Elderly woman loses control of car in Beaverton parking lot, passenger dies in crash

Photo from Beaverton Police

BEAVERTON, Ore. – An 92-year-old woman died Wednesday afternoon when a driver lost control of her car in an assisted living facility parking lot.

Initial reports from police say a 94-year-old woman was trying to park in the parking lot of Hearthstone Senior Living shortly before noon when she lost control of the car.

Officers say it appears she backed into a parked car, crashed head-on into a tree, got turned around while accelerating through the lot and struck another parked car, flipping her vehicle onto its top.

Phyllis Wolfsehr of Portland died in the crash, Beaverton police officials said.

The driver and someone sitting inside one of the parked cars were both taken to the hospital; they are expected to survive their injuries.

Beaverton police said it was a tragic accident.

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