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Woman killed after car struck by on-coming traffic


CARMEL, Calif. (KION) A woman is dead after her stopped car was hit by on-coming traffic Friday night.

The California Highway Patrol says that Northridge residents Stacey Paz and Milton Pineda-Vaceres were involved in a non-injury accident on Carmel Valley Road at Rio Road around 9:30 p.m.

The non-injury accident prompted Paz and Pineda-Vaceres to get out of the car.

The pair was standing in the roadway when a car traveling eastbound along Carmel Valley Road (under what the CHP describes as "cold, cloudy and wet" conditions) struck the stopped car from behind and pushed it forward into Paz and Pineda-Vaceres.

Paz was pinned under the vehicle she'd gotten out of, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Pineda-Vaceres was transported to Natividad Medical Center and treated for his injuries.

The driver of the car that was traveling eastbound was not arrested.

Neither drugs nor alcohol are thought to have played a role in this crash, though the incident is still under investigation.

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Amelia Rosenberg

Amelia Rosenberg is a weekend producer at KION News Channel 5/46.


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