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Man arrested after passenger dies in Paradise Hills

SAN DIEGO, CA – One person has been arrested after an early morning crash took the life of an 18-year-old woman in the Paradise Hills area on Wednesday.

According to Fox News San Diego, a 19-year-old man lost control of a 1992 Mercedes on Paradise Valley Road near Munda Road at about 1:45 a.m. The car left the road and went into the canyon.

The Mercedes was carrying four passengers at the time of the crash. All five occupants were able to exit the vehicle and climb out onto the roadway. One of the passengers, an 18-year-old woman, sustained internal injuries in the crash. She was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead. Her identity has been withheld pending family notification.

The driver of the car fled the crash site but was later apprehended when authorities found him in the bushes nearby. He was arrested under suspicion of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

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Ross Jurewitz

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