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Woman Killed Crossing Street Thursday in Mira Mesa Identified

Mira Mesa Boulevard was closed to traffic from Greenford to Black Mtn. roads.

A driver failed to stop at a red light and collided with two people crossing Mira Mesa Boulevard Thursday, San Diego Police said.

San Diego Police and San Diego Fire-Rescue crews were called to Marbury Avenue and Mira Mesa Boulevard just after 6 a.m.

One of the pedestrians, 59-year-old Lilian Sta Romana Ramos of San Diego, died in the collision. Ramos was a married Filipino woman living with her husband and step-daughter in Mira Mesa, according to the Medical Examiner's office.

Her husband, 64, was rushed to a nearby hospital with a broken bone and head injuries, police said. He is recovering. 

A 2011 Honda Sedan traveling eastbound on Mira Mesa Boulevard failed to stop for a red light at Marbury Avenue, investigators said.

The driver, identified only as a 26-year-old man, stayed at the scene.

Traffic investigators say the couple was crossing the street southbound in the west crosswalk.

Family members say Ramos worked for Flagship Cruises and her husband worked for San Diego State. They say the couple parked near the location where they were hit everyday and took the bus to work.

The location is near the U.S. Post Office, west of Interstate 15. Mira Mesa Boulevard was closed to traffic from Greenford to Black Mtn. roads. The section of road reopened before noon, according to police.

A nurse who was driving in the area at the time stopped to help. She spoke with NBC 7 but asked not to be identified.

The nurse was on her way to work when she stopped.

The female victim wasn't moving, she said, so she began CPR.

An officer with the academy stopped by to help as well, she said.

It's unclear if the driver will be charged. 

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