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A girl riding in a speeding car, on wet streets, and driven by a teenaged man was killed, and two others were hurt, when the vehicle rolled over, deputies and the coroner said Saturday.

The crash was at 5 p.m. Thursday, but details were released Saturday. It was on Cerro Villa Drive, west of Summitridge Lane, according to the Orange County Coroner’s Office.

The 19-year-old driver was speeding in a white Acura south in the rain on Cerro Villa Drive, a curving hillside residential street not far from Villa Park High School. He lost control of the car, causing it to roll over, said Lt. Jeff Hallock of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

The girl was ejected from the vehicle, Hallock said.

Paramedics rushed her to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana, where she was pronounced dead at 6:08 p.m. Thursday. Her exact age and name will be released after her family is notified, according to the Orange county Coroner’s Office.

The driver and another passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries. Two other passengers in the car were not injured, Hallock said.

“We believe (excessive) speed for the prevailing conditions was a factor,” the sheriff’s lieutenant said. “Drugs and alcohol did not play a factor.”

—City News Service

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