A Chatsworth woman died after she was run over by her own truck after apparently falling out while backing out of a steep driveway.
Barbara Jean Eoff, 55, of 304 Leon Circle, was pronounced dead after being taken to Hamilton Medical Center. The Dalton Police Department’s Traffic Unit is investigating the accident.
The accident happened just before 8 p.m. Tuesday at 721 Lance St. in Dalton. Eoff was leaving the residence alone and apparently attempted to back her 1999 Chevy Silverado truck down the steep driveway.
“There were no witnesses to the accident, but the homeowner came outside after hearing a crash and saw Eoff lying on the ground injured and the truck was resting against some trees in a field down the street,” according to Dalton police. “Eoff’s husband told investigators that it was not uncommon for her to roll down a window and look out while backing. Investigators believe she somehow fell from the vehicle and was run over while the truck rolled out of control down the driveway.”
Investigators are waiting for results from an autopsy and a toxicology report.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Peeples Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Center Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.