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Woman dies after being ran over by her own truck: Pedestrian struck, killed

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A 55-year-old Chatsworth woman was ran over and killed by her own truck after she fell out of the vehicle while reversing out of a steep driveway Wednesday in Dalton.

The incident happened around 8 p.m. at 721 Lance St., according to Dalton police.

Investigators said Barbara Jean Eoff, of 304 Leon Circle, was leaving the residence alone and had apparently attempted to back her 1999 Chevy Silverado truck down the steep driveway.

There were no witnesses to the accident, but her husband came outside after hearing a crash and saw Eoff lying on the ground injured, police said in a news release. The truck was resting against some trees in a field down the street, they said.

Eoff’s husband told investigators that it was not uncommon for her to roll down a window and look out while backing out, police said. Investigators believe she somehow fell from the vehicle and was run over while the truck rolled out of control down the driveway.

Eoff was transported to Hamilton Medical Center where she was pronounced dead a short time later, police said.
Investigators are still waiting for results from an autopsy and a toxicology report before making an official ruling on the cause of death and the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death. Until then the incident remains under investigation, police said.

Pedestrian Struck and Killed Outside Crosswalk

Officials on Wednesday have identified a pedestrian who was struck and killed while walking outside a crosswalk in Bibb County. They have also identified the 25-year-old driver who struck him.

Amos Harris Jr. was crossing Riverside Drive towards Hudson Street when he was struck around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. So far, no charges have been filed against the driver, Kriston Raffield, of Macon, in connection with the incident.

Investigators said Harris was crossing Riverside Drive towards Hudson Street when he was struck by Raffield’s vehicle. At the time, Raffield was traveling north on Riverside Drive in a 2006 Nissan Maxima, the sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Sean DeFoe said.
Harris was pronounced dead at the scene, DeFoe said. The area between Riverside Drive and Hudson Street was blocked for several hours while the wreck was being investigated.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at (478)751-7500 and leave a message for the on call accident investigator.