Car rolls over, kills Pickens woman

PICKENS — An 87-year-old Pickens woman was killed after her car rolled over her early Monday morning.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol Cpl. Bill Rhyne, the accident occurred at 1:50 a.m. Monday morning on Gladiola Lane.

Roxie Ellen Melton exited her 2014 Ford Fusion, which was not in park and rolled, knocking Melton down, he said.

The car then rolled over her, Rhyne said.

She was transported to Cannon Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley said.

Kelley said Melton died of blunt-force trauma.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is still investigating.