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Updated Mar 14, 2013 - 2:19 pm

Nev. woman dies after car rolls into Yuma lake

YUMA, Ariz. — Authorities in southwestern Arizona said a Nevada woman is
dead after the car she was driving rolled into a shallow lake in Yuma.

Yuma County Sheriff’s officials on Thursday identified the victim as
23-year-old Maria Celina Rubio-Morales, of Las Vegas.

Three passengers in the car escaped injury.

Authorities said Rubio-Morales lost control of the vehicle about 9 p.m.
Wednesday. The car slid sideways and rolled into Mittry Lake.

They said passers-by got Rubio-Morales out of the vehicle and sheriff’s deputies
performed CPR on her. She was transported by ambulance to Yuma Regional Medical
Center, where she was pronounced deceased.

Cause of the accident remains under investigation.


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