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Berea woman killed in bizarre rollback accident on I-75

WBON-TV9 is gathering details about a tragic accidental death today, September 19, 2023.  The incident began with a woman being broke down on I-75 northbound.  The woman reportedly had two sons that worked for a local wrecker company, and she called them to come to her aid.

According to Madison County Coroner Jimmy Cornelison, the son told the woman to get in the passenger side of the rollback. As loading, he stated he heard his mother screaming. He stopped the load and ran back to find the woman out of the rollback trapped between the cab and the mechanisms of the roll back.

According to reports, the son stated his mother took pictures of everything, and said she may have gotten out to take a picture.  The distraught son then took the woman, car and roll back to Richmond Baptist Health in hopes of saving his mother’s life.  However, she was pronounced deceased due to the injuries sustained to her chest.

The 49-year-old victim has been identified as Bertha Martinez of Berea.

This is a breaking story this afternoon, WBON-TV9 will have any updates today on our LIVE at FIVE news cast.

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