Minneapolis woman dies after being hit by city dump truck.
A 55-year-old pedestrian was killed Tuesday in Minneapolis' Elliot Park neighborhood after she was hit by a city dump truck.
Judy Rye, of Minneapolis, a mother of two and grandmother of four, died after being taken to Hennepin County Medical Center following the 9:15 a.m. collision, said her daughter Jody Shuberg.
According to Shuberg, Rye was on her way to visit her mother at a nearby nursing home. As she walked across 11th Avenue S. at E. 15th Street a dump truck turning left hit her in the intersection, witnesses said.
Elizabeth Skibba, who was walking to work, said she heard a woman scream, looked up and saw her being pulled under a wheel.
Shuberg said the truck rolled over her mother's stomach and crushed her. Rye was able to instruct hospital workers to call her children, but Shuberg said she was not able to see her mother before she died.
It was unclear Tuesday night what caused the collision. Minneapolis police officials began an accident reconstruction investigation at the scene.
As is standard in such cases, the driver -- who has been working for the city for seven years -- has been placed on paid leave pending the results of a drug and alcohol test, said city spokesman Matt Laible.
Rye, a Minneapolis native, took regular walks to visit her mother, often volunteering at her nursing home and rolling other residents to and from beauty shop appointments, Shuberg said. Funeral arrangements are pending.