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Comic-Con Death: 'Twilight' Fan Runs Into Side of Car in Bizarre Accident

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Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 4:02 PM

click to enlarge A fan tribute to 'TwiFanG' posted via Twitter.
  • A fan tribute to 'TwiFanG' posted via Twitter.
Updated at the bottom with an eyewitness' account of what happened. First posted at 1:32 p.m.

A woman collided with a car as she tried to cross a street outside San Diego Comic-Con today in a bizarre accident that took the Twilight fan's life.

The accident at Harbor Drive and Fifth Avenue, just down the street from the San Diego Convention Center, where Comic-Con officially starts Thursday, was reported at 9:22 a.m., San Diego police Lt. Andra Brown told the Weekly.

Here's the weird part:


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It appears the woman actually ran into the side of the car as she tried to cross Harbor, a wide and busy street, Brown said:

Apparently she ran out into the street, saw oncoming traffic, tried to stop and tripped, fell or stumbled into the passenger side of a car.

The victim, whose identity cops wouldn't release, suffered "severe head trauma" and died at a hospital at 9:51 p.m., Brown told us.

The driver of the car, a 67-year-old man, "stayed and cooperated," the lieutenant said. He did not do anything wrong, she said.

The victim was there, reportedly ...

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