[03-11-2023] Sacramento County, CA – Woman Caught Between Truck and Wall, Killed in North Highlands

[03-11-2023] Woman Caught Between Truck and Wall, Killed in North HighlandsA woman was killed after getting caught between a truck and a concrete wall in Sacramento County on Saturday night, March 11, 2023.

The California Highway Patrol reported that the crash occurred shortly before 6:00 p.m. at 32nd and I streets in North Highlands.

The woman was reportedly in a private parking lot when a truck nearby rolled back, trapping her between the wall and the driver’s side door.

The victim sustained major injuries to her abdomen and was declared dead at the site. Responders from Sacramento Metro Fire attempted life-saving measures but she ultimately succumbed to her wounds.

The woman’s husband was reportedly at the scene and was unharmed. No further details on their identities were released.

As the investigation continued, no other information on the driver of the truck was immediately available.

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