Ojai woman dies in vehicle accident
By Lenny Roberts
The body of a 57-year-old Ojai
woman was discovered Sunday in her vehicle by a passerby in a
remote section of Ventura County off Highway 33.
Eileen Baker's crumpled 1996 Ford Taurus was located down an
80-foot embankment off the state highway approximately two miles
north of the Apache Canyon Creek bridge, according to a California
Highway Patrol report.
CHP Officer Mark Ehly said Baker was alone in her car, was wearing
her seat belt at the time of the incident, and there was no evidence
that the accident was alcohol-related.
"For reasons unknown, her vehicle just ran off the road
and down the embankment," Ehly said, adding that there were
no witnesses to the accident and the exact time was unknown.
Both front air bags were deployed.
Because of the distance of the discovery from Ventura, the Kern
County Coroner's Office retrieved Baker's body approximately
five miles south of the Santa Barbara County line.
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