Heavy machinery crushes woman to death on Southern California beach


OCEANSIDE, Calif. (NewsNation Now) — 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 NewsNation affiliate KSWB the woman was lying on the sand at Oceanside Harbor Beach around 10 a.m. A worker operating a tractor didn’t see the woman sleeping and ran her over, according to police.

The woman, who appeared to be in her 40s, did not have identification on her. Helicopter video showed crime scene tape and police officers surrounding the tractor. It was being used to move pipes as part of a dredging project.

Police have not said if the woman was in a construction zone. City lifeguards witnessed the incident, according to police.

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