The university graduate who died after her head became trapped between her vehicle and a carpark payment machine had lost her grandmother just weeks before the fatal accident.
Victoria Strauss, 23, dropped her credit card while attempting to pay to exit a carpark in Downtown Columbus, Ohio about 11.30pm on Monday.
The Columbus Division of Police confirmed Strauss had “attempted to retrieve her card by opening her door and leaning out to pick it up” when she “inadvertently accelerated and collided with the parking kiosk”.
When the vehicle moved forward, her head became pinned between her car door and the door frame.
A security guard found the university graduate and called emergency services…