Identity card of a Clovis woman killed in the parking lot of a shopping center

Clovis police have identified the woman who was rammed in a mall parking lot on Saturday.

She was identified by the Fresno County Coroner’s Office as 87-year-old Patricia Nelson of Clovis.

Officers responded to a collision on the northwest corner of Shaw and Villa Avenues at 11 a.m. and found a woman under a Chevrolet Malibu in the parking lot.

The Clovis Fire Department managed to quickly pull Nelson out from under the car and was transported to a local hospital.

Nelson died later that day.

Police spokesman Ty Wood said the Malibu was turning left into the parking lot and hit Nelson, knocking her under the car. The driver stayed put.

Alcohol or drugs are not suspected in the collision, Wood said.

Officers towed the car for evidence while this investigation is ongoing.

Fresno Bee Related Stories

Anthony Galaviz writes about sports for The Fresno Bee. It covers the Las Vegas Raiders, high schools, boxing, MMA, and junior colleges. He has been with The Bee since 1997 and attended Fresno City College before graduating from Fresno State with a major in journalism and a minor in criminology.
Support my work with a digital subscription