06/09/2015 06:05 EDT | Updated 06/09/2016 05:59 EDT

Ashtiana Rashidi, Calgary Gas Station Worker, Dies After Being Run Over By Stolen Truck

She had tried to stop two people in a stolen truck from leaving the station without paying.


CALGARY - A Calgary gas station worker has died of injuries she received when she tried to stop two people in a stolen pickup truck from driving away without paying.

Police confirm that the 35-year-old woman died in hospital.

She gave chase after the gas-and-dash at a northwest Calgary Centex station and stood in front of the truck to try to block it from leaving.

She was hit and carried along on the hood before she fell off and was run over.

The truck, which was stolen, has been recovered.

Police are looking for two suspects.

Ashtiana Rashidi, also known as Maryam, and her family immigrated to Canada from Iran about a year ago. She had just begun work at the gas station.

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