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* Maribel Raya died when A Silver 2010 Mazda M3 Ran Off southbound Highway 101 South Of Todd Road

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UPDATE Click Here Maribel Raya Sonoma State University Student’s Fatal Crash Continues To Be Investigated

A Sonoma State University student was killed and another student was injured in a solo-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 101 early Saturday morning.Maribel Raya, 19, of Olivehurst in Yuba County, died when a silver 2010 Mazda M3 ran off southbound Highway 101, south of Todd Road, at about 1:40 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. Raya was initially identified by the Sonoma County coroner’s office as Maribel Medina,but university spokeswoman Jean Wasp said the victim’s name is Maribel Raya Another SSU student, Alejandra Meza, 19, of Rohnert Park, suffered a concussion, a fractured shoulder and other injuries, CHP Officer Jonathan Sloat said. Both women were sophomores, Wasp said. Raya had not yet declared her major.Two Santa Rosa men, Arnaldo Salazar, 20, and Alejandro Cano, 19, were also injured. Salazar suffered a broken neck and arm injuries and Cano suffered minor facial lacerations, Sloat said Sloat said it is believed the 2010 Mazda was registered to Meza and that she was driving. “All the occupants were less than cooperative about who was driving,” Sloat said this morning. Some had been drinking alcohol prior to the crash, Sloat said.The Mazda drifted off the road into bushes before it struck a tree.”There was no evidence of braking or evasive action,” Sloat said. The crash is under investigation. The CHP has impounded the car, he said.

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