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Texas mom, 58, is killed during trip to post office to mail package to daughter in college

Texas mom, 58, is killed during trip to post office to mail package to daughter in college after woman, 84, who was parking outside hit gas instead of brake and plowed into store

  • A Texas mother-of-two was killed when an SUV driven by an 84-year-old woman crashed into the front entrance of a post office 
  • Karen Keagen, 58, was at the post office in West Houston on Wednesday mailing a package to her daughter who was away at the University of North Texas 
  • All of a sudden, an SUV crashed into the front entrance of the Westheimer Station post office and pinned Keagen underneath, killing her 
  • Police in Houston believe the 84-year-old driver was trying to park in a handicapped spot at the post office
  • She then hit her gas instead of her break and the SUV slammed through the post office’s front door before hitting an interior wall in the lobby and pinning Keagan 

A Texas mother-of-two has been killed after an SUV driven by an 84-year-old woman crashed into the front entrance of a post office and mowed her down.

Karen Keagen, 58, was in West Houston on Wednesday mailing a package to her daughter who was at the University of North Texas.

But the SUV smashed through the front entrance of the Westheimer Station location and pinned Keagen underneath, killing her.

Police in Houston believe the suspect was trying to park in a handicapped spot at the USPS outlet.

She then hit her gas instead of her brake and the car slammed through the front door before hitting an interior wall in the lobby and fatally-pinning Keagan. 

A Texas mother-of-two was killed when an SUV driven by an 84-year-old woman crashed into the front entrance of a post office

Karen Keagen (pictured right), 58, was at the post office in West Houston on Wednesday mailing a package to her daughter Larissa (pictured left), who was away at the University of North Texas

Karen Keagen (pictured right), 58, was at the post office in West Houston on Wednesday mailing a package to her daughter Larissa (pictured left), who was away at the University of North Texas

All of a sudden, an SUV crashed into the front entrance of the Westheimer Station post office and pinned Keagen underneath, killing her

All of a sudden, an SUV crashed into the front entrance of the Westheimer Station post office and pinned Keagen underneath, killing her

Police believe the driver hit her gas instead of her brake and the SUV slammed through the front door before hitting an interior wall in the lobby and pinning Keagan

Police believe the driver hit her gas instead of her brake and the SUV slammed through the front door before hitting an interior wall in the lobby and pinning Keagan

Authorities believe the 84-year-old driver was trying to park in a handicapped spot at the USPS outlet

Authorities believe the 84-year-old driver was trying to park in a handicapped spot at the USPS outlet

The driver – whom KHOU reported lives in Keagan’s neighborhood – was not impaired, authorities said, but Harris County is investigating her driving record. 

ADA Sean Teare said: ‘We are going to turn over every stone. We are going to look at every single thing involved in this to ensure that it was exactly what it looks like, a tragic accident.’

Click 2 Houston reported, however, that the driver is not expected to face charges related to the crash. 

Coincidentally, she and Keagan lived in the same neighborhood.

Melody Celedon, Keagan’s daughter, spoke of her mother Friday: ‘I just love her. She’s the best person I know. She’s who I talk to every day. Like I text her about everything.’

Keagan worked at Chapelwood United Methodist Church, her local church, for the last five years of her life

Keagan worked at Chapelwood United Methodist Church, her local church, for the last five years of her life

Melody Celedon, Keagan's daughter, spoke of her mother Friday: 'I just love her. She's the best person I know. She's who I talk to every day. Like I text her about everything'

Melody Celedon, Keagan’s daughter, spoke of her mother Friday: ‘I just love her. She’s the best person I know. She’s who I talk to every day. Like I text her about everything’

The driver - whom KHOU reported lives in Keagan's neighborhood - was not impaired, authorities said, but Harris County is investigating her driving record

The driver – whom KHOU reported lives in Keagan’s neighborhood – was not impaired, authorities said, but Harris County is investigating her driving record

She worried the victim was her mom because she knew that she was at the post office at the time delivering mail to her sister, Larissa.  

Larissa posted a tribute to Keagan on Facebook, writing: ‘If anybody truly knows me or my sister, you would know that our mother is our entire world, and we were hers.

‘The pain I am feeling from this is unlike anything I have ever felt before. I am heartbroken and I am at a loss for words or even room to comprehend this fully.’

Keagan worked at Chapelwood United Methodist Church, her local church, for the last five years of her life  

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