Lake City, GA – Woman Killed by Forklift
Lake City, Georgia (March 22, 2023) – On Wednesday, a woman was killed in what appears to be a freak accident at a business that stores vehicles that have been in accidents or have been repossessed.
According to the Lake City Police Department, a woman went to Insurance Auto Auction on Rex Road to retrieve some personal items from a repossessed car.
The woman was going through the items in front of a gate when a forklift carrying a car came through and ran her over. According to police, the woman was killed “pretty much instantly.”
Because of the forklift’s size, the operator was unaware he had hit the woman until he returned across the street after unloading the car.
At this time, it is unknown whether he blew his horn as is customary before driving through the gate or if he did and the woman ignored it.
The police department does not anticipate filing any criminal charges at this time because no evidence of intent or criminal negligence was discovered.
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