Dump Truck Runs Over and Kills Boones Mill Woman

Boones Mill, VA - State police are investigating a fatal dump truck accident that killed a Boones Mill woman Sunday.

Virginia State Police say Charlotte Clemons Pate, 74, was standing behind a 1970 GMC dump truck when it rolled backwards striking her. Pate was pronounced dead at the scene.

It happened in the 500 block of Primrose Road in Boones Mill Sunday around 2 p.m.

State police say the dump truck either came out of gear or was never placed in gear when it rolled backwards striking the victim.