Woman Sacrifices Her Life to Save Trick or Treaters in Carlsbad

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

CARLSBAD, N.M. - She risked her life to save some trick or treaters in Carlsbad.

A 24-year-old woman was killed when she was struck by a speeding truck over the weekend, just seconds after pushing several young trick or treaters out of the truck's path.

Police tell NewsWest 9, Jean Dess was crossing the street with 11 children, including her 4-year-old daughter, when the accident happened.

Authorities have not said whether the driver will face any charges.