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Woman run over by police car in strip mall parking lot

March 6, 2019

MILLCREEK, Utah (AP) — 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.