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CHP: Woman may have died from a medical condition before vehicle crashed near Taft

Posted at 11:38 AM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 00:23:06-04

A 45-year-old woman from Reno, Nev., may have suffered a medical condition Monday before crashing into a speed limit sign off a road near Taft, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP said at about 3:32 p.m. Monday it received reports that the woman was traveling south on Harrison Street just north of Cedar Avenue, when her vehicle came to a complete stop about 40 feet south of the intersection with Cedar Avenue.

She stopped for about 17 seconds before the vehicle slowly rolled through the intersection with Cedar Avenue and stopped about 265 feet south of the intersection after hitting a speed limit sign.

Good Samaritans got her out of the vehicle and life-saving measures were tried but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.