Heavy machinery crushes woman to death on beach

A woman who appeared to be in her late 40s to early 50s lying on a beach in California was crushed to death by a tractor around 10 a.m. Monday, according to reports.

Oceanside police said the woman was asleep when the tractor operated by a construction worker finishing part of a dredging project ran her over.

A man saw the woman before the incident.


“I was going surfing around 8:30 this morning. There was a woman who was leaning against a wall, she looked like she was going to pass out,” Jay Burneo said. “I went surfing and then I walked out and saw her laying on the beach passed out.”

The tractor was operated by Manson Dredging, a heavy equipment company contracted by the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

The woman’s body was taken to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

Frank Miles is a reporter and editor covering geopolitics, military, crime, technology and sports for FoxNews.com. His email is Frank.Miles@foxnews.com.

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