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Idaho Woman Killed by Garage Door Made Fake 911 Call

BOISE, Idaho An Idaho woman who died after being pinned under a garage door at the paramedic building where she used to work first lured emergency workers away with a fake 9-1-1 call.

KTVB-TV reports that 35-year-old Melissa Farris of Caldwell told dispatchers late last Thursday that a car had driven off a road. As an ambulance left the Canyon County paramedic building to respond, she attempted to slip under the garage door and was trapped beneath it.

Farris, a former Canyon County paramedic, died after being transported to a local hospital. Her car was found parked near the paramedic building.

Authorities have released no information on Farris’ possible motive for trying to sneak into the station.

Her reasons for leaving the agency in December after seven years on the job also have not been made public. Canyon County says it’s a personnel matter.

Information from: KTVB-TV,

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