Livermore, California – August 10, 2011

A Bakersfield woman passed out while she drove on the Arthur H. Breed, Jr. Freeway Tuesday morning causing a traffic accident that led to her death.

According to the California Highway Patrol, on the on-ramp at North Livermore for westbound the Arthur H. Breed, Jr. Freeway Courtney King, 35, drove a 2011 Dodge Avenger. About 7:15 a.m. Ms. King was unconscious while she drover. Her husband attempted to take the car out of drive to stop the vehicle from moving. The vehicle was put into reverse and crashed into a vehicle traveling behind the Dodge on the on-ramp.

CPR was administered to Ms. King by a Richmond Police officer. She was transported to ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton. She died in the hospital.

The exact location of this accident has not been released.

The National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found driver error was the primary cause in 90 percent of major traffic crashes.

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