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Fatal Crash in Lompoc

Last Thursday, a head-on collision resulted in the death of a Lompoc woman. The crash, which happened on Highway 1 near Jalama Beach before 7:00 a.m., involved a Honda Civic and a Chrysler PT Cruiser. According to KSBY Channel Six News, the driver of the civic, 29-year-old Mirella Hernandez, was headed north on Highway 1 when her Civic crossed into the southbound lane of the highway. The civic collided with the PT Cruiser head-on.

Hernandez was pronounced dead on the scene, and two people in the PT Cruiser were swiftly transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries. Very little information has been released about the cause of this crash, which is likely still under investigation.

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