Margarita Ghavami, a 68-year-old Pleasanton resident, died April 10 after being injured in a three-car collision April 5 in San Ramon.
California Highway Patrol Officer Steve Creel said Ghavami was a passenger in the rear driver's side of a 2001 BMW that was struck when a 16-year-old Danville boy allegedly lost control of a 2009 Ford Mustang turning right on a two-lane country road in San Ramon near Windemere Parkway. The Mustang then crossed the double-yellow line and hit the BMW as well as a 1997 Ford Expedition.
Ghavami was said to have fallen out of the car and was not wearing a seat belt, according to Creel. She was transported to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley where she reportedly died of head trauma.
Investigators said drugs and alcohol were not involved in the crash, but Creel said the death has caused them to reopen the investigation, which may lead to charges for the driver of the Mustang.
Passengers in the BMW and Expedition were taken to Eden, Highland Hospital in Oakland and ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton for complaints of pain. The Mustang's driver, as well as a 15-year-old passenger, were transported by helicopter to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.