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Woman Dies After Crash with Boy, 17, in Rancho Bernardo

The elderly driver of the car the woman was in made a left turn against a red light, causing the teen to broadside the car

An elderly woman died Saturday afternoon after being involved in a car crash with a teenage driver in Rancho Bernardo, police said.

The woman, 71, was riding in black 2006 Toyota Avalon driven by a 72-year-old man when it was hit by a 17-year-old boy in a Jeep, San Diego police Officer Robert Heims said.

The collision happened shortly after 2 p.m. at the corner of Rancho Bernardo Road and Acena Drive. The Jeep was going eastbound on Rancho Bernardo Road and broadsided the Avalon, which was going westbound and made a left turn against a red light, Heims said.

The woman was seriously hurt and was transported to an area hospital where she later died, he said.

The 72-year-old man, the boy and his 17-year-old female passenger all sustained minor injuries, the officer said.

San Diego Police Traffic Division is investigating the cause of the deadly crash. Anyone with information was urged to call SDPD or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.


EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly indicated the teen driver made a left turn against a red light. NBC 7 regrets the error.

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