SAN DIEGO, CA – A 26-year-old woman died early Monday morning when the car in which she was a passenger crashed along a street in downtown San Diego, reports Patch.
The incident happened around 3 a.m. in the 1200 block of First Avenue, which is just northeast of the San Diego County Jail and the San Diego Law Library.
The investigation indicates that the driver of a northbound 2003 Toyota lost control of her speeding vehicle, left the roadway, crashed into a guardrail, and overturned.
The force of the collision threw the passenger from the vehicle, and she died at the scene. Authorities have not yet released her identity.
Police arrested the 24-year-old driver of the vehicle on suspicion of driving under the influence. A full investigation is underway.
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