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Southern California woman dies after car crash in Orcutt

A 71-year-old Southern California woman died Monday when the car she was riding in overturned near Orcutt.

According to the CHP, 61-year-old Diane Fortel of Vista was driving a 2003 Honda southbound on Highway 101 at 7:36 p.m. when she drifted into the center median just south of Union Oil. She then allegedly overcorrected to the right, then back to the left, before running off the road and back into the center median, where the car flipped over.

Fortel had minor injuries and was taken to Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria. Her unnamed passenger, of La Costa, died.

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