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Woman who died in Christmas Day crash identified

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LA JOLLA (CNS) - A 78-year-old woman who had a fatal heart attack on Christmas which led to the vehicle she was in running off the road and crashing into a signal box, was identified Sunday by the county medical examiner.
   
Patricia Born of San Diego was the restrained front-seat passenger in a Lexus sedan driven by her husband. The medical examiner said the incident occurred about 2:15 p.m. on La Jolla Parkway at Hidden Valley Road when the Lexus failed to brake at a traffic light, swerved left, then crossed over the center divider into oncoming traffic before striking an electrical box on the curb.
   
"Paramedics responded to the scene and initiated advanced cardiac life support," the medical examiner said. "Born was transported to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla where resuscitation continued to no avail. She was pronounced dead."
   
Traffic lights in the area went out following the crash leading to a traffic back-up that lasted for hours.
   
The crash remains under investigation.

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