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Woman who died in accident on Highway 43 identified

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Posted at 3:18 PM, Jan 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 15:34:10-05

BUTTONWILLOW, Calif. — A woman who died after a car crash on Highway 43 near the I-5 has been identified as 57-year-old Adela Aguilar Garcia of Salinas.

Garcia was the passenger of a vehicle that was struck by an SUV on Jan. 2. She was transported to Kern Medical where she died days later as a result of her injuries.

The accident caused traffic to temporarily shut down in both directions.

A helicopter was dispatched requiring CHP to shut down the 43 north and south of Panama Lane.