An 89-year-old Richmond woman died after she was pinned Monday between two vehicles in a Kroger parking lot, according to the Fayette County coroner's office.
Christine Blakeman was pronounced dead at 4:41 p.m. Monday at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital in Lexington, the coroner's office said.
She died of multiple blunt-force trauma.
Shortly before 1:30 p.m. Monday, Richmond officers were dispatched to the Kroger Marketplace at the Eastern Bypass and Berea Road.
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Officers found Blakeman on the ground with her arms pinned between two vehicles, police said. She was suffering from "an obvious, significant" head injury and a severe burn to her back.
The investigation revealed that a vehicle being operated by Mary Hall, 43, also of Richmond, was backing from a parking space and continued to back in a semicircle. Hall's vehicle struck Blakeman, who was walking to her vehicle after returning a shopping cart, police said.
Hall's vehicle continued in reverse until it struck a parked and unattended vehicle, leaving Blakeman on the ground and pinned between the two vehicles. The impact of the collision also caused the vehicle that Hall hit to move forward and strike another parked vehicle.
First responders extracted Blakeman and took her to the Lexington hospital.
Police are looking into the possibility that Hall was having some sort of medical episode at the time her vehicle struck Blakeman. Because the case is still under investigation, Police Chief Larry Brock said it is too early to say whether Hall will face charges.
Meanwhile, a Kroger spokeswoman said she couldn't comment, citing the police investigation.
Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home in Richmond is handling arrangements.