Woman killed after officials believe driver blacked out

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Article Date: 11/2/2009 | Resource: MLG

Woman killed after officials believe driver blacked out

“Laguna Hills fatal crash believed to be caused by 27-year-old driver passing out behind the wheel, authorities say.”

A 60-year-old woman was killed Sunday in a four-vehicle crash that authorities said they believe was prompted by a medical condition, authorities said.

A 27-year-old man was driving eastbound on Alicia Parkway, near Hon Avenue, when he crashed into the back of another car at about 4:40 p.m. Sunday, said Lt. Ted Boyne of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

The 27-year-old driver hit the back of another car occupied by a 58-year-old man and a 60-year-old female passenger, Boyne said.

The 58-year-old driver suffered head injuries and was taken to Western Medical Center-Santa Ana, where he remains in critical condition, Boyne said.

The 60-year-old passenger, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene, he said.

Authorities believe the 27-year-old driver may have passed out before crashing into the car. He and his 4-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries.

The impact of the crash also caused the vehicles to crash into two other cars, although no other injuries were reported.

The crash is under investigation by the Sheriff Department’s major accident reconstruction team.

The names of the people involved were not immediately released.

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Jeffrey Marquart