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  • Patricia Mackey, 61, was struck and killed by an out-of-control car while walking home from work in Mount Vernon on Monday[hhmc]

  • A Honda traveling on First Street somehow ended up in reverse, striking Mackey, and dragged her through a brick wall near South Ninth Avenue[hhmc]

  • Mackey just celebrated the christening of her grandson the day before, the pastor of her church said[hhmc]

A 61-year-old grandmother was killed under the wheels of an out-of-control car while walking home in Mount Vernon Monday afternoon, officials said.

Patricia Mackey was walking home from work when witnesses said a gold Honda traveling on First Street somehow ended up in reverse, striking Mackey, and dragging her through the brick wall near South Ninth Avenue.

Emergency responders had to jack up the car in order to pull Mackey out. Chopper 4 was over the scene as someone performed CPR, but there was nothing that could be done to save the critically injured grandmother.

Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas called the crash "tragic."

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Mackey had just celebrated her grandson's christening on Sunday, according to the pastor of her church, The Church of God Mount Vernon.

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She was a "faithful member of our congregation," the Rev. Clifford Thompson said. "A very loyal woman. A very simple woman. But a Godly woman."

Lit candles lined the scene as a way for loved ones to mourn the tragic loss of Mackey.

The driver has not been ticketed or charged, but police said their investigation is still ongoing.

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