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February 17, 2010 (Lakeside) – Amy Beringhaus, 35, of Lakeside was struck by a car and killed yesterday morning on Los Coches Road in El Cajon while jogging with her husband, Shaun, and their dog.  According to authorities, she stepped off the sidewalk into an unmarked crossing area in the northbound land in front of an oncoming car.


A Ford Mustang traveling northbound struck Beringhuas and her dog, a boxer that was not seriously injuried. Beringhaus was thrown over the vehicle and into the roadway. Her husband  called 911. Efforts by emergency workers to revive her failed and she was pronounced dead at the scene by Lakeside Fire.

The driver, a 51-year-old woman, said she did not see Beringhaus, according to the CHP. The Union-Tribune reports that witnesses have said the driver did not appear to be speeding.

Beringhaus, a webpage designer, was a graduate of Grossmont High School class of 1992. She was the daughter of Paul and Mary Nelson. Paul Nelson was the first principal at Blossom Valley Elementary School.
A celebration of Beringhaus’ life will be held at Harry Griffith Park in La Mesa on Saturday, February 20th, at 10 a.m.

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