Updated: Authorities ID woman killed in Christmas Day crash

A 78-year-old Paicines woman died in a car crash Christmas Day in the Paicines area.
The victim was Helen Lamar of Paicines, according to the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office, which acts as the coroner.
The accident was reported at 4:25 p.m. Dec. 25 in the 29000 block of Airline Highway, according to the California Highway Patrol in a statement released Monday. Lamar was driving a 1996 Chevrolet at the time of the accident.
The CHP reported that the vehicle rolled backward in an easterly direction and pinned the woman’s vehicle against a steel gate. The woman died at the scene. The CHP ruled it as an ongoing investigation.
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