Victoria Strauss Bio, Wiki
Victoria Strauss is a 23-year-old Ohio graduate student who was killed in a freak accident when her head got crushed between her car door and a toll booth in a parking garage, according to a report. She was studying social work at Ohio State and was leaving the garage in Downtown Columbus on Monday, Jan 18th at 11:37 p.m. when tragedy struck, the Columbus Dispatch reported.
Strauss, a Florida native, got her undergraduate degree from Florida Atlantic University, where she was on the dance team.
Victoria Strauss was Crashed by the Toll Booth
Strauss dropped her credit card while trying to pay for parking via a machine then accidentally stepped on the gas while leaning outside of the car to get it, according to video footage cited by the paper. The car lurched forward, causing her to become wedged between the vehicle and the toll booth.
A security guard found her unresponsive at around 5:40 a.m. Tuesday and called police. She was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
“She attempted to retrieve her card by opening her door and leaning out to pick it up,” local police said in a statement. “She inadvertently accelerated and collided with the parking kiosk.”
Ohio State University Statement
Ohio State University in a statement said; “Victoria Strauss was a graduate student in the College of Social Work. We were heartbroken to learn she passed away on Monday, and we extend our deepest sympathy to her family and friends during this difficult time.”