Police: Woman hit, killed by garbage truck in Stillwater

Authorities say a woman died Tuesday morning after she was hit by a garbage truck in Stillwater.

According to Stillwater police, officers and fire crews were called to the 900 block of Willard Street West at around 7:45 a.m. on a report of a pedestrian-involved accident.

When officers arrived, they found a woman who appeared to have been hit by the truck and several Waste Management officials at the scene. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

A GoFundMe for the woman’s funeral expenses was started by her grandson, Josh Pritchett, who said his grandma, Margaret, was “a beacon of joy and generosity to all.”

“She was the first one to give you a hug upon entry to [her] home, ask about your life, and send you home with a bag of cookies whether you asked for them or not. She will be greatly missed by all,” said the GoFundMe.

Police say the incident remains under investigation and the Minnesota State Patrol is helping with reconstruction.

No other information is being released at this time.