Woman killed in suspected DUI crash in Mira Mesa

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SAN DIEGO – An early-morning collision in Mira Mesa left a woman dead and a man suspected of drunken driving hospitalized Sunday, according to San Diego Police.

A 19-year-old woman was driving west on Zapata Avenue at Camino Ruiz in an Acura at 1 a.m., Officer Robert Heims said.

Police said the woman pulled out from the stop sign on the side street, and her car was broadsided by a northbound Honda driven by 21-year-old Christian Evangelista.

The Honda driver was drunk, police said.

The woman was taken by paramedics to a local hospital, where she died, while the Honda driver was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, Heims said.

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