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: 14 Rescued After Boat Sinks Off Newport Harbor
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: Garcetti Unveils 'Justice Budget' At State Of The City
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: Paul Flores Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Charges In 1996 Disappearance Of Kristin Smart
Aguirre was determined to have died of multiple blunt force injuries.