Woman run over by produce trailer in SomertonPosted: Updated:
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.