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Authorities ID Teen Killed In Crash On 5 Freeway

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SUN VALLEY (CBS) — A 17-year-old girl, who died in a car crash on the Golden State (5) Freeway in Sun Valley, was identified Saturday as a North Hollywood resident.

Arlette Cruz was ejected from the front passenger seat of a 1991 Honda Accord about 1:50 p.m. Friday on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway north of Sheldon Street, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Anthony Martin.

sun valley crash Authorities ID Teen Killed In Crash On 5 Freeway

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The vehicle spun out of control and overturned multiple times, Martin said. According to authorities, Cruz died at the scene.

Cruz was with an 18-year-old driver from Sun Valley, whose name was withheld, Martin said. That driver was taken to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, he said.

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