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Woman, 22, Identified as Victim Killed in Rollover Crash Near Carlsbad Lagoon

A 22-year-old woman has been identified as the passenger killed in an early morning rollover crash in Carlsbad on Sunday.

Authorities have identified the passenger killed when a car flipped off a ramp near Carlsbad in the early hours of Sunday morning. 

Mireyya Hernandez, 22, of Descanso, was sitting in the back right passenger seat of a double-cab pickup truck driving northbound on Interstate 5 shortly after 1:30 a.m. Sunday, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office. She was one of three people in the car. 

As the driver took the transition to State Route 78 east, the driver lost control of the car. 

The vehicle rolled over the ramp and tumbled down a nearby embankment, landing on its roof near to the Buena Vista Lagoon in Carlsbad. 

The impact of the crash crushed the roof of the car, trapping all three passengers inside. 

First responders traveled down a steep and muddy embankment during rain showers to access the car and began an extensive rescue effort, Oceanside Fire Department Battalion Chief Pete Lawrence said.

Several units were called to the scene of the crash, and crews used multiple rescue tools in the extensive effort to access the victims, including air bags to lift the car, and Jaws of Life to remove parts of the car, Lawrence said. 

Hernandez was pronounced dead on scene. 

Two other victims were taken to a local hospital. Their conditions are not known. 

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