A repo man who hooked up a car and started to two it away in Southern California this week inadvertently killed a woman as she reportedly tried to stop the action.

But authorities say he didn't know the woman was in harm's way.

KNX 1070 Newsradio reported the victim tried to stop the tow by taking a stand between the truck her vehicle. It all happened …

… Tuesday at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday in the 15000 block of Monte Vista Avenue in Chino Hills, according to the Riverside Press-Enterprise.

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Repo man Leo Song was there to pick up the victim's 2002 Buick outside her mobile home. According to a San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department statement.

As Song lifted Via's car, she came out and asked Song not to take it. Song told her he had to take the car and began to drag it out of the driveway.

Was the repo man arrested? No.

Authorities believe he didn't know she was still there somewhere behind his truck as he made his moves.

Horrible ending:

The woman's husband had to tell Song that his wife was trapped under her car. He reportedly lifted the car up with a jack but it was too late.

She was ID'd as 42-year-old Lisa Marie Via.

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