While waiting for a tow truck and family to arrive, Wanda Adamov attempted to cross the road mid-block and was struck by an oncoming sports utility vehicle. NBC 7's Nicole Gonzales spoke with Adamov's daughter Desiree Flowers.
A North County woman was struck and killed waiting for a tow truck on New Year's Eve, according to officials.
Wanda Adamov, 66, of Oceanside died at the intersection of N. Melrose Drive and Ascot Drive at about 8 p.m. Monday, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
Adamov's daughter Desiree Flowers got a call from her mother saying she was having car troubles.
Flowers said her mother commented "What a way to start a new year."
"I told her I'd be there in 20 minutes and to just stay inside and I would come get her," said her daughter Desiree Flowers.
However, officials said Adamov attempted to cross the road mid-block and was struck by an oncoming sports utility vehicle.
"We're all devastated. We'll never forget what happened," Flowers said.
Adamov's daughter says her mother loved to travel and was also heavily involved in church.
Minutes before the accident, she was visiting her best friend who was dying of cancer at the Life Care Center of Vista.
"I believe that God took her very quickly and that's where she wanted to be," Flowers said.
The driver was not arrested nor suspect of any illegal activity, according to the sheriff's department.