Lilia Soto Struck & Killed by Garbage Truck in Dallas, Texas

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A pedestrian using the crosswalk was killed on Friday after she was struck by a garbage truck in Oak Cliff.

Pedestrian Killed by Dallas Garbage Truck

On Friday afternoon at around 1:20 p.m., police responded to the scene of a fatal auto-pedestrian accident at the intersection of Zang Blvd and Jefferson Blvd in north Oak Cliff.

According to reports, the driver of a Waste Connections garbage truck heading eastbound on W. Jefferson Boulevard made a right turn onto southbound Zang Boulevard and struck a pedestrian in the crosswalk. The victim, 52-year-old Lilia Soto, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Many of those who work in the neighborhood spoke to FOX 4 and said they knew Soto because she was often in the area selling items from a catalog. They say she leaves behind children and a husband.

Police obtained several eyewitness accounts, including one who was walking behind Soto when she was hit. According to witnesses, Soto was in the crosswalk and had the right of way when the dump truck turned and ran her over. The truck driver stopped and stayed at scene to talk to police, but those who spoke to FOX 4 say that drivers not yielding the right of way to pedestrians is a common problem in the area.

Dallas Police say the case will be referred to a grand jury to determine whether or not the driver will face a charge of criminally negligent homicide. Police gave no timeline on a grand jury hearing, and the fatal accident is still under investigation.

By | 2019-06-12T16:20:31-05:00 October 8th, 2018|


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    Dania Dania October 11, 2018 at 12:26 am - Reply

    Te amaremos por siempre!!!!! Mi tia Lili.☺

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    LAURA MARTINEZ October 11, 2018 at 5:45 am - Reply

    My most sincere condolences to the Soto Family, May she Rest In Peace. God be with her.

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    Anita October 12, 2018 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    Lilia diosito te Reciba con Las manos abiertas y te cubra con su manto celestial……fuiste Amada y queria an este mundo
    Haste pronto……

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    Anita Fernandez October 12, 2018 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    Que descances en paz Lilia
    Diosito te Reciba con Los Brazos abiertos y te cubra con su manto celestial hasta pronto
    Descansa an paz….

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