was lying face down, wearing dark clothes and in an area of the parking lot where the officer didn’t expect to see someone.

Salt Lake City police are investigating the incident.

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6:32 a.m

Authorities say a woman is dead after being run over by a police car driven by an officer responding to a report of suspicious activity in a strip mall parking lot in a Salt Lake City suburb.

Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake officials say the officer was responding to a call for a welfare check of a person lying in the parking lot in Millcreek Tuesday night.

Detective Ken Hansen says the woman was lying face down, wearing dark clothes and in an area of the parking lot where the officer didn’t expect to see someone.

Attempts to resuscitate the woman were unsuccessful.

Cause of death was not immediately available and no identities were released. The officer was placed on administrative leave.

Salt Lake City police are investigating.