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Driver killed in Highway 49 wreck

The Union staff

Driver killed in Highway 49 wreck

A 68-year-old Auburn woman, whose identity has not been released, was killed Friday morning in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 49, south of the Nevada County line.

The wreck happened around 8:15 a.m. on Highway 49, north of Joeger road, authorities said.

A Honda Accord driven by the Auburn woman turned left onto the highway. The driver of a Kia Sportage swerved when she saw the Honda pull out directly in front of her, but hit the Honda on the left side, causing her SUV to overturn and land on its roof, a California Highway Patrol report states.

Both drivers were transported to the hospital. The Kia driver sustained minor injuries, but the driver of the Honda died at the hospital, reports state.

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Alcohol or drugs do no appear to be a factor in the collision, which remind under investigation, the release states.

— The Union staff

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