Sleeping Woman Struck and Killed during Modesto Homeless Camp Demolition
MODESTO, CA (August 1, 2018) – A homeless woman was killed Wednesday after she was hit by heavy machinery during a demolition near Kansas Avenue. The victim was later identified as 33-year-old Shannon Marie Bigley.
As per reports, the incident happened on the grassy area along Highway 99 during a homeless encampment cleanup. Bigley was sleeping in a cardboard box when she was struck and killed by heavy machinery operated by a California Department of Transportation crew.
Homicide detectives working with Modesto Police were called to the scene after Bigley’s body was found. After determining how the victim died, the investigation was turned over to the California Highway Patrol.
Further investigation is still ongoing to determine the cause of the incident and to identify possible contributing factors. Caltrans and the CHP did not provide additional information to the public, but they expressed sympathy for the family of Bigley.
We offer our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Shannon Marie Bigley. Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with her bereaved loved ones during this trying time. May she rest in peace.
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