Woman in crosswalk killed by tow truck in Oceanside

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — A 50-year-old woman was hit and killed by a tow truck Thursday night in Oceanside, police said.

The incident happened around 8:40 p.m. in the 3200 block of Mission Avenue, near Airport Road.

Police said the woman was in a crosswalk attempting to cross the westbound lanes of Mission Avenue against a red light while the tow truck driver, who had a green light, was headed westbound. The truck hit the woman in the intersection. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The truck driver was interviewed by officers before being released from the scene.

Westbound Mission Avenue from Roymar Road to Airport Road will be closed for several hours while officers investigate, police said.

Google Map for coordinates 33.213944 by -117.348177.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.