Driver of car backs up over man, killing him

by: Trish Williford Updated:

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LANCASTER, S.C. - Family members are trying to wrap their heads around a tragic accident in Lancaster after a neighbor killed a man when she backed over him and drug him several feet, according to police.
 
Family members of the man were there and tried desperately to lift up the car that ran over Jeremy Peay.

But they couldn't, and he died in front of them.
 
Police were called to Rutledge Street shortly after 10 a.m. Sunday. They said a neighbor lost control of her car and dragged Peay several feet.The car ended up in a ditch with Peay pinned underneath.

Lloyd Peay, Jeremy's uncle, was in his house when he heard someone screaming.

He said he ran to the front of the car and noticed Jeremy Peay was stuck underneath it, lying on his back.

He said Jeremy begged him to get the car off of him.  

Lloyd Peay said he ran to get help and at the same time police arrived. He said when he ran back to the car, his nephew was dead.   

No one has been charged and police are still investigating the incident.

They're awaiting autopsy results to determine an exact cause of death.

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