The name of a 17-year-girl who died Saturday after the car she was driving spun across Highway 49 and was struck by an oncoming vehicle has been released by the Nevada County Sheriff-Coroner’s office.
She was identified as Emily Brightwood. Her hometown was not available.
The teen was the sole occupant of a Subaru wagon southbound near Lime Kiln Road when for unknown reasons she spun into the northbound lane, where a car broadsided her vehicle at about 7:15 p.m. Saturday, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Brightwood was pronounced dead at the scene. Two people in the other car suffered moderate injuries, according to the CHP.
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The colllison is under investigation.
Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.