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Woman dies after running out of gas, pushing SUV

Shannon Gales (Source: Family photo) Shannon Gales (Source: Family photo)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – An Elizabethtown mother who suffered serious injuries when an SUV rolled onto her died Saturday at University of Louisville Hospital.

 Shannon Gales, 25, died at 2:31 p.m. Saturday of multiple injuries she suffered while she was pinned underneath the vehicle on Thursday, according to Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Jack Arnold.

Kentucky State Police said Gales ran out of gas just before 9 p.m. Thursday near the 200 block of LaRue Lane in Elizabethtown. Gales and her passenger tried to push the 1995 GMC SUV to the home of Gales' mother. Gales' 2-year-old daughter was strapped in a car seat inside the vehicle.

Investigators said the SUV started rolling backwards at some point, causing the passenger to stop pushing it. Gales continued to hold the steering wheel from the outside of the vehicle in an attempt to stop it from rolling. Nevertheless, police said the SUV continued to roll backwards, traveled down an embankment and flipped over a culvert. Gales become pinned underneath it. Her daughter was uninjured.

Trooper Dennis Oldham and Sgt. Jeff Jenkins were able to lift the vehicle off Gales and administered CPR until an EMS crew arrived. Gales was rushed to Hardin Memorial Hospital in critical condition.  She later was taken to University Hospital where she died.

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