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Mother dies after accidentally being run over by daughter

Updated: 04/03/2014 6:24 PM
Created: 04/03/2014 1:35 PM WNYT.com
By: Jessica Riley

GUILDERLAND – Police say a Berne woman is dead after her daughter accidentally ran her over with a car while trying to back out of a driveway in Guilderland.

Margaret Della Rocco was pronounced dead at Albany Medical Center on Monday evening.

Police say her 26-year-old daughter Claire was backing out a driveway on West Old State Road.

Margaret Della Rocco was helping direct her daughter when Claire accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake.

The car struck the 55-year-old and she died of her injuries.

Police say the incident was an accident and there will be no charges.

The home in Guilderland belongs to former Schenectady fire Michael Della Rocco, who police say is related to the victim.

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