The excitement of “Twilight” fans already in line for Thursday’s (July 12) “Breaking Dawn: Part 2” panel at Comic-Con turned tragic Tuesday as a woman who had joined the queue early on was struck by a vehicle and killed in front of the San Diego Convention Center.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the 53-year-old woman, Gisella G. (as identified by the Examiner), had been in line for the panel since Sunday. She was reportedly running to keep her place in line after a trip to the store when she was hit by the 67-year-old driver of a Subaru Outback.
An ambulance transported the unconscious victim to the hospital where she died Tuesday morning.
The accident comes on the heels of a request via Twitter from the official Comic-Con account, asking fans to not line up for Hall H until set up is complete.