Irvine Police Department Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PRESS RELEASE: 12-16-14
Contact : Farrah Emami, Public Information Officer, 949-724-7112, firstname.lastname@example.org
IRVINE, CA – A driver succumbed to her injuries this morning sustained in a single-vehicle collision one week ago. At approximately 3:30 a.m. today, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at approximately 3:30 a.m., 78-year-old Grace Owens died in the hospital.
On Dec. 9, 2014, at approximately 1:20 p.m., Owens was traveling eastbound on Irvine Center Drive and drove up the curb at the southwest corner of Irvine Center Drive and Culver Drive. Her vehicle knocked down a traffic signal pole and continued eastbound through the intersection. The vehicle went up another curb at the southeast corner of the intersection and crashed head-on into a tree, where it came to a stop.
The Orange County Fire Authority performed a cut-and-rescue, and Owens was transported to an area hospital with critical trauma. She remained in the hospital until she succumbed to her injuries this morning.
The investigation into the cause of the collision is ongoing.
IRVINE POLICE DEPARTMENT
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