Child killed in I-805 crash identified

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SAN DIEGO– Authorities Wednesday released the name of a 9-year-old Orange County girl who died when the minivan she was riding in was rear-ended by a pickup truck on Interstate 805 in Serra Mesa.

Fatal Crash I-805Yuriko Martha Mendoza of Santa Ana was fatally injured in the two-vehicle crash that occurred on northbound I-805 south of Murray Ridge Road Tuesday afternoon, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.

She died at the scene.

Paramedics took an adult to Sharp Memorial Hospital and two other children to Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego fire-rescue spokesman Maurice Luque said.

The extent of their injuries was unclear.

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