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Teen dies in collision with big rig

fatal-crash-grpFALLBROOK, Calif. – A 19-year-old Oceanside woman was killed in a collision between a car and a big rig on a rain-slick road near Fallbrook, authorities said Saturday.

The young woman, whose name was not immediately released, was driving a Honda Civic east on state Route 76 approaching Gird Road in the rain about 12:20 p.m. Friday, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The driver lost control of her car for unknown reasons and drifted into the westbound lane, where an oncoming Freightliner truck crashed into the car’s passenger side, officials with the Medical Examiner’s Office said.

She was declared dead at the scene.

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