Witness: Woman killed while jump starting vehicle

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FARMINGTON — A 46-year-old Farmington woman was crushed by a vehicle Thursday afternoon outside the Kmart in Farmington.

Farmington police spokeswoman Georgette Allen said officers were dispatched at 1:54 p.m. to the Kmart at 3000 E. Main St. in Farmington after receiving reports that a woman was trapped underneath a blue Oldsmobile.

Allen said the officers found the woman crushed under the vehicle and lifted it off of her. The officers attempted to revive the woman, but were unsuccessful.

Kmart employee Steve Meredith, who called 911, said the victim and another woman were attempting to jump start the vehicle when it lurched forward and crushed the woman.

The department confirmed Meredith's account of the incident in a press release sent Thursday evening.

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