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Fatal Chula Vista I-805 Car Crash Kills Female Motorist

A 25-year-old San Diego based woman, Wendy Hamabata, was killed in a tragic car crash that occurred on December 28, 2011, around 4:35 p.m. while she was northbound on Interstate 805 (I-805) in Chula Vista. According to the California Highway Patrol, Hamabata was driving at about 65-70 mph in her recently purchased black 1955 Chevrolet pickup, when she lost control of the truck, just north of East H Street. It swerved to the left and struck a median wall before overturning.

The impact of the collision threw her out of her truck. Hamabata suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the accident scene. The California Highway Police is investigating the cause of the crash. CHP officer Art Atkins stated that the truck, which was manufactured without seatbelts, would be examined for any mechanical problem. Read the rest »

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