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Canyon Country woman to be arraigned in deadly Fourth of July collision

February 15, 2011 | 10:10 pm

A 23-year-old Canyon Country woman is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in connection with a vehicle collision that left one person dead and several others injured as they watched a Fourth of July fireworks show.

Melissa Brigette Brown is charged with a felony count of vehicular manslaughter stemming from incident last year during which she lost control of her car, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said.

Matilda Garnica, 43, was killed as she watched the fireworks from the sidewalk, and several others sustained minor injuries, according to prosecutors.

Brown is also charged with an infraction for allegedly failing to stop at a red light. She is scheduled to appear in San Fernando Superior Court.

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