Wednesday, December 16, 2009

"Mission Flea Market Worker Killed"

Apparently the flea market business is pretty competitive. And dangerous. Especially if the vendors need to be going home rather than to work.
A flea market worker was killed in a suspected drunken driving incident Wednesday morning at Mission Open Air Flea Market.

Police said the worker was crossing a pathway near the parking lot of the flea market in the 700 block of Moursund Road at 6 a.m. when a 44-year-old man speeding in an F-150 pickup hit the victim. The incident happened at a time when vendors rush in to pick prime locations.

The victim, believed to be in his 60s, was pinned underneath the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The driver, who is a vendor at the flea market, told officers that he had been drinking alcohol prior to the incident, police said.

(from KSAT-12)

It's a whole other world at the flea market.

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