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89-Year-Old Sunnyvale Woman Dies in Three-Vehicle Collision Thanksgiving Day

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    Sunnyvale Woman Dies in Three-Vehicle Collision Thanksgiving Day

    A Sunnyvale woman was killed in a collision Thursday night in Santa Clara, according to the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety.

    (Published Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017)

    A Sunnyvale woman was killed in a collision Thursday night in Santa Clara, according to the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety.

    Santa Clara firefighters and public safety officers responded at 8:40 p.m. to the intersection of the Lawrence Expressway and Monroe Street after someone called to report the collision.

    Ratikanta Shah, 89, was injured and transported to a hospital but died of her injuries there, public safety officers and the medical examiner said.

    The driver of one of the three vehicles involved in the collision was found to be under the influence. Public safety officials identified him as 21-year-old Oscar Pazarciga.

    Pazarciga was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and DUI. He was taken to the county jail after he was treated for his injuries.

    The collision is under investigation. Anyone who has information related to it is asked to call Major Accident Investigation Team supervisor Lt. Tracy Hern at (408) 730-7109.

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