'Tragic accident': Tractor runs over and kills woman sleeping on California beach

A tractor focused on a dredging mission drove over a girl mendacity on a Southern California seashore and killed her, government mentioned Monday.

The lady hasn’t been recognized and a police spokesman in Oceanside, the place the incident happened, instructed NBC San Diego that the loss of life used to be a “very tragic twist of fate.”

The spokesman, Lt. Tom Bussey, mentioned in a commentary that the twist of fate happened Monday morning at a seashore close to Oceanside Harbor, north of San Diego. The lady used to be asleep at the seashore, the commentary mentioned.

A neighborhood surfer, Jay Burneo, instructed NBC San Diego that he’d previous noticed the girl — who Bussey mentioned used to be in her 40s or 50s — leaning in opposition to a wall as though she used to be about to cross out.

When Burneo requested lifeguards to test on her, he instructed the station, “she gave the impression to say, ‘I’m k.’”

Bussey instructed NBC San Diego that paintings crews have been within the technique of finishing a regimen dredging mission that happens each and every couple of years. The motive force used to be backing up into a security zone and didn’t see the girl when he ran her over, Bussey instructed the station.

The corporate in the back of the mission, Manson Development, mentioned in a commentary that it’s cooperating with native police.

“All people are devastated,” the corporate’s president, John Holmes, mentioned within the commentary. “We all know, too, that her circle of relatives and loving pals will have to even be devastated. And to them, I wish to categorical my sincerest and inner most sorrow that this tragedy happened.”

Within the commentary, Bussey mentioned medicine or alcohol did not seem to have performed a job within the twist of fate.

The station reported that the tractor weighs about 23,000 kilos.

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