UPDATE: Cottonwood grandmother dies after being hit by own carPosted: Updated:
UPDATED: A Cottonwood grandmother died as a result of injuries sustained in an accident back on May 13.
Kim Salzano was involved in a vehicle accident at American Heritage Academy in Cottonwood.
She suffered her injuries after being run over by her vehicle.
She was at Flagstaff Medical Center being treated for those injuries when she died.
An investigation in the accident is still being conducted by the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.
ORIGINAL - COTTONWOOD -- A Cottonwood grandmother was seriously injured when she was hit by her own vehicle Wednesday afternoon.
Witnesses told Yavapai County sheriff's deputies that they saw Kim Salzano, 55, working under the hood of her Honda Prelude while stopped in the pick-up area at the American Heritage Academy.
At one point, the vehicle suddenly started and drove forward. According to the sheriff's office, the car ran over Salzano and continued moving, colliding with at least six parked vehicles.
Sheriff's spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn said the Honda eventually came to a stop after hitting an unoccupied car parked at the edge of the school's parking area.
Salzano's 8-year-old granddaughter was in the rear seat of the vehicle when the accident occurred.
D'Evelyn said witnesses saw the girl trying to climb into the front seat to try to stop the car. She was not injured.
Salzano suffered major trauma to her midsection, possible broken ribs and a possible collapsed lung.
Deputies are in the process of determining the exact cause of the accident.