A two car collision Saturday night has claimed the life of a 17 year old female driver and injured a mother and daughter in another vehicle. CHP Officer Greg Tassone says the accident occurred on Highway 49 near Lime Kiln Rd.
The female juvenile has bee identified as 17 year old Emily Brightwood of Mill Valley. She was alone in her car driving a 1997 Subaru Impreza wagon southbound, and a south county woman and her 15 year old daughter were in a 2013 Lincoln MKZ heading northbound on Hwy 49.
Both vehicles came to rest in the northbound lane of State Route 49. An Ambulance for Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital was returning to its duty station when it came upon the collision scene. Several passers-by had also stopped to render aid to the involved parties. CHP personnel along with units from Nevada County Colsolidated and Grass Valley Fire were dispatched to the collision scene. The driver of the Subaru was pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics. The female driver of the Lincoln and her teenage daughter had moderate injuries and were ground transported to Sutter Roseville.
Tassone says drugs or alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the collision.*
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The CHP will also be investigating if the driver was distracted by a cell phone or other things that might have caused her to loose control of the vehicle.