Woman found dead in car while engine still running

Posted at 12:25 PM, Oct 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-19 13:31:26-04

The Robinson Police Department said a woman is dead after being found in her car while the engine was still running. 

On Oct. 18 at about 12:45 p.m. police found the car off the roadway in the 8400 block of Robinson Industrial Park in Robinson. 

When officers arrived they found the vehicle in heavy vegetation along the side of the roadway.

The vehicle's engine was running and the woman identified as 59-year-old Patricia Lynn Vandehey was in the driver's seat with her foot on the accelerator. 

Officers forced his way into the vehicle to find the occupant was dead. 

An autopsy was ordered and the body was transported to American Forensics in Mesquite, TX. 

Police said foul play is not suspected. 

The case remains under investigation. 

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