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Carpinteria woman killed after being struck by family member's vehicle

CARPINTERIA, Calif. - A Carpinteria woman is dead after she was accidentally struck and hit by a vehicle driven by a family member.

The incident happened at around 7:15 a.m. Saturday morning at a home on the 1300 block of Vallecito Place in Carpinteria. 

Dora Perez, 55, was standing in her driveway while a family member was moving a nearby vehicle. For reasons unclear, the vehicle suddenly sped out of control and struck Perez, pinning her against the wall of the home.

Emergency responders arrived on scene to provide medical aid.

Perez was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

The family member that was driving the vehicle was also transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is investigating the crash. Authorities do not suspect foul play or drugs or alcohol contributed to the crash.


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