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Mountain View Police Department
Sunday January 20th, 2013 :: 11:20 a.m. PST


PRESS RELEASE: Fatal Traffic Collision early this morning on Central Expwy @ Hwy 85 in Mtn View.

On January 20, 2013, at approximately 12:21am, a fatal traffic collision occurred on Central Expressway near Highway 85. The lone female driver in her 20's, who has yet to be officially identified, died at the scene.

The vehicle, a Chevy sedan, was travelling eastbound Central Expressway and swerved into the center median hitting a large tree. At this time it is unknown why the vehicle swerved into the center median. The vehicle was engulfed in flames and Mountain View Fire Department personnel arrived on the scene quickly and extinguished the fire. After the fire was extinguished, the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The primary collision factor has not yet been determined, however speed was a factor in this collision. The investigation is ongoing and the MVPD is looking for witnesses to this collision. Anyone who saw the collision is encouraged to call the MVPD traffic unit at 650-903-6344.

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Mountain View Police Department
1000 Villa St
Mountain View, CA 94041

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-903-6344

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