A Manhattan woman was hit and killed by a garbage truck Wednesday morning while out walking her dog.
It happened around 10 a.m. on 15th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues.
Witnesses say the dog got off its leash, and ran underneath the truck.
They say the woman was struck while trying to catch the dog.
"I hear the commotion – pop – real loud and then I saw the truck stopped and I was like, 'Oh my God why did that truck stop.' And then everybody’s screaming and the lady’s under the truck," said one witness.
"I called 911 but as you looked at her, it was a fatal hit. She was deceased," said another witness.
The Department of Sanitation confirms it was a collection truck.
A spokesperson says an investigation is underway.