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Driver dies after fiery wreck at Carlsbad intersection

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CARLSBAD (CNS) - A 23-year-old woman was killed Thursday afternoon when the
car she was driving veered off a Carlsbad street at high speed, plowed into a
light pole and caught fire, authorities reported.
   The motorist was heading south on El Camino Real, using a bicycle lane
to pass traffic stopped for traffic signals, when her vehicle swerved onto a
sidewalk at Levante Street shortly before 3 p.m., according to police.  
   The sedan caromed off a utility standard and crashed to a halt against
another one on the other side of the intersection, ejecting the driver before
becoming engulfed in flames, police said.
   Medics took the woman to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, where she
was pronounced dead. Her name was withheld pending notification of her family.
   The cause of the solo car crash was under investigation.

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