Fox Island woman, 81, killed by own car in driveway

An 81-year-old Fox Island woman was killed Monday after her car rolled over her in her driveway, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

Officials identified the woman as Delores Stewart.

Stewart’s son called 911 about 4:25 p.m. after he returned from a neighbor’s house and found his mother lying in the driveway, officials said. Her car, which was not in park, was still running and stopped in some trees at the end of the driveway.

Stewart was pronounced dead at St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor.

Investigators believe Stewart drove up to the detached garage, got out and the car rolled backwards, hitting her.

“It appears to be a tragic accident,” sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

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