Oceanside Police vehicles at the scene of the pedestrian’s death. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A 54-year-old woman was killed Thursday evening when she was struck by a tow truck while crossing a street in Oceanside.

The crash was reported at 8:37 p.m. in the area of Mission Avenue and Airport Road, said Oceanside Police Lt. Daniel Sullivan.

The woman was crossing Mission Avenue when she was struck by the westbound truck, which knocked her to the pavement, Sullivan said.

Responders arrived within two minutes but the pedestrian succumbed to her injuries shortly after help arrived, Sullivan said.

The driver of the truck was interviewed at the scene and released. Alcohol and drugs were not believed to be a factor in the crash, Sullivan said.

— City News Service

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