The Dalton Police Department’s Traffic Unit is investigating an accident that killed a Chatsworth woman after she was run over by her own truck after apparently falling out while reversing down a steep driveway. Barbara Jean Eoff, 55, of 304 Leon Circle in Chatsworth was pronounced dead after being transported to Hamilton Medical Center.
The accident happened just before 8 p.m. at 721 Lance St. Mrs. Eoff was leaving the residence alone and apparently attempted to back her 1999 Chevy Silverado truck down the steep driveway. There were no witnesses to the accident, but the homeowner came outside after hearing a crash and saw Mrs. Eoff lying on the ground injured and the truck was resting against some trees in a field down the street.
Mrs. Eoff’s husband told investigators that it was not uncommon for her to roll down a window and look out while backing. Investigators believe she somehow fell from the vehicle and was run over while the truck rolled out of control down the driveway.
Investigators are still waiting for results from an autopsy and a toxicology report. This incident remains under investigation.