A Bowie woman was killed when her own car backed over her in the parking lot of St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church on Sunday afternoon, according to Bowie police.
Marie Surowicz, 86, suffered fatal injuries after attempting to park her car at the church. Witnesses told police that Surowicz exited her car after parking it in the lot, and that the car began rolling backwards. The car’s driver’s side door, which was still open, struck Surowicz causing her to lose her balance. The car then inadvertently struck Surowicz, witnesses told police.
Surowicz was found on the pavement without a pulse by police at around 11:30 a.m. and transported to the Bowie Health Center where she was pronounced dead.
This article has been updated to reflect the correct spelling of Marie Surowicz's name. Patch apologizes for this error.