The snowstorm claimed a life in southwest Iowa on Thursday afternoon as a woman was killed by her own car. Dead is Barbara Gillan Glaser of Pacific Junction.
According to a press release from the Mills County Sheriff’s office, deputies responded to a call north of Glenwood for a vehicle that had rolled over and trapped a female underneath. The investigation concluded that Glaser had gotten stuck in her driveway.
Glaser put the vehicle in park, shut it off and exited the vehicle. At that point, the vehicle began to slide because of the steep incline and it slid into Glaser knocking her down to the ground. The vehicle then hit an embankment causing it to roll over and trap the victim under it.
Glaser was pronounced dead at the scene.
By Mike Peterson, KMA, Shenandoah