CHP identifies Paso Robles woman killed in Thanksgiving Day car crash

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The driver in a solo-vehicle car crash outside of Paso Robles on Thanksgiving Day has died, California Highway Patrol confirmed Tuesday.

Julia Martha Garcia, 40, crashed into a tree while driving outside of Paso Robles on Nov. 25, California Highway Patrol spokesman Jose Meza wrote in an email to The Tribune.

He said Garcia was driving westbound on Adelaida Road to the west of Stag’s Leap Way at about 12:17 p.m. when she went around a curve at an unknown speed. The car started to drift off the right side of the road, Meza wrote, and she over-corrected by turning the car hard to the left.

The car veered back across the roadway, up a dirt embankment and then crashed into a tree. Garcia was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and whether or not she was impaired is unknown, Meza wrote.

Garcia was transported between Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, Fresno and Stanford hospitals for treatment, he said, but she died four days later at Stanford Hospital on Nov. 29.

Meza said Garcia’s next of kin has been notified. She was a resident of Paso Robles.

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