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Passenger in Todd Road crash dies

Published: Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 8:57 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 8:57 a.m.

The female passenger the blue Mazda Miata that crashed into a tree Friday evening south of Santa Rosa has died as a result of her injuries, CHP officials said late Friday evening.

The CHP said she has yet to be identified.

The Mazda, driven by Emile Smith, 33, of Sebastopol was traveling east on Todd Road just west of Stony Point Road at about 4:35 p.m. when the car drifted off the south side of the roadway.

The passenger side of the car then slammed into the tree. The passenger suffered fatal injuries and had to be extricated from the vehicle by emergency personnel. Smith was also injured.

CHP Officer Marcus Hawkins said the cause of the crash is still under investigation. He said that officers are testing for alcohol but “it's not believed to be involved.”

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