HOLYOKE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Authorities report that a woman who became pinned under a car on Monday has died.

Holyoke Fire Lt. Michael Boucher said that crews responded to the area of 35 North East Street just after 1:30 p.m. Monday.

"Witnesses stated the female was helping to shovel out a vehicle from the snow. The vehicle was running and in reverse when it caught traction and backed over the female patient," Boucher added.

The woman was removed from under the vehicle by witnesses on-scene and members of the fire department.  She was transported to Baystate Medical Center with serious injuries.

Jim Leydon, spokesperson for the Hampden District Attorney's office, said Tuesday that a "fatal pedestrian accident" is now under investigation by Holyoke Police, Mass. State Police, and the D.A.'s Motor Vehicle Homicide Unit.

The woman's name has not yet been released.

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