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Turlock crash claims life of teenage girl

Turlock police say speed may have played a factor in the crash.

TURLOCK, Calif. — A two vehicle crash in Turlock took the life of one teenage girl on Saturday.

Turlock police said the crash happened at the intersection of West Avenue South and Angelus Street after a sedan went into the intersection and was hit on the passenger side by an SUV.

Officials said two 17-year-old girls were inside the sedan traveling west on Angelus. They were originally stopped at a two-way stop sign before they entered the intersection. 

The SUV was driven by an 18-year-old man who was heading south on West Avenue South and didn't have a stop sign. 

After the crash happened, people standing by the area helped get the driver out of the sedan to provide CPR and helped her regain consciousness.

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The passenger in the sedan had to be taken out of the vehicle by Turlock Fire Department. 

Both 17-year-old girls had life-threatening injuries and were taken to the hospital. While the driver was able to reach a stable condition, the passenger passed away.

The 18-year-old in the SUV didn't need medical attention and was cooperative with police. Police said alcohol and drugs don't appear to be a factor in the crash,but speed does.

Anyone with information on the crash can contact Officer Jake Young at 209-668-1200 or call Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636.

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