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Woman dies in rollover

A 39-year-old Lake of the Pines woman was killed late Friday night after she crashed and rolled a Jeep Cherokee she was driving within the gated community.

Julia Marguerite Risdal was driving her 1996 Jeep north on Torrey Pines Drive, north of Oro Valley Road, at 11:57 p.m. Friday.

Risdal was speeding, California Highway Patrol Officer George Kirbyson said Monday, and missed a right-hand curve in the road. The sport utility vehicle went off the road and overturned into a ditch, he said.

Risdal was by herself and was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, Kirbyson said. She was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, Kirbyson said, from blunt force trauma to the head, chest and left leg.

The highway patrol is investigating the crash for the use of alcohol.

Risdal grew up in the Bay Area and moved to Nevada County in 1994. She worked as a bridal designer and worked at several floral shops. She and her husband, Ryan Risdal, have four children.

A visitation service for Risdal’s family and friends will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Nevada City.

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