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Bystander Tried to Save Marley Pineda in Fatal October Crash, Report Reveals

Medical Examiner’s Office found no evidence of drugs or alcohol in the 20-year-old’s system.

A bystander tried to save 20-year-old Marley Pineda Quirino on Oct. 19 after her car swerved and crashed on San Pasqual Valley Road, an official report reveals.

Quirino, a Mexican citizen who worked at Ramona Café for a few months and also had a job for years as a bookkeeper at 1997 blue Ford Mustang westbound on San Pasqual Valley Road when she apparently swerved to avoid an injured deer in the roadway and lost control of her vehicle.

But according to the county Medical Examiner’s Office, bystanders called 911 and one even pulled Quirino from the vehicle and initiated CPR, after it was T-boned by a 2013 Ford Explorer.

According to an autopsy obtained by Patch, Escondido Fire Department paramedics arrived minutes later and took over CPR. They noted that she was in cardiac arrest with cerebral spinal fluid draining from her ears and nose.

The report said Quirino had no alcohol or drugs in her system and was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. It also said that the woman had no known health issues.

The former Ramona High School student was pronounced dead at 7:50 p.m. Oct. 19 by paramedics en route to the hospital. The report said cause of death was blunt impact injuries of head.

She was identified by her Mexico Automovilista ID.

Quirino’s autopsy received final approval Dec. 19.

Ramona Cafe raised funds for Quirino's funeral costs and though no memorial service was held, Ramona High School had a moment of silence for the young girl at the 2012 Homecoming Game.

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