Woman run over by produce trailer in Somerton

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Updated Monday, Dec 2 at 5:59 PM

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SOMERTON, Ariz. – A 60-year-old San Luis woman died after she was run over by a produce trailer Tuesday afternoon.

The Yuma County Sheriff's Office responded to an industrial accident in an agricultural field in Somerton shortly after 4 p.m.

Sheriff's spokesman Alfonso Zavala said Ana Maria Barrera-Bogarin and a witness were walking to their break area and did not notice a tractor was backing up with a produce trailer.

They attempted to beat the trailer, but were unable to and Barrera-Bogarin pushed the witness out of harm's way, according to Zavala.

Barrera-Bogarin was struck by the trailer, causing her to fall. She then was run over by the trailer.

The Somerton/Cocopah Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the victim to the Yuma Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead upon arrival. 

 

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