Woman struck by tow truck, killed in Oceanside crosswalk

Posted at 10:55 PM, Jun 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-23 08:41:24-04

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) - A woman died Thursday night after a tow truck hit and killed her as she crossed an Oceanside street, according to police.

Oceanside police said the 54-year-old woman was crossing Mission Avenue in the crosswalk just after 8:30 p.m., at the intersection of Airport Road, when she was hit by the tow truck.

The impact knocked the victim to the pavement. Police and Oceanside Fire units arrived on the scene within 2 minutes, but the woman succumbed to her injuries shortly after their arrival.

The victim has not been identified.

Meanwhile, the driver of the tow truck was interviewed at the scene and released. Police said based on a preliminary investigation, it does not appear alcohol/drugs or speed was a factor in the collision.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to call Oceanside police Accident Investigator G. Cobian at (760) 435-4898.