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Woman Injured in Fiery Lamborghini Crash Dies: Medical Examiner

Stephanie Rivera was the passenger in Michael Llamas' Lamborghini when they were involved in a fiery crash in downtown San Diego early Sunday morning

A woman thrown from a Lamborghini after it crashed into a palm tree and caught on fire in downtown San Diego over the weekend has died.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office (ME) confirmed her death on Wednesday.

The victim, Stephanie Rivera, is a fashion model in Tijuana, Mexico, according to Joaquin Meza, director of Miss Earth Baja California.

Meza confirmed Tuesday that Rivera was the passenger in the Lamborghini, which crashed just before 2 a.m. Sunday on N. Harbor Drive near W. Broadway.

Michael Llamas, 33, was behind the wheel, traveling northbound on Harbor Drive at over 100 mph when he lost control, officials said. The luxury car crashed into a palm tree and Was engulfed in flames.

Rivera was rushed to a local hospital where she remained in critical condition for two days. On Tuesday, her father told NBC 7 she was not expected to survive.

The driver crashed into a tree on Harbor Drive. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.

Llamas died in the crash. His body was found inside the charred car after firefighters put out the flames.

A vehicle speeding down Harbor Drive struck a tree and burst into flames, killing the driver and critically injuring his passenger. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.

Meza told NBC 7 he had met with Rivera last week to talk about her future projects. He described the model as a kind, smart professional who had a good heart.

"She cares a lot about the environment and is also involved in the breast cancer awareness," Meza said.

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