Fatal OB Crash May Be Case of Distracted Driving

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    A deadly head-on collision on the streets of Ocean Beach Sunday may have been an incident of distracted driving officials said.

    A red Honda Civic was traveling eastbound on West Point Loma Boulevard around 6:30 p.m. when it drifted into the westbound lanes and collided into a Toyota Camry driven by a pregnant woman.

    The driver of the Civic, identified by the county’s medical examiner as Crystal Noel Banducci, 32, of San Diego, died in the collision. Banducci may not have been wearing a seatbelt.

    “Based on the preliminary investigations and the lack of pre skid before stopping, it’s possible it could’ve been distracted driving but we don’t know that right now,” said SDPD Lt. Steve Hutchinson.

    Investigators don't think alcohol played a role in the crash and it's unclear how fast the two cars were going at the time.

    The other driver is 8-months pregnant. She and the baby were not injured but were taken to the hospital for observation officials said.