A female pedestrian was killed after being struck by an armored truck in La Jolla on Tuesday.
The collision occurred at around 5 p.m. on Villa La Jolla, in a parking lot at La Jolla Village Square. The pedestrian had just exited her car when she was struck by the truck, a Garda armored vehicle, which ran her over and dragged her for a considerable distance before stopping.
The pedestrian was hospitalized and died approximately an hour and a half later. She has been identified as Mikaela Jones, 22.
The collision occurred on Jones’ 22nd birthday. She was walking towards her boyfriend at the time she was struck. Her dog, who was with her, was uninjured in the crash.
The driver of the armored truck was making his rounds at the time, and had just turned the corner. He cooperated with authorities at the scene, and claims not to have seen Jones. His name has not been released.
The collision remains under investigation. Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor.