Neighbors angry to see crews back day after fatal Martinez accident
"Are you kidding?" asked neighbor Amy Dunbinsky. "I'm livid!"
Dunbinsky lives on Shell Avenue next door to 32-year-old Lindsey Combs, the woman who was crushed by the gravel truck Monday afternoon.
Her family told KTVU the young mother of a four-year old daughter was two months pregnant.
"I don't know who to blame," Dunbinksy cried. "It wasn't her time to die! It wasn't anybody's time to die on this street."
Martinez Police told Cal/OSHA investigators someone working with the JJR Construction crew asked Combs to move her car just before the accident. The question is, why was she asked to move her car at that moment?
Investigators will be looking into whether the rig was on level ground, whether the load had shifted, and a number of other factors to find out how the accident happened.
People who live along Shell Avenue got notices a couple of weeks ago, warning of driveway closures during construction.
"This never should have happened," Dunbinsky said. "Now you're [construction crew] thinking about making it safe? Why didn't you close the street off if you knew you were going to do all of this?"
At Sport Clips in Pleasant Hill, the shop doors were closed Tuesday in memory of Combs. Owner Ben Mangels said she was one of his first hires six years ago.
"When she entered a room, you knew it. That was her personality," Mangels said fondly. "There's a saying in the industry that beauty changes lives, and she believed every day that she was changing someone's life."
Mangels set up a GoFundMe campaign to help raise money for funeral expenses and care of Combs' 4-year old daughter, Lyric.