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The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Middletown woman who died on Christmas Eve after her car rolled over her in her driveway.

Lucy Peters Smith, 78, of the 8300 block of Hollow Road in Middletown was pronounced dead at the scene in the afternoon of Dec. 24 after a family member found her trapped beneath the vehicle and called 911, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

A preliminary investigation showed that she had been standing outside the car when it rolled backward, trapping her beneath it, the release said.

The incident is not considered suspicious and was not weather-related, the release said.

A sheriff’s office spokesman could not be reached for comment.

rmarshall@gazette.net