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Salinas Teen Dies on Christmas Day After Being Hit By Car

By Kiki Jones, Director of Digital Content, kikijones@kionrightnow.com
Published On: Dec 26 2013 11:16:21 AM CST
Updated On: Dec 26 2013 12:25:34 PM CST
SALINAS, Calif. -

Salinas police said that 19-year-old Daisy Ramirez Martinez died Christmas Day, almost two weeks after she was hit by a car.

Daisy was in the crosswalk at North Main and Navajo when she was hit, said police. The driver has been identified as 46-year-old Maria Arcega.

This has been a deadly year in Salinas for traffic accidents -- this marks the 12th fatality in 2013. Salinas police said it is the most they have seen in a year. Over half of the fatalities involved a pedestrian, said police.