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Chapel Hill Woman Killed in Freak Accident

Posted January 11, 2007

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— A 49-year-old Chapel Hill woman was killed Thursday morning when she was pinned in her car door as the vehicle struck, police said.

Stephanie Marcheschi of 8514 Seawell School Road opened the door of her minivan and leaned out while it was running and in gear shortly after 7 a.m., police said. The minivan ran off her driveway to the left and struck a tree, and she was pinned between the door and body of the vehicle, police said.

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  • sashapelton Jan 21, 2007

    My heart goes out to the family of Ms. Marcheschi. You will all be in my prayers and my thoughts.

    "Ianswagerty" - I feel your comment was sincere and from the heart. The world needs more people like you.

    gim59 and 2amanda2, what is wrong w/you??? Criticizing a persons warm, empathetic comment?? This isn't English class! Ianswaggerty NEVER said he/she is a teacher, now did he/she?
    Shame on you, both of you.

    Back to the point.. Again, my deepest sympathy to the Marcheschi family.

  • climacool101 Jan 12, 2007

    I am a sophmore at CHHS and i have known this womans son since 7th grade. his mother was one of the nicest people i have ever known. I thought of her as a 2nd mom. i know alex and his sister are going through a hard time. there are in my prayers and Mrs. Marcheschi is a big loss for me and many others. God Bless her family and friends!

  • jivins4 Jan 12, 2007

    I am a sophmore at CHHS, and Alex Marcheschi, her son, is one of my best friends. I cannot imagine what he must be going through. Alex is a fun, smart person and does not deserve to lose his mother like this. I hope that i can help him get through this tough time.

  • gim59 Jan 11, 2007

    2amanda2, i total agree with you . :-) what are they teaching in the Schools ? My Prayers to the family.. But hang in there ianswagerty it have to get better for you lol.

  • 2AMANDA2 Jan 11, 2007

    they're in my prayers.

    ianswagerty, i hope you don't teach english.

  • ianswagerty Jan 11, 2007

    this womans son goes to chapel hill high, and is in one of my classes. i just cant imagine what it would be like for this to happen to my family. i hope that eveything goes well for their familie, and we will give him our sympothies when he returns to school. god bless

  • Tax Man Jan 11, 2007

    She was probably looking out the door because she had ice on her windshield and could not see where she was driving. A real shame. God bless her and her family.

  • diwanicki Jan 11, 2007

    My prayers go out to her family. Why did she lean out of the car with out putting it in park?