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Comic-Con Twilight fan killed by car in San Diego

July 10, 2012 |  3:01 pm

A 53-year-old woman who had come to San Diego to attend the Comic-Con convention died Tuesday morning after she apparently stumbled in a roadway and was struck by a car, police said.

The woman, who police did not identify, was first walking in the crosswalk but then left it and ran across Harbor Drive near the downtown convention center where the animation fair is being held, according to Lt. Andra Brown of the San Diego Police Department. She then fell as she tried to avoid the car but was hit, suffering massive head trauma, Brown said.

The driver, a 67-year-old man, was not charged because it appears he was not at fault and had a green light.

According to the San Diego Union Tribune, the pedestrian was running back to keep her place in line for a panel featuring cast members of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2,” set for Thursday afternoon. The paper reported that she had been in line since Sunday, but Brown said she could not confirm those reports.


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