Autopsy results released on girl run over by her own car
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 22:47:32 GMT —
A Rio Grande City family is mourning the loss of a teen that died in a bizarre car accident on Tuesday, and now police are revealing the results of the autopsy report.
Yanely Barrera was heading to summer school when she somehow became pinned under her own car.
The autopsy report showed that Barrera died by suffocation.
Rio Grande City police said Barrera left the car in neutral and walked behind the car.
Family members believe she may have fainted or fallen before being pinned to the ground.
Part of a back tire rolled over her body, and her mother found her minutes later.
Once Barrera was discovered unconscious, neighbors attempted to lift the car off of her in attempt to save her life.
Neighbors said an off duty border patrol agent who lives nearby attempted to give her CPR.
Paramedics rushed her to the Starr County Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
This is not the first time something like this has happened in Rio Grande City.
Last month an elderly woman was hit by her own car after she forgot to put it in park, but she survived the accident.
Barrera TMs funeral service will be held in Rio Grande City on Friday.