Woman killed during Corvette test drive

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Article Date: 2/17/2010 | Resource: MLG

Woman killed during Corvette test drive

LAGUNA HILLS – A woman in her 20s was killed this morning when a Corvette she was driving crashed into a tree on Mill Creek Drive.

A 28-year-old man who was riding in the car was taken to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo to be treated for cuts and chest pain. His injuries were not life-threatening, a sheriff’s lieutenant said.

Neither person was identified by officials.
The woman was taking a prospective buyer out for a test-drive, authorities said.

Around 8:15 a.m., the driver of gray 2003 Corvette lost control near 23016 Mill Creek Dr. in Laguna Hills.

The woman was headed eastbound on Lake Forest Drive, then “turned right on Mill Creek and just floored it,” said Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Doan.

The car skidded sideways, its driver’s side door slamming into a tree. The car then apparently spun around before banging into another tree 20 feet onward, Doan said.

Mill Creek Drive is a two-lane street surrounded by office parks. If the car hadn’t hit the tree, it would have probably crashed into a nearby office building, Doan said.

Afterward, the driver’s side door of the Corvette was dangling from a hinge, the windshield was shattered, the roof bulged upward, and the front end showed damage.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department and Orange County Fire Authority went to the scene of the accident, just south of where the 405 and 5 merge.

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Jeffrey Marquart