A woman was killed when a piece of heavy machinery ran her over on the beach in Oceanside Monday.

Tom Bussey with the Oceanside Police Department told KTLA sister station KSWB in San Diego that the woman was lying on the sand at Oceanside Harbor Beach around 10 a.m. when a piece of equipment being used for a dredging project ran her over.

The woman, who police estimate is in her 40s, did not have identification on her. Aerial video over the scene showed crime scene tape and police officers surrounding the tractor on the beach.

Police have not said if the woman was in a construction zone at the time of the accident, which a city lifeguard witnessed, according to police.

Check back for updates on this developing story.


By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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