A longtime Berkeley resident was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer on Wednesday morning, Berkeley police reported.
Jeffrey Schoen, 47, was on Haste Street about 50 feet west of the crosswalk at Dana Street when he fell beneath the rear wheels of the passing truck, according to police Officer Ed Galvan.
Witnesses told police the truck, carrying dirt for a construction project on the UC Berkeley campus, was going about 20 mph on the street where the speed limit is 25 mph. Police believe the driver did not see Schoen and was not at fault in his death.
The collision occurred around 8:55 a.m. Schoen was pronounced dead at a hospital around 9:30 a.m., according to the Alameda County coroner’s bureau. Galvan said it appeared Schoen’s chest was crushed.
The incident was the second Berkeley fatality involving a construction truck in eight days. Nadine Lambert, a professor in the UC Berkeley graduate school of eduction, was killed on April 26 when a dump truck hit her car near campus..