A 52-year-old woman is dead after being trapped beneath her car in East Vancouver Friday afternoon.

Police believe the vehicle rolled backwards onto her on a sloped driveway near 13th Ave. and Commercial Dr. at around 1:30 p.m.

It appears the woman was loading or unloading her two dogs and some cargo in the back hatch prior to the accident.

Neighbours called 911 after seeing her stuck under the car. Police, firefighters and ambulance paramedics responded by the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Collision investigators will be examining the accidents to determine whether there were any other contributing factors.