A University of Tennessee employee killed after her rolling car trapped her against a parking wall garage early Monday morning.
Phyllis Sally Carter, a supervisor in the UT College of Law Library, was discovered dead around 5:57 a.m. in the Fort Sanders parking garage. Carter had worked at the UT since 1979.
According to the College of Law Dean, Doug Blaze, Sally was a treasured and valuable member of the law school community who contributed so much to make the College of Law a better place, she will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with her entire family.
According to police, a black Toyota Prius had an accident just inside the main entrance of the garage. Knoxville Police Department spokesman Darrell DeBusk said the woman parked in the garage, but left the Prius in neutral. After she got out of the vehicle, the Prius started rolling down an incline in the parking lot.
The driver did make an attempt to stop the vehicle from rolling, but was ran over by her own vehicle. After the woman was struck by the vehicle, she became trapped against a concrete wall in the garage. Reports indicate the accident was known after she failed to appear to work, as she usually shows up at 6 a.m.
Fellow employees attempted contacting the womans husband when she couldn't be reached over the phone. The husband and another employee began searching for her when her body was discovered.
Our auto accident attorneys at Greg Coleman Law have great sympathy for the friends and family of Phyllis Carter and offer our condolences.