A woman was sleeping on the beach when she was killed by a piece of heavy construction machinery.

The unsuspecting beach lounger was asleep on Monday in Oceanside, California when a construction worker accidentally ran over her with a tractor, according to police.

She appeared to be in her 40s to early 50s, officers said.

Jay Burneo said he witnessed the woman lying lifeless on the sand and was worried about her.

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‘I was going surfing around 8:30 this morning,’ he said. ‘There was a woman who was leaning against a wall, she looked like she was going to pass out. I went surfing and then I walked out and saw her laying on the beach passed out.’

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She was fully clothed and did not have identification on her. City Lifeguards witnessed the incident, police said.

The officers have not said if the woman was in a construction zone.

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