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Woman dies in vehicle crash after hitting deer in the road

A 20-year-old woman was killed Friday night in a traffic collision that began when she hit a deer in the road, San Diego police said Saturday.

The woman, whose name was not released, was driving a 1999 Ford Mustang on San Pasqual Road around 9:30 p.m. in the rural northern region of the city when she hit a downed deer and lost control of her vehicle, police said.

The Mustang crossed into an oncoming lane and was struck by a 2013 Ford Explorer. The two men in the Explorer were not injured but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.


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