CHINO HILLS, CA - A Southern California woman has died after apparently trying to stop a tow truck driver from repossessing her vehicle, according to CBS News.
According to the San Bernardino County sheriff’s spokeswoman March 1 after being struck.
Driver Leo Song told detectives he backed up his truck to a 2002 Buick parked in the driveway of Via’s mobile home in Chino Hills. As Song lifted the car, Via came out and begged Song not to take her car. He told her he had to take it, according to CBS.
According to the report, Song said he assumed Via had moved away when he began to pull the car, but the woman’s husband approached him and said his wife was trapped under the Buick.
Via moved in between the truck and the car. The repo person allegedly claimed he never heard her and he ran her over. Miller says her death appears to be a tragic accident, but that an investigation was underway.