LONGTIME JACKSON RESIDENT DEAD AFTER BEING RUN OVER

by Christian Mower on July 12, 2012

JACKSON POLICE SAY THEY RECOVERED THE BODY OF AN 88-YEAR-OLD LONGTIME RESIDENT OF JACKSON THURSDAY WHO APPARENTLY WAS RUN OVER BY HER OWN CAR NEAR HER HOME EARLIER THIS WEEK.

SGT. SEAN COWLAND SAYS HIS DEPARTMENT, JACKSON FIRE DEPARTMENT AND BARTLETT JACKSON AMBULANCE RESPONDED TO 122 DUNDEE ROAD NEAR THE DOUBLEHEAD TRAIL SHORTLY AFTER 9 A.M. THURSDAY.

COWLAND SAYS THE VICTIM APPARENTLY TRIED TO ACCESS HER CAR FROM THE PASSENGER’S SIDE WHILE IT WAS PARKED AND MAY HAVE INADVERTENTLY HIT THE GEAR SHIFT, CAUSING THE CAR TO ROLL.

COWLAND SAYS THE SUBARU FORESTER ROLLED ABOUT 60 FEET DOWN SOME PAVEMENT BEFORE GOING OVER A STEEP EMBANKMENT 30 FEET INTO THE WOODS – THAT’S WHERE RESPONDERS FOUND THE BODY OF MARY WILKINSON-GREENBERG.

THE MEDICAL EXAMINER THINKS THE INCIDENT PROBABLY HAPPENED LATE TUESDAY.

A PERSON WHO RENTED A ROOM FROM THE VICTIM HADN’T SEEN HER FOR A WHILE AND CALLED POLICE THURSDAY AFTER REALIZING SOMETHING WAS WRONG.

COWLAND SAYS THE VICTIM HAD A SON WHO LIVES NEARBY.

ARRANGEMENTS ARE BEING HANDLED BY FURBER AND WHITE FUNERAL HOME IN NORTH CONWAY.