97-year-old woman dies from injuries in parking lot incident

The driver of the SUV was moving the vehicle and didn’t know one of the passengers was holding the door handle, APD said.

ABILENE, Texas — A 97-year-old woman died from injuries after an incident in an Abilene parking lot Saturday.

The Abilene Police Department said at approximately 4:40 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a major motor vehicle collision in a business parking lot in the 2500 block of Barrow Street.

The driver of an SUV, a 72-year-old woman, was trying to move her vehicle while her passengers were outside of the vehicle.

Unbeknownst to the driver, one of the passengers held onto the SUV’s door handle while it went into motion, causing the her to fall and hit the pavement.

The 97-year-old woman was taken to the hospital where she died from her injuries. Next of kin notification has been made, and the woman has been identified as Lois Jensen of Abilene.

The APD said alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash at this time. The crash remains under investigation.

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