LUTSEN, Minn. (WCCO) — A 59-year-old Edina woman is dead after her car rolled over her in northern Minnesota.
Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen said the victim and another woman were looking at vacation rentals in Lutsen on Cascade Beach Road Monday evening when the incident occurred.
Eliasen said the women got out of their vehicle, setting the emergency brake before realizing they went down the wrong driveway. When they tried to leave, the women believed they had become stuck, forgetting the emergency brake was still set.
After they got out and began to push the car, the victim became aware of the brake, reaching inside to release it. Eliasen said he believes the car, a Toyota Camry, then knocked the victim over and rolled on top of her.
Eliasen called it a “terrible, terrible freak accident.”
The victim, identified as Dayna Lynn Anderson, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The passenger, identified as Anderson’s friend Julie Anne Fasciana of St. Paul, was unharmed.