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California woman dies following Hilo vehicle accident

HILO (HawaiiNewsNow) - A California woman is dead following a vehicle crash on Rubbish Dump Road at the Hilo landfill Sunday afternoon.

Officials identified the woman as 22-year-old Christina Delgado of Santa Cruz.

According to officials, her 26-year-old brother, Marco Delgado, was driving a pickup truck in the southbound direction when he lost control, ran off the side of the road and plummeted 50 feet down a rock quarry.

The victim was in the passenger's seat at the time of the crash, and was pinned inside the truck.

The driver was able to escape from the vehicle and get help.

Fire Department crews extricated the female passenger. She was then flown to the Hilo Medical Center when she later died.

Police arrested the driver on suspicion of drunk driving.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the victim's exact cause of death.

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