A tragic piece of news hit San Diego Comic-Con when a fan was struck and killed by a car on Tuesday morning. UT San Diego
reports that the 53-year-old woman was in town to attend the 2012 event, specifically to attend a panel for the upcoming film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
. She is reported to have been in line for the panel since Sunday.
Reports indicate that the car, a Subaru, was driven by a 67-year-old man. The woman began to cross the street around 9:20 AM, running to keep her place in line after those organizing the event were repositioning the waiting fans. She stopped when she saw the on-coming vehicle. Unfortunately, she proceeded to trip and fall into the car. The woman suffered injuries to the head, and was reportedly bleeding profusely as a result of the accident. She died later in the hospital.
fans have taken to Twitter to commemorate this tragedy, tweeting the message #RIPTwiFanG in honor of the deceased.
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