The Medical Examiner's Officer reported that Hortensia Perez, 29, of Encinitas was driving with a friend Thursday evening on Rancho Santa Fe Road just north of Camino Alvaro when she became distraught about her father's death that occurred earlier in the month.
According to reports, Perez attempted to pull over to the curb but unknowingly stopped her Honda Civic on the bicycle path with part of her vehicle remaining in the traffic lane. As she stepped out of her vehicle, a Toyota Highlander driven by a 17-year-old struck her, wrote Carlsbad police Lt. Marc Reno in a press release.
and personnel responded to the scene and transported Perez to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla where she died from her injuries.
Perez lived in Encinitas with her brother.
The collision is under investigation by the Carlsbad Police Traffic Division.