OCEANSIDE (CBSLA) — A woman who was fatally run over by a construction vehicle while sleeping on an Oceanside beach was identified Wednesday as a 68-year-old transient.
Carol Ann Aguirre was sleeping on the beach Monday when she was struck by a Caterpillar wheel loader that was removing pipes from a dredging project.READ MORE: Grieving Family Looking For Killer Of 22-Year-Old Alejandro Legaria Rangel In Huntington Park
The driver did not see the woman on the ground, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office. But when he felt a bump along the route, he hit the brakes, reversed at an angle and saw the woman on the ground.READ MORE: Man Shot And Stabbed Outside Crowded Glendale Pastry Shop, Suspect On The Loose
The wheel loader weighs about 50,000 pounds, according to CNN. Investigators say the driver was a contractor working for the Army Corps of Engineers.
Oceanside police and firefighters were called to the scene and pronounced the woman dead.MORE NEWS: Man Struck Multiple Times In Daylight Shooting In Riverside
Aguirre was determined to have died of multiple blunt force injuries.