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City worker killed by tow truck in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - Officials have identified the city worker who was hit and killed by a tow truck in San Francisco Wednesday afternoon.

The victim has been identified as Lilianna Preciado. 

"Our City family is mourning today following the death of Lilianna Preciado, a valued employee with the Public Utilities Commission. 

We are incredibly saddened anytime a member of the City family passes away, but it is particularly painful when an individual perishes while working on the behalf of San Francisco.
My most sincere thoughts and deepest condolences are with the friends, family members and professional colleagues of Lilianna at this time.”

Preciado was taken to SF General with life-threatening injuries Wednesday afternoon after a car came loose from a nearby tow truck and went back. 



KRON4's J.R. Stone is at the scene, where he's told there were three workers in the area when at one point, a car came loose from a tow truck and went back, losing control. 

Officials say the area near 28th and Castro Streets will be closed for some time as they continue to investigate. 

People are asked to avoid the area. 

The estimated time of reopening is not known. 

Check back for updates.



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