Fatal Car Crash in Parking Lot of Georgia Church

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Associated Press News Release

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) -- Police in Cobb County were investigating the death of a woman after a crash in a church parking lot.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that 68-year-old Katie O. Palmer died in Sunday morning wreck at Milford Baptist Church in Marietta.

Authorities say Palmer was in a 1992 Mercury Sable that began "backing rapidly" through the parking lot and crashed into a concrete wall.

Witnesses told authorities Palmer was slumped over the wheel before the 10:50 a.m. wreck. Palmer was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The Cobb County Medical Examiner's Office is working with police to determine how she died.

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