Fatal Car Crash on West Point Loma Boulevard Sunday Night

by on April 22, 2013 · 2 comments

in Ocean Beach

OB car accident deadly WPtLoma 4-21-13

About 6:30 pm, Sunday night, the 21st of April, a car being driven by Crystal Noel Banducci was going east when it drifted into oncoming traffic on the 5000 block of West Point Loma Boulevard.

Banducci’s red Honda CRX then crashed head-on into a westbound Toyota Camry, being driven by a 40 year old pregnant woman, as yet unidentified.

Banducci, 32, of San Diego, died at the scene, the Medical Examiner’s Office reported.  San Diego police. The driver of the Camry was hospitalized at UCSD medical center in critical condition.

SDPD Lt. Steve Hutchinson told the press that Banducci may not have been wearing a seatbelt. He stated:

“Based on the preliminary investigations and the lack of pre skid before stopping, it’s possible it could’ve been distracted driving but we don’t know that right now.”


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OB Mercy April 22, 2013 at 2:14 pm

I was on the scene for the Reader and got a live statement from the Sargent in charge after the body was picked up by the coroner. He stated that there was a cell phone in the car, but it didn’t look like she was texting. The pregnant woman was NOT in critical condition, but was only slightly injured thanks to her air bag deploying, which the deceased didn’t have in her older car and that she was definitely NOT wearing her seat belt. He felt she would have survived if she had been wearing it. Toxicology reports will take awhile to come back and let them know if alcohol or drugs were involved. I saw the deceased and I wished I hadn’t. Here is my story….



Frank Gormlie April 22, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Mercy, thank you for the update on this awful accident.


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