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Woman Killed In Head-On Traffic Accident In The Santa Paula Area Identified

Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2012 2:32pm

A Ventura County woman is being identified as the victim of a fatal head-on traffic accident in the Santa Paula area.

Melissa Ortiz died yesterday afternoon, when she apparently lost control of the car she was driving on Foothill Road, near Aliso Canyon Road and ran into a dump truck.

The truck driver tried to avoid the oncoming vehicle, but was unable to turn in time.

He suffered minor injuries in the crash, which happened just after 2:30 p.m yesterday.

The 36 year old Santa Paula woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

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