06/28/2013 08:03 EDT | Updated 08/28/2013 05:12 EDT

Vancouver Woman Run Over By Own Car, Killed

VANCOUVER - Police in Vancouver say they're investigating what appears to be a tragic death of a 52-year-old woman involving her own vehicle.

Police were called out Friday afternoon when neighbours found a woman trapped under her car in a city lane.

While in the early stages of the investigation, police say it appears the woman was either loading or unloading her two dogs and some cargo in the back hatch.

They say they believe the car rolled down the sloped driveway, trapping the woman under the vehicle.

Neighbours noticed the vehicle in the middle of the lane with the dogs inside and called 911 once they saw the woman under the car.

Police, ambulance and fire officials all attended, but the woman couldn't be saved and was pronounced dead at the scene.