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Jan 30, 2014 4:50 PM by Kathrene Herndon, KSBY News

Driver killed in early-morning crash identified; 2 others injured

The California Highway Patrol has identified the driver involved in a deadly crash Thursday morning as Mirella Hernandez, 29, from Lompoc.

CHP says Hernandez was driving north on Highway 1, just north of Jalama Beach Road, shortly before 7 a.m. when her Honda Civic crossed into the southbound side of the highway and collided head-on with a Chrysler PT Cruiser.

The two people in the Chrysler, identified as Karla Santos-Lomeli, 25, and Ricky Santos-Lomeli, 18, both from Lompoc, were taken to the hospital with major injuries.

Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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