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One teen killed, seven people injured in car crash near Davis, Calif.

September 11, 2010 |  5:13 pm

A 19-year-old girl was killed and seven other people were injured Saturday when a car rolled over in a crash in Yolo County southeast of Davis that authorities said was caused by an intoxicated teenage driver. 

The crash occurred around 2:30 a.m. Saturday when the speeding driver, also 19, lost control of the vehicle, driving it into a ditch at one point. The vehicle then rolled over multiple times, ejecting the girl who died, according to the California Highway Patrol. 

Yolo County chief deputy coroner Robert Labrash identified the girl as Crystal Marie Rodriguez, a resident of Woodland, north of Sacramento. She died at the scene about an hour after the crash, Labrash said. An autopsy is expected to be performed Monday. Others who sustained major injuries ranged in age from 15 to 20, according to the CHP. 

The driver, whose identity was not released, had minor injuries and was placed under arrest, authorities said.

 --Victoria Kim